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05 Jan 2005

Eczema and immunomodulators - availability in SA
Hi,

My daughter (1 year) has developed Eczema. I have done a lot of internet research as to the best treatment regimines and it seems as though Protopic (Tacrolimus) is number one.

This ointment appears to only be available in the US, or via online pharmacies to the UK / Europe. It is manufactured by Fujisawa.

What are the prospects of sourcing it locally - are there protocols it still has to go through?

Also, I suffer from Vitiligo and Protopic (in conjuction with narrowband UVB) has been a very effective remedy.

Is it possible to compound a tacrolimus rich ointment?

I am determined to get my hands on this medication - can you suggest anything?
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pharmacist

01 Jan 0001

The product that you are referring to is not available in SA. Online pharmacies may be your only option, otherwise you’ll have to consult a dermatologist for his opinion.

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