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Protopic - Overview

Protopic is a medication used in the treatment of atopic dermatitis (eczema) in some people. People who need a Protopic ointment prescription can use Push Health to connect with a medical provider who can prescribe Protopic medication, including Protopic cream and Protopic ointment 0.1%, when appropriate to do so.

What Is Protopic Used For?

Protopic prescription medication contains the ingredient tacrolimus and is generally used as a second-line treatment for atopic dermatitis in adults and some children who have moderate or severe chronic symptoms. Protopic may work by blocking the activation of T-lymphocytes by engaging an intracellular protein in the cells that leads to the inhibition of calcineurin. Other effects of Protopic cream may include preventing degranulation of basophils and mast cells and interfering with cytokines that activate T cells. Despite these observations, the mechanism of action by which Protopic works is not fully understood. Protopic cream is used in managing symptoms related to severe eczema in both adults and children. Protopic is similar to the medication pimecrolimus (Elidel).

Protopic - Price, Coupon and Dosage

The branded version of Protopic prescription ointment is expensive, costing almost $300 for Protopic 0.1% cream at many pharmacies. Protopic coupons may be available using a copay card or online. Occasionally, some insurance plans will also cover the costs associated with a Protopic cream prescription, depending on the benefits and the indication. In adults, Protopic cream is typically rubbed into the skin twice per day for six weeks or until symptoms resolved. However, Protopic regimens may be prescribed differently from patient to patient as determined by one's prescribing medical provider. Protopic is available as Protopic 0.1% and Protopic 0.3% creams and ointments. Protopic tubes typically contain 30 grams, 60 grams, or 100 grams of medication and should be stored at 25° C.

Can I Buy Protopic Online?

Both Protopic ointment and Protopic cream require a prescription before it can be dispensed by a pharmacy in the United States. As a result, Protopic OTC is not available and one cannot just buy Protopic online. The first step to getting Protopic ointment is consulting with a medical provider. People who need a Protopic cream prescription can use Push Health to connect with a medical provider who can prescribe Protopic medication, including Protopic 0.1% ointment and Protopic cream, when appropriate to do so.

Protopic - Side Effects

Protopic prescription medication can cause side effects and, prior to using Protopic cream, it is important to discuss possible side effects and concerns with one's pharmacist and medical provider. Side effects that can result from Protopic prescription ointment include redness, irritation, pain and atrophy at the application site. Infection, rash, and a burning sensation on the skin can also occur after Protopic use. Protopic and alcohol should not be used together. People with a known hypersensitivity to Protopic cream or ingredients in the formulation should not use Protopic prescription medication.

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Last updated July 21, 2021. Given the evolving nature of medicine and science, this information might not be accurate and should not be construed as medical advice or diagnosis / treatment recommendations. Please consult a licensed medical provider if you have additional questions.