Generic Name - Tacrolimus
Category - Immunosupressent
Treat atopic dermatitis
Generic for Protopic* (Tacrolimus) ointment is indicated to treat moderate to severe atopic dermatitis, a skin condition where there is itching, redness and inflammation, much like an allergic reaction. Generic for Protopic* helps to suppress these symptoms, which are a reaction caused by the body's immune system. It can be used for short-term or long-term intermittent treatment. It is often used when other types of treatment are not working or not tolerated by the patient.
Generic for Protopic* Contraindications and Drug Interactions
Generic for Protopic* is contraindicated in patients, with a prior history of hypersensitivity to this drug, medications that belong to this class of drug or any component of this formulation.
Patients who have a history of the following ailment conditions should not take generic Protopic*.
Cold sores or shingles
Receiving any form of light therapy (phototherapy, UVA, or UVB) to your skin
There are a number of medications that interact with Generic for Protopic*. It is important to take the doctor's counsel if you are taking the following.
Alcoholic beverages or medications containing high percentages of alcohol.
Generic for Protopic* and Pregnancy
Do not use Protopic* if you are pregnant or could become pregnant during treatment. The effect of Generic for Protopic* in pregnant women has not been adequately studied.
Generic for Protopic* and Breast-feeding
Generic for Protopic* applied as a topical ointment may pass into the breast milk, and may cause unwanted effects in nursing babies. Do not use Protopic* without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
Generic for Protopic* and Pediatric
Generic for Protopic* should not be used in children under 2 years of age. In case of children 2 to 15 years of age, only the lower concentration 0.03% ointment should be used.
Generic for Protopic* and Geriatric
The safety and effectiveness of Generic for Protopic* in geriatric patients have not been adequately established.
The above information about Generic Azelex serves as an information resource only and is not intended to substitute professional medical advice, examination, diagnosis and treatment. Always seek the counsel of your doctor, physician or pharmacist before starting any new treatment or making changes to existing therapy.