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Protopic 0.03%

Protopic® (tacrolimus ointment) comes in the following strengths:
  • Protopic 0.03%
  • Protopic 0.1%.
This prescription ointment is used as a "second-line" treatment for severe cases of atopic dermatitis that have not responded to other treatments. It works by suppressing the immune system. Children typically use the 0.03% formulation, while adults use the higher strength.
Regardless of the strength being used, only a thin film needs to be applied for each use. Applying more does not increase the effectiveness of the medication, but it does increase your risk of side effects.
(Click Protopic to learn more about this medicine, including possible side effects, important information for your healthcare provider, and what to do if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.)
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