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Protopic Ointment is a prescription medicine used to treat the symptoms of Atopic Dermatitis. It belongs to a class of drugs called Immunosuppressive Agents, Topical, and Calcineurin Inhibitors.
It is unknown if Protopic is safe and effective in children younger than two.
Protopic Ointment is usually applied twice a day to the affected area. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully, and ask your doctor or pharmacist to explain any part you do not understand. Use Protopic exactly as directed.
To use the ointment, follow these steps:
Protopic Ointment may increase your risk of getting skin cancer or cancer of the lymph system (lymphoma). Talk to your doctor if you have concerns about this.
Stop using this medicine if signs and symptoms of eczema, such as itching, burning, stinging, rash, and redness.
This medicine may increase your risk of getting skin tumors, especially when exposed to sunlight. When you begin using this medicine:
This medicine may cause you to be very sick if it is not used correctly. Call a doctor or poison control center immediately if you accidentally swallow this medicine.
Do not use this medicine for a skin problem your doctor has not checked.
Protopic Ointment may cause side effects. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away:
Some side effects can be serious. If you experience any of the following symptoms, call your doctor immediately:
Protopic Ointment may cause other side effects. Call your doctor if you have any unusual problems while taking this medication.
How should you store the Protopic Ointment?
Store tightly closed at room temperature. Do not store this medicine in your car in hot or cold temperatures.
How should you discard the Protopic Ointment?
Do not flush Protopic Ointment down the toilet or pour it into a drain unless instructed. Properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company.
Do you get a viral infection while on Protopic Ointment?
You may get viral infections more easily, such as chickenpox or herpes (cold sores or shingles).