Pharmacy/Oral use of Protopic
Rosa Miller wrote at 2010-03-18 22:51:12
I have been using Protopic for oral linchen planus fro over 10 years and I have had no adverse side effects. Because it potentialy could affect the liver, I have liver function tests every six month. Both of my dermatolist feel confident that this is a fairly safe procedure. If this patient is like me, he has gone through many other experiments trying to control the condition. I did and nothing but Protopic has helped.
Steph wrote at 2014-07-30 12:05:16
If I may, I would like to point out that tacrolimus ointment has been showed in a sufficiently large number of studies to be more effective than triamcinolone for the treatment of symptomatic oral lichen planus to justify precribing it. Relapse within a few weeks is indeed frequent, but patients with this *very* bothering condition do appreciate the relief it provides in periods of crisis. Let's remember that there is a paucity of immune modulators with "proper" oral excipients. Fluocinonide is another option that can be used for OLP, albeit the limitations in the delivered form.