What is Elidel (Pimecrolimus) used for?
Elide (Pimecrolimus) is a cream used as a treatment for eczema symptoms. It is effective in treating the dryness, itchiness, rashes and other symptoms caused by eczema. This cream is normally prescribed to treat severe eczema when other medications have not proven to be effective. It belongs to a class of drugs known as topical calcineurin inhibitors, which prevent the immune system from producing the substances that cause eczema.
How should I use Elidel (Pimecrolimus)?
Elidel (Pimecrolimus) is a topical cream which should be applied directly to the skin. If you are unsure how to apply it, you should follow the instructions provided to you by your physician. Your physician may tell you to apply it twice per day. Treatment may be required for up to 6 weeks. You should not apply more or less than the amount prescribed by your physician.
What are the side effects of Elidel (Pimecrolimus)?
Patients using Elidel (Pimecrolimus) may notice some side effects, such as:
If you notice any side effects while using this medication, you should inform your physician.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Elidel (Pimecrolimus). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.