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      Brand Name: PROTOPIC

      Generic Name: Tacrolimus

      Generic for Protopic* (Tacrolimus) is a topical immunosuppressive ointment used for the treatment of moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis (eczema). It is usually prescribed for individuals who have not responded to other medications. Tacrolimus relieves eczema symptoms such as redness and itching. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor. Read More>>

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    What is Generic for Protopic* used for?

    Generic for Protopic* (Tacrolimus) is a topical immunosuppressive ointment used for the treatment of moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis (eczema). It is usually prescribed for individuals who have not responded to other medications. Tacrolimus relieves eczema symptoms such as redness and itching. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.

    What is the recommended dosage of Generic for Protopic*?

    The dosage of Generic for Protopic* prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label. The following dosage information includes the common dose of Generic for Protopic*. If your dose is different, do not follow the dosage described below unless your physician has approved.

    Apply a thin layer of Generic for Protopic* onto the affected area twice daily. Wash your hands before and after applying this medication.

    What if you miss a dose of Generic for Protopic*?

    If your physician has instructed or directed you to apply Generic for Protopic* medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, apply it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.

    What if you overdose on Generic for Protopic*?

    Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Generic for Protopic*, seek medical attention immediately.

    What other drugs could interact with Generic for Protopic*?

    It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Generic for Protopic*.

    Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Generic for Protopic*, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.

    Generic for Protopic* can interact with calcium channel blockers.

    Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.

    What are the side effects of Generic for Protopic*?

    Like other medicines, Generic for Protopic* can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Generic for Protopic* are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.

    It is pertinent to note that side effects of Generic for Protopic* cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Generic for Protopic* develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.

    Generic for Protopic* can cause side effects such as tingling, burning, stinging, or redness on treated skin, acne, headache, flushing, chills, and runny nose. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are using Generic for Protopic*.

    What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Generic for Protopic*?

    Is it possible for me to apply Generic for Protopic* with other drugs?
    Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I apply Generic for Protopic*?
    What are the possible drug interactions of Generic for Protopic*?
    How will Generic for Protopic* work in my body?
    How should Generic for Protopic* be applied?
    How to reduce the risk of Generic for Protopic* drug interactions and side effects?

    Note

    The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Generic for Protopic* is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.

     

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    Posted By... IDMRx User | 2011-02-01
    How much medicine is in each tube? Reply
    Replied by Pharmacist @ IDM
    Each tube of Generic For Protopic 0.03% 10GMS Ointment contains 0.03% of Tacrolimus in 10gms tube. Each tube of Generic For Protopic 0.1% 10GMS Ointment contains 0.1% of Tacrolimus in 10gms tube.
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    Posted By... IDMRx User | 2011-01-05
    Is this product made in UK? Reply
    Replied by Pharmacist @ IDM
    This product is manufactured in India.
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