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Tacrolimus is the brand version of Protopic, a topical eczema treatment prescribed to people who have not responded well to other treatments. It modulates the skin's immune system to alleviate symptoms like itching and redness.
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About Tacrolimus (Generic Protopic)
How does it work?
This medication works by suppressing the body's immune responses, helping control inflammation in the skin. It relieves eczema symptoms like dry, itchy skin, redness and pain.
What does it treat?
This medication treats the skin condition eczema (atopic dermatitis). It helps to soothe itching, redness and inflammation to achieve healthier skin.
What forms does it come in?
Tacrolimus is a topical ointment that you apply directly to your affected skin. You usually apply this medication twice daily—follow your prescriber’s instructions carefully.
Tacrolimus vs. Protopic
The medications are the same—Tacrolimus is the generic name, and Protopic is its brand name. They are both eczema treatments that reduce inflammation and improve symptoms.
How much will it cost?
Dr. B offers online consultations for $15—which is less than most copays. If an eczema prescription is appropriate, your out-of-pocket medication cost will depend on your insurance and where you decide to get your prescription filled. With a drug discount card, prices for Tacrolimus 0.03% Topical Ointment (30 gram tube) start at $39.79.
* Prices shown with drug discount card applied. Price may differ depending on location.
Tacrolimus 0.03% Topical Ointment (30 gram tube)*
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Tacrolimus (Generic Protopic) prescription FAQ
What are the benefits of using Tacrolimus (Generic Protopic)?
- Reduces itching
- Clears redness
- Improves inflammation
- Prevents flare-ups
Who should not use this medication?
- People allergic to this medication
- People with a compromised immune response
- People with a skin infection
- Children under 2
- People who are taking other medications that can interact with this drug
If you have any of these conditions, speak with your medical provider before starting this medication.
How do I use this medication?
Apply a thin layer of this medication to your affected areas twice a day. Your dose may depend on the severity of your condition, so follow your provider’s instructions carefully.
What happens if I miss a dose?
If you forget to apply Tacrolimus, apply it when you remember. If it’s almost time for the next dose, skip the missed and don't use extra to catch up.
What happens if I use too much?
Using too much Tacrolimus ointment may result in skin irritation or discomfort. Use only the amount dictated by your provider to avoid any issues.
If you’ve taken too much Tacrolimus, call your licensed medical provider or local poison control center (800-222-1222) immediately.
Can I get Tacrolimus (Generic Protopic) online?
Yes! Just complete a convenient $15 Dr. B online consultation. A licensed medical provider will review your treatment and send an online prescription or refill to your pharmacy of choice, if appropriate.
Medical information reviewed by Dr. Alison Gruen
Alison Gruen, MD is a board-certified dermatologist in New York City with over 18 years of experience. A clinician at heart, she happily devotes most of her time to the care of her patients. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Princeton University and received her MD degree from the Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Gruen completed her dermatology residency at SUNY Downstate where she served as Chief Resident and was awarded the Kings County Doctor’s Day award for compassion in medicine. Currently Dr. Gruen is affiliated with Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan.
Not everyone experiences side effects when using Tacrolimus. When they do occur, they’re often mild. Mild side effects include:
- Swollen hair follicles
If you experience severe side effects—like a serious skin infection or allergic reaction—or other new and worrying symptoms, contact your provider or pharmacist immediately.