Protopic Ointment (Tacrolimus Monohydrate)
What is Protopic Ointment (Tacrolimus Monohydrate) used for?
This medication is manufactured in Turkey.
Protopic Ointment (Tacrolimus Monohydrate) is a topical macrolide immunosuppressant prescribed to treat mild to severe eczema. The medication prevents the action of the immune system to reduce the swelling, pain, and irritation associated with this condition. Your doctor may also prescribe it to treat other conditions that are not listed here.
How should I use Protopic Ointment (Tacrolimus Monohydrate)?
Follow the instructions provided by your doctor to get the most effective results while using Protopic Ointment (Tacrolimus Monohydrate). The ointment is normally applied twice daily, but your individual dosage will depend on your health condition and the severity of your symptoms. Thoroughly wash and dry the application site before use to remove any dirt or loose skin. Put a thin layer of ointment onto the skin and gently massage it into the skin. Wash your hands with soap and water after each administration to prevent the medication from contacting any areas not being treated or mucous membranes. Always ask your pharmacist or doctor any questions you have about the medicine to ensure the correct usage.
What are the side effects of Protopic Ointment (Tacrolimus Monohydrate)?
Side effects that may occur while using Protopic Ointment (Tacrolimus Monohydrate) include:
Inform your doctor immediately if any symptoms occur that worry you or if more serious side effects appear such as swelling of the glands, signs of a skin infection, crusting of the hair follicles, or intense pain at the site of application. These conditions may need emergency medical assistance or adjustments to your dosage to prevent more health problems from occurring.
Do not apply Protopic Ointment (Tacrolimus Monohydrate) to skin that is broken or severely damaged. It is also recommended to prevent it from contacting mucous membranes such as the eyes, ears, nose, or mouth as this may cause unexpected complications. Do not apply the medication if you have infected eczema, genetic skin defects, skin cancer, or an underactive immune system.
Strictly use Protopic Ointment (Tacrolimus Monohydrate) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Protopic Ointment (Tacrolimus Monohydrate) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.