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A box and a tube of Tacrolimus 0.10 % Ointment- 10gm

Generic Protopic 0.10 % Ointment (Tube-10gm)

  • Manufacturer GSK
  • Generic Name Tacrolimus (0.1% w/w)
  • Rx Requirement This product requires a PRESCRIPTION

Generic Protopic 0.10 % Ointment (Tube-10gm) contains tacrolimus as the active ingredient, which comes from a group of medicines known as topical calcineurin inhibitors. 

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  • Uses

    Uses of Generic Protopic 0.10 % Ointment (Tube-10gm)

    • It is used to treat the condition known as eczema. 

    • Eczema is a type of condition that causes symptoms like itching and redness in the affected area. 

    • This medication is prescribed when patients don’t respond to other treatments. 

    • Generic Protopic 0.10 % Ointment works by slowing down cell activity in the immune system, which assists in the progression of dermatitis in the affected area. 

    • It should be used externally only by adhering to guidelines stated by the doctor. ?

  • Description
  • General Information

    All the health and medical information provided over here is for general purposes only. We in no way can match up to the expertise and judgement of your healthcare provider. Therefore, we would recommend you to always consult your doctor first before taking any drug or medication, to certify the safety and efficacy of it on you.

  • Warning & Precautions

    • Use the medicine only on skin that is affected by eczema.

    • Do not apply it to an area affected by skin cancer.

    • Do not use the medication if you are allergic to it.

    • The ointment is not approved for anyone younger than two years of age.

    • Do not breastfeed while you are on the drug.

    • Inform your medical practitioner if you are pregnant.

    • Tell your healthcare instructor about your medical history before starting with the medicine.

  • Side Effects

    Side effects of Generic Protopic 0.10 % Ointment (Tube-10gm)

    Below-mentioned are the side effects of Protopic (tacrolimus): -

    • Burning, stinging, itching, or tingling of treated skin

    • Viral skin infection

    • Redness, acne, or crusting around your hair follicles

    • Upset stomach ache

    • Muscle pain, headache

    • Runny or stuffy nose

    • Fever, chills, body aches, sore throat, cough, swollen glands.

    • New or worsened symptoms

    • A mole that has changed in color or size.

    • Signs of viral skin infection.

  • Directions to use

    • Follow the instructions stated by your doctor or as mentioned on the label.

    • Wash your hands well after and before applying the cream.

    • Clean and dry the affected areas before applying the ointment.

    • Apply a thin layer of the medication to the affected areas.

    • Gently rub the drug into the skin.

    • Use the cream twice a day.

    • Avoid covering the treated area with plastic or bandages unless directed to do so by your health care provider.

    • Store the pills in a tightly closed container at room temperature.

  • Benefits

    The following are the benefits of Generic Protopic 0.10 % Ointment: -

    • The medication works well for treating moderate to severe eczema without causing skin thinning. 

    • It is safe to be used by both adults and children as young as 2 years old. 

    • The ointment can be safely used on the neck, face, around the eyes, groin, or skin folds. 

    • It is a non-steroid option for treating eczema. 

    • The medication can be used repeatedly. But avoid long-term usage (longer than six weeks). 

  • Diet and Lifestyle Advice

    Eczema is an inflammatory skin condition. There are certain medications that can help you with the condition, but following a balanced lifestyle and dietary pattern alongside are sure to give you even faster and better results. The following are some of the healthy hacks that can be followed to treat eczema: -

    • Know your triggers: - It is important to know your trigger to keep the condition at bay. Avoid using products that are too harsh on your skin or you are allergic to. To add on, there might be certain foods that can act as a trigger. Hence, identify such causes and try maintaining a distance. 

    • See a specialist: - Consult an eczema specialist and follow the treatment plan. You need to make sure that you stick to the plan and show consistent efforts in following them. 

    • Healthy eating: - Healthy and clean eating is the base for healthy glowing skin. Add veggies and fruits to your daily meal course. Include protein-rich foods such as salmon, lentils, eggs, chicken, chickpeas, beans, etc., in your diet so as to receive all-around vitamins and minerals.

    • Sleep well: - A healthy sleeping pattern is equally important as clean eating and regular workout. A good sleep cycle makes new collagen which prevents sagging. Inadequate sleep raises the level of cortisol (a hormone) in the body. This spikes inflammation and makes the skin prone to acne and other related issues. 

  • Storage

    Protopic ointment is pretty easy to use and store. All you need to do is keep it at room temperature, away from moisture, heat, and flame. It should be kept in a dry and cool place. Make sure it is away from the reach of pets and children. Do not store it on the bathroom shelf. Do not freeze or refrigerate the medication. 

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  • Interactions with Other Drugs

    Protopic is a skin care medication that might interact with certain drugs, vitamins, and supplements. Hence, it is important to inform your medical professional about your health history, ongoing treatment, and share the list of current medications. This will help him choose the correct strength and know if the drug is safe for you to use. On a general note, make sure to avoid alcohol consumption while on the dry as it can cause flushing, warmth, and redness on your face and skin. Also, avoid tanning beds, sun exposure, and phototherapy treatments with ultraviolet light while on the drug. 

  • FAQs
  • Frequently Asked Questions

    • What is Protopic ointment used for?

      Protopic ointment is a prescription drug used for treating eczema.

    • Is Protopic a steroid cream?

      No, Protopic is not a steroid cream.

    • Is Protopic safe for the face?

      Protopic may be used on any part of the body, including the neck, face, and flexure areas, except on mucous membranes.

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(Dr. A. Sharma, PharmD, is a licensed pharmacist and a medical writer with 10 years of clinical experience. He strives to empower patients to understand their medications so that they become better healthcare advocates. )

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