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Re: protopic long term use
lipshitz Views: 11,564
Published: 10 years ago
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Re: protopic long term use

As I've noted here and on the wiki, the effects of long-term use of Protopic (tacrolimus) is untested and unknown.

In the case of peeling lips, I found several sufferers who reported that it did not help their condition in the long run, such as #74049, SpiffyOne, j123 and meandyou, and two sufferers that reported on negative effects.

One user, alesiom11, reported an initial burning sensation, and a slight expansion of the area where the lips peeled; another user, hallow, reporting an increase in the rate of peeling after using Protopic.

alesiom11: //

hallow: //

The infamous journal article that started it all:

Exfoliative cheilitis successfully treated with topical tacrolimus

I wrote to the doctor who authored the study to see if there was ever follow-up about long-term effects of the tacrolimus ointment. Will let you know if and when I hear back.


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