Buy Protopic 0.3% Ointment Online in the UK
Protopic ointment contains Tacrolimus 0.03% ointment which is an immunomodulator.
Protopic 0.03% ointment is used to treat moderate to severe atopic dermatitis (eczema) in adults who have not responded adequately to or are intolerant of conventional therapies such as topical corticosteroids, as well as in children (2 years of age and older) who have not responded adequately to conventional therapies such as topical corticosteroids.
Once moderate to severe atopic dermatitis is cleared or nearly cleared after up to 6 weeks of flare treatment, and if you are experiencing frequent flares (i.e. 4 or more per year), using Protopic 0.03% ointment twice weekly may be able to prevent flares from returning or prolong the time you are free from flares.
Atopic dermatitis is caused by an overreaction of the skin's immune system, which results in skin inflammation (itchiness, redness, and dryness). Protopic modifies the aberrant immune response and alleviates skin inflammation and itching.
Always use this ointment as directed by your pharmacist or doctor and follow the instructions below:
- Apply Protopic to affected regions of your skin in a thin layer.
- Protopic can be used on most parts of the body, including the face and neck, as well as the creases of your elbows and knees.
- Do not apply the ointment to your nose, mouth, or eyes. If the ointment gets on any of these locations, it should be washed off and/or rinsed with water.
- Do not use bandages or wraps to cover the skin being treated.
- Unless your hands are already being treated, wash your hands after applying Protopic.
- After a bath or shower, make sure your skin is totally dry before using Protopic.
Only for short term use for atopic dermatitis (eczema) of the face or body.
Maximum of 4 weeks treatment.
Possible side effects
Very common (may affect more than 1 in 10 people):
- burning sensation and itching
These symptoms are usually mild to moderate and generally go away within one week of using Protopic.
Common (may affect up to 1 in 10 people):
- feeling of warmth
- increased skin sensitivity (especially to hot and cold)
- skin tingling
- local skin infection regardless of specific cause including but not limited to: inflamed or infected hair follicles, cold sores, generalised herpes simplex infections
- facial flushing or skin irritation after drinking alcohol is also common
Uncommon (may affect fewer than 1 in 100 people):