Productname : ELIDELGeneric Name : pimecrolimus topical
Pimecrolimus isused to treat certain skin conditions suchas eczema (atopic dermatitis) in people who should not use or havenot responded to other eczema medications (e.g.,topical steroids). Eczema is an allergic-type condition thatcauses red, irritated, and itchy skin. This drug works by changing theskin's defense (immune) system, thereby decreasing the allergicreaction that causes eczema. Pimecrolimus belongs to a class of drugsknown as topical calcineurin inhibitors (TCIs).
Read the Medication Guide provided by your pharmacist before you start using pimecrolimus and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions regarding the information, consult your doctor or pharmacist.
Mild burning or irritation at the application site may occur during the first few days of treatment. Headache may also occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor or pharmacist promptly.
Before using pimecrolimus, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history,especially of: current infections (e.g., mononucleosis), use of light therapy (e.g., UVA or UVB), skin infections(e.g., herpes, chickenpox, shingles, warts), immune system problems.
Your healthcare professionals (e.g., doctor or pharmacist)may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for them. Do not start, stop or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with them first.