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Protopic Treatment

As a "second-line" treatment for atopic dermatitis, Protopic® (tacrolimus ointment) is used when other treatments have failed or cannot be used for certain reasons. This medicated ointment is applied to the affected areas of the skin twice daily. You should wash your hands both before applying it and, if you are not treating your hands, after applying it.
 
During treatment with Protopic, you should avoid prolonged exposure to the sun, wear loose clothing with long sleeves and a hat when out in the sun, and wear a sunscreen (your healthcare provider can recommend one that is right for you). In addition, do not bathe, shower, or swim right after applying the ointment.
 
(Click Protopic Uses for more treatment tips, as well as information on how this drug works, whether it can be given to children or older adults, and "off-label" uses.)
 
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