PROTOPIC Reviews

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 5  eczema around eyes Burning at application site, sensitivity to sun After years of having eczema on other parts of my body, I got it around my eyes and on my eyelids. I tried all kinds of things on my own, including steroid cream meant for other areas of the body, never the face. Finally broke down and saw a doctor who gave me Protopic. When I get a flare up Protopic gets it under control quickly. Very $$$ however! F 34 2 years
1X AN
11/18/2010
  

PROTOPIC  (TACROLIMUS):  This form of tacrolimus is used on the skin to treat a skin condition called eczema (atopic dermatitis) in patients who have not responded well to (or should not use) other eczema medications. Eczema is an allergic-type condition that causes red, irritated, and itchy skin. This drug works by weakening the skin's defense (immune) system, thereby decreasing the allergic reaction and relieving the eczema. Tacrolimus belongs to a class of drugs known as topical calcineurin inhibitors (TCIs). This medication is not recommended if you have a history of a certain rare genetic disorder (Netherton's syndrome). Also, this medication should not be used by anyone who has a weakened immune system (e.g., following an organ transplant).   (Sources: U.S. Centers for Medicare Services, FDA)

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