What is Elidel (Pimecrolimus) used for?
Elidel Cream (Pimecrolimus) is a topical steroid-free immunosuppressant used to treat mild or moderate eczema. It operates by reducing the effectiveness of the immune system at the area of application to prevent the swelling, irritation, and irritation associated with this condition. Your doctor may also recommend its use for the treatment of other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Elidel (Pimecrolimus)?
Elidel Cream (Pimecrolimus) is normally prescribed to be administered twice each day, but your particular instructions will be determined by your doctor based on your current health condition and the severity of your symptoms. To apply the medicine rinse the area being treated to remove any dirt or loose skin, apply a small amount of cream, gently massage it into the skin, and leave the area open to the area to allow any excess medicine to evaporate. Thoroughly wash your hands using soap and water after each application to prevent the cream from contacting any mucous membranes or areas of skin not being treated. Ask your pharmacist or doctor any questions you have about the medicine to ensure the correct usage.
What are the side effects of Elidel (Pimecrolimus)?
Some patients using Elidel Cream (Pimecrolimus) have reported experiencing side effects such as:
Stop using the cream and contact your doctor immediately if you experience any worrying or intense symptoms such as deterioration of your symptoms, severe pain or burning, signs of a viral skin infection, flu symptoms, or swollen glands. These conditions may require reduced application frequency or emergency medical attention in serious cases to prevent further health problems from occurring.
Elidel Cream (Pimecrolimus) should not be applied to skin that is broken or severely damaged. This medication should not be used by women who are pregnant, breastfeeding, allergic to macrolactam compounds, who have genetic skin disorders, or who have areas of skin affected by cancerous growths or viral skin infections. You are also suggested to inform your doctor about any other chronic health conditions you have that may lead to unexpected health problems during treatment.
Strictly use Elidel Cream (Pimecrolimus) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Elidel Cream (Pimecrolimus) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.