Use Protopic only to treat eczema that has been diagnosed by a doctor.
Apply a thin layer of Protopic to all skin areas that your doctor has diagnosed as eczema. Try to cover the affected areas completely.
Avoid sunlight and sun lamps, tanning beds, and treatment with UVA or UVB light. If you need to be outdoors after applying Protopic, wear loose fitting clothing that protects the treated area from the sun. In addition, ask your doctor what other type of protection from the sun you should use.
Apply Protopic as soon as you can remember.
Possible Side Effects
The most common side effects of Protopic are stinging, soreness, a burning feeling, or itching of the skin treated with Protopic. These side effects are usually mild to moderate and are most common during the first few days of treatment and typically lessen if your skin heals.
Store Protopic at room temperature (59E to 86EF). Never leave Protopic in your car in cold or hot weather. Make sure the cap on the tube is tightly closed. Keep Protopic out of the reach of children.
An overdose with Protopic is highly unlikely to occur. Seek medical attention immediately if you suspect an overdose.
Do not use Protopic for a condition for which it was not prescribed. If you have any concerns about Protopic, ask your doctor. Your doctor or pharmacist can give you information about Protopic that was written for health care professionals.
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