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Protopic

Tacrolimus
Tacrolimus topical (for the skin) is used short term to treat moderate to severe eczema in adults and children at least 2 years old. This medicine is Tacrolimus may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
CHEMICAL NAME
Tacrolimus
DRUG TYPE
Skin Conditions

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Frequently Asked Questions

This medicine is not for long-term use. A small number of people using tacrolimus or pimecrolimus skin medications have developed skin cancer or lymphoma. However, it is not known if either of these medicines causes cancer.

Use this medicine only on skin that is affected by eczema. Avoid applying to an area that may be affected with skin cancer.

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Generic Examples Supplied As Strength
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