Does anyone have any experience with protopic ointment for the treatment of eczema? Does it work?

Works for some . Some people with ezcema respond well to steroid ointments.. Others don't. Protopic works by stopping the immune system from releasing certain chemicals which can trigger the ezcema reaction. .. Different from steroids.

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Eczema - does protopic ointment (tacrolimus) work?

Topical medications. Protopic is equivalent to moderate strength topical corticosteroid and it is a preferred medication for eczema maintenance. It should work for treating eczema. Make sure you also use lot of skin moisturizer to keep your skin healthy and prevent flare ups. Read more...
Yes. It is not a steroid, so it is preferred on the face, especially eyelids. It is too expensive for widespread use on other areas. If you need long-term treatment in genital area, it might be appropriate. Otherwise a topical steroid is preferred. Of course attention to dry skin is basic. Read more...

Why aren't dermatologist prescribing the Protopic ointment anyone? -- I have Eczema

Selected cases. tacrolimus isn't an easy drug, should be limited to moderate to severe cases of atopic dermatitis, for short term use only, if all measures failed, it can be repeated though, but first should exhaust other measures, goodluck. Read more...

Does anyone use protopic ointment for eczema and other skin conditions? I heard there were some dangers.

Some risk perhaps. Tacrolimus is in a class of medications called topical calcineurin inhibitors. It works by stopping the immune system from producing substances that may cause eczema. The fda did offer a warning about the risk of skin cancer in 2005. This concern is based on information from animal studies, case reports in a small number of patients, and how these drugs work. Discuss with your doctor. Read more...
Don't worry. There is no credible evidence that Protopic ointment causes skin cancer in humans. There is a warning label in the package insert, but it is based on data from mice who were *fed* huge quantities of the active ingredient. So if you are a mouse who loves to eat protopic, you might have a problem; if you are a human who is applying it to your skin in reasonable amounts, don't worry about it. Read more...