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Side Effects of Protopic

Just like any medicine, Protopic can cause side effects. However, not everyone who uses the drug will experience problems. Most people tolerate it quite well.
 
If reactions do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
 
Common side effects of Protopic include but are not limited to:
 
  • Redness, burning, and itching of the skin at the application site
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Headache.
     
(Click Protopic Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
 

Drug Interactions

Protopic can potentially react with several other medicines (see Protopic Drug Interactions).
 

Important Information for Your Healthcare Provider

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to using this medication if you have:
 
  • Kidney disease, such as kidney failure (renal failure)
  • Lymphoma, skin cancer, or any other type of cancer
  • A rare genetic skin condition called Netherton syndrome
  • Any infection on your skin, including chickenpox or herpes
  • A weakened immune system due to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), or any other cause
  • Any allergies, including to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
     
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
 
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about any other medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
 
(Click Protopic Warnings and Precautions to learn more, including information on who should not use the drug.)
 

Protopic Medication Information

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