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Protopic Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is tacrolimus topical (Protopic)?
- What are the possible side effects of tacrolimus topical (Protopic)?
- What is the most important information I should know about tacrolimus topical (Protopic)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using tacrolimus topical (Protopic)?
- How should I use tacrolimus topical (Protopic)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Protopic)?
- What happens if I overdose (Protopic)?
- What should I avoid while using tacrolimus topical (Protopic)?
- What other drugs will affect tacrolimus topical (Protopic)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Protopic)?
Apply the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Protopic)?
An overdose of tacrolimus topical is not expected to be dangerous. Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222 if anyone has accidentally swallowed the medication.
What should I avoid while using tacrolimus topical (Protopic)?
Avoid using other medications on the areas you treat with tacrolimus topical unless you doctor tells you to.
Avoid exposure to sunlight or tanning beds, and phototherapy treatments with UVA or UVB light. If you must be outdoors, wear loose clothing over the skin areas treated with tacrolimus topical. Do not use sunscreen on treated skin unless your doctor has told you to.
Drinking alcohol while you are using tacrolimus topical may cause your skin or face to feel hot and become flushed or red.
What other drugs will affect tacrolimus topical (Protopic)?
It is not likely that other drugs you take orally or inject will have an effect on topically applied tacrolimus topical. But an interaction may occur if you apply tacrolimus over large skin areas. Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially:
- conivaptan (Vaprisol);
- imatinib (Gleevec);
- isoniazid (for treating tuberculosis);
- an antibiotic such as clarithromycin (Biaxin), dalfopristin/quinupristin (Synercid), erythromycin (E.E.S., EryPed, Ery-Tab, Erythrocin), or telithromycin (Ketek);
- antifungal medication such as clotrimazole (Mycelex Troche), itraconazole (Sporanox), ketoconazole (Extina, Ketozole, Nizoral, Xolegal), or voriconazole (Vfend);
- an antidepressant such as nefazodone;
- heart or blood pressure medication such as diltiazem (Cartia, Cardizem), felodipine (Plendil), nifedipine (Nifedical, Procardia), verapamil (Calan, Covera, Isoptin, Verelan), and others;
- HIV/AIDS medicine such as atazanavir (Reyataz), delavirdine (Rescriptor), fosamprenavir (Lexiva), indinavir (Crixivan), nelfinavir (Viracept), saquinavir (Invirase), or ritonavir (Norvir);
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with tacrolimus topical. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about tacrolimus topical.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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