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More Info on Protopic Indications

How Does It Work?

Atopic dermatitis is thought to occur when the immune system has an overactive response to some kind of trigger, leading to symptoms of eczema. Protopic is an "immunosuppressant" medication. It is believed to treat atopic dermatitis by reducing the activity of the immune system, which helps relieve the symptoms of the condition.

Can Children Use Protopic?

The lower-strength version of Protopic (0.03% ointment) is approved for use in children aged 2 to 15 years. The higher-strength version (0.1%) is only approved for use in adults and children aged 16 years and older. Talk to your child's healthcare provider about the risks and benefits of using Protopic in children.

Can Older Adults Use It?

Protopic has been studied in adults aged 65 and older. Based on these studies, the side effects of this drug are expected to be no different in older adults than in younger age groups.

Off-Label Uses for Protopic

On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend this product for treating something other than moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis. This is called an "off-label" use. Off-label Protopic uses may include:

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