Protopic 0.1% ointment
The active substance of Protopic, tacrolimus monohydrate, is an immunomodulating agent. Protopic 0.1% ointment is used to treat moderate to severe atopic dermatitis (eczema) in adults who are not adequately responsive to or are intolerant of conventional therapies such as topical corticosteroids.
Once moderate to severe atopic dermatitis is cleared or almost cleared after up to 6 weeks treatment of a flare, and if you are experiencing frequent flares (i.e. 4 or more per year), it may be possible to prevent flares coming back or prolong the time you are free from flares by using Protopic 0.1% ointment twice weekly. In atopic dermatitis, an over-reaction of the skin’s immune system causes skin inflammation (itchiness, redness, dryness).
Protopic alters the abnormal immune response and relieves the skin inflammation and the itch.PACKAGE LEAFLET: INFORMATION FOR THE USER