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Protopic Ointment (Tacrolimus)
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Protopic Ointment (Tacrolimus)

Eczema treatment cream
Non-steroidal
Works fast to clear up eczema
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Protopic Ointment (Tacrolimus)
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Protopic Ointment (Tacrolimus)

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WHAT



Protopic, manufactured by pharmaceutical colossus Astellas Pharma, is a brand name version of a drug called tacrolimus which is delivered in the form of a topical ointment. Protopic acts as an iummunosuppressive drug and is designed to inhibit the production of interleukin-2, a molecule which in turn causes the excessive production of T cells. While T cells play a vital role in immunity, an overabundance of them can cause the body's immune system to attack healthy cells. Protopic is designed to suppress T cells as a means to improve skin quality in eczema afflicted individuals.

WHY


Until the development of Protopic, eczema sufferers struggled with just steroid creams and moisturisers as the only treatment option. While moisturising is essential, steroid creams would often cause side effects such as discolouration and thinning of the skin as well as systemic leakage of corticosteroids having side effects in other areas. Protopic does not have the same issues making it preferable in most cases as a complementary treatment to the use of moisturisers for most eczema patients.

WHO


Protopic is indicated for controlling eczema in both adults and children although in the very young, it is generally not prescribed due to concerns over its potential to suppress immunity.

WHEN


Protopic is usually applied daily although it can be applied twice daily or as and when needed based on the condition of the skin. Always refer to product literature

PATIENT LEAFLET 


Eczema treatment cream
Non-steroidal
Works fast to clear up eczema