Protopic Ointment is a topical immunomodulator with tacrolimus as an active ingredient. It is produced in tubes of 30g by Astellas company.
This medicine is used to treat eczema (or atopic dermatitis), both moderate and severe. It reduces inflammation and redness of skin, relieves itching. It is usually used if other medicines have not worked. More than 90% of patients experience improvement with this ointment, which proves its high effectiveness. Researches think that Protopic Ointment works by reducing the type of cell activity which causes eczema.
Usually Protopic Ointment is applied twice a day. Anyway, talk to your doctor and follow his instructions. Let the doctor know if you are allergic to any medicines, if you have weak immune system, if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. The ointment shouldn’t be used to treat children younger than 2 years old. You should avoid using Protopic Ointment continuously for a long time. When using Protopic avoid natural or artificial sunlight.