Protopic Ointment Tacrolimus and/or alternatives

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Protopic 0.03%

Manufacturer: Leo Pharma Inc. Source Country : United Kingdom
Shipped from : United Kingdom

Protopic 0.1%

Manufacturer: Leo Pharma Inc. Source Country : United Kingdom
Shipped from : United Kingdom

Tacrolimus 0.03%

Generic Alternative to Protopic Ointment 0.03%
Manufacturer: Glenmark Source Country : India
Shipped from : India

Tacrolimus 0.1%

Generic Alternative to Protopic Ointment 0.1%
Manufacturer: Glenmark Source Country : India
Shipped from : India
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Description of Protopic Ointment

Protopic Ointment has Tacrolimus as its active ingredient, and it belongs to the category of topical macrolide immune suppressants or topical calcineurin inhibitors. It is available in the form of a topical application. Each gram of the medicine contains 0.03 or 0.1% Tacrolimus, mineral oil, propylene carbonate, paraffin, white wax and white petrolatum.

Indications & Dosage of Protopic Ointment

Your doctor will recommend you to buy Protopic Ointment in order to treat eczema or atopic dermatitis. It is given to a patient only if he or she has not responded to other eczema drugs. Protopic Ointment works by weakening the immune system of the patient so that allergic reaction can be decreased and eczema can be relieved.

Your doctor will advise you to apply a thin layer of Protopic Ointment on the affected skin two times a day. Rub the ointment gently on the area and leave it on without using any occlusive dressing or bandage. Your symptoms should improve within 6 weeks of starting treatment. Inform your doctor if this does not happen.

Side Effects & Interactions of Protopic Ointment

Patients using Protopic Ointment may commonly experience mild itching, stinging or burning, skin redness, acne, headache, cold increased sensitivity to cold or hot items/temperatures, or flu symptoms including sneezing, stuffy nose or sore throat. These are mild side effects of the drug and subside on their own within a few days. However, inform your doctor at once if any of these become too bothersome. Some serious side effects associated with Protopic Ointment include:

  • Severe itching, burning, stinging or soreness at the site of application
  • Crusting or redness around the hair follicles
  • Swollen glands
  • Signs of skin infection such as itching, swelling, oozing or redness

Do not buy Protopic Ointment if you have an allergy to any of the ingredients in the drug. Symptoms of this would include breathing problems, hives, facial swelling and dizziness. Discontinue using the drug if you develop any of these symptoms after applying the ointment. Seek medical attention if required.

Some medicines may cause serious drug interactions if taken together with Protopic Ointment. Such drugs include antibiotics (e.g. clarithromycin or telithromycin), antifungal medicines (e.g. clotrimazole or ketoconazole), antidepressants (e.g. nefazodone), blood pressure or heart drugs (e.g. verapamil or nifedipine), HIV or AIDS medicines (e.g. ritonavir or nelfinavir) or drugs for treating tuberculosis (e.g. isoniazid). In addition to these, inform your doctor about all the other drugs you are using at present, including herbal preparations, health supplements, topical creams and ointments.

Warnings & Precautions of Protopic Ointment

Do not buy Protopic Ointment if you have any of the following medical conditions:

  • Skin cancer
  • Skin infection (e.g. chickenpox or herpes)
  • Netherton’s syndrome
  • Weak immunity caused due to certain drugs or diseases
  • Kidney disease
  • Irritation, redness or swelling on large areas of the skin

Tacrolimus in Protopic Ointment may pass into breast milk and cause harm to the nursing infant. Therefore, breastfeeding mothers should not use this drug unless clearly indicated. If using Protopic Ointment is inevitable, you should stop breastfeeding the baby temporarily.

Do not apply Protopic Ointment on children less than 2 years of age.

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