How effective is protopic for eczema and what are the chances that it will cause cancer?

Protopic Ointment. Protopic ointment is a prescription ointment used to treat moderate to severe eczema. Protopic is for use after other prescription medicines have not worked or when a doctor recommends that other prescription medicines should not be used. Protopic should be used for short periods, and, if needed, treatment may be repeated with breaks in between. Never seen or heard of cancer with this medication.