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ELIDEL 1% CREAM

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Composition FOR ELIDEL 1% w/w cream

Pimecrolimus (topical)(1% w/w)

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No interaction found
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SALT INFORMATION FOR ELIDEL 1% w/w cream

Pimecrolimus (topical)(1% w/w)

Elidel cream uses

Elidel 1% cream is used in the treatment of atopic dermatitis
It is usually used only after topical corticosteroids or emollients have not worked for you.

How elidel cream works

Elidel 1% cream is an immunosuppressant that works by decreasing inflammation in the skin which causes redness and itching of the skin.

Common side effects of elidel cream

Application site reactions (burning, irritation, itching and redness), Skin infection

COMMON DOSAGE FOR ELIDEL 1% CREAM

Patients taking ELIDEL 1% CREAM

  • 71%
    Once A Day
  • 24%
    Twice A Day
  • 4%
    Thrice A Day

SUBSTITUTES FOR ELIDEL cream

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Expert advice FOR ELIDEL cream

  • Wash your hands before applying Pimecrolimus (topical). Apply a thin layer to the areas of skin affected by atopic dermatitis (eczema).
  • Make sure your skin affected by atopic dermatitis (eczema) is completely dry especially after bath or shower.
  • Limit sun exposure during treatment even when the medicine is not applied on the skin.
  • Do not cover the skin being treated with bandages or dressings. You can wear normal clothing.
  • Avoid getting Pimecrolimus (topical) in the eyes or mouth. If the Pimecrolimus (topical) gets on any of these areas, it should be thoroughly wiped off and/or rinsed off with water.
  • Stop Pimecrolimus (topical) when the signs and symptoms of atopic dermatitis (eczema) such as itching, rash, and redness go away or consult your doctor.
  • Not recommended to be used for more than 6 weeks and if needed, treatment may be repeated with breaks in-between.
  • Can’t be used if your immune system is weak (for example, if you have cancer or are taking steroids for a long time).
  • Inform your doctor if you have any infection on your skin including chicken pox or herpes.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to conceive or breastfeeding.
  • Many people see an improvement in their skin in as early as one week.
  • Not recommended in children aged below 2 years.

Frequently asked questions FOR ELIDEL 1% w/w cream

Pimecrolimus (topical)

Q. Is Pimecrolimus (topical) a steroid?
No, Pimecrolimus (topical) is not a steroid.
Q. How to apply Pimecrolimus (topical) cream?
Apply a thin layer to the areas of skin affected by atopic dermatitis (eczema). Make sure affected skin is completely dry especially after bath or shower.
Q. Compare Pimecrolimus (topical) vs tacrolimus potency?
Tacrolimus ointment is more effective, with a similar side effect compared with Pimecrolimus (topical) in patients with atopic dermatitis.
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Q. Compare Pimecrolimus (topical) vs hydrocortisone topical?
Pimecrolimus (topical) is more effective, with a less side effect compared with Pimecrolimus (topical) in patients with atopic dermatitis. Pimecrolimus (topical) can be applied to face and neck where prolonged intermittent treatment with hydrocortisone (topical corticosteroids) may be inappropriate.
Q. Tacrolimus or Pimecrolimus (topical) for atopic dermatitis?
Tacrolimus ointment is more effective, with a similar side effect compared with Pimecrolimus (topical) in patients with atopic dermatitis.
Q. What are alternatives to Pimecrolimus (topical) cream?
Tacrolimus topical or steroid topicals i.e. hydrocortisone, betamethasone, clobetasol can be used as an alternative to Pimecrolimus (topical).
Q. Is Pimecrolimus (topical) used for perioral dermatitis?
No, Pimecrolimus (topical) is not approved for perioral dermatitis.
Q. Is Pimecrolimus (topical) used for rosacea?
No, Pimecrolimus (topical) is not approved for rosacea.
Q. Is Pimecrolimus (topical) cream used for alopecia?
No, Pimecrolimus (topical) is not approved for alopecia.
Q. Is Pimecrolimus (topical) cream used for ringworm?
No, Pimecrolimus (topical) is not approved for ringworm.
Q. Is Pimecrolimus (topical) cream used for idiopathic guttate hypomelanosis?
No, Pimecrolimus (topical) is not approved for idiopathic guttate hypomelanosis.
Q. Is Pimecrolimus (topical) cream used for scabies?
No, Pimecrolimus (topical) is not approved for scabies.
Q. Is Pimecrolimus (topical) cream for acne?
No, Pimecrolimus (topical) is not approved for acne.
Q. Is Pimecrolimus (topical) used in vitiligo?
No, Pimecrolimus (topical) is not approved for vitiligo.
Q. Is Pimecrolimus (topical) cream used for pityriasis alba?
No, Pimecrolimus (topical) is not approved for use for pityriasis alba.
Q. Is Pimecrolimus (topical) cream used for psoriasis?
No, Pimecrolimus (topical) is not approved for psoriasis.

WHAT OUR USERS ARE SAYING ABOUT ELIDEL 1% CREAM

How effective is this medicine?

Effective
60%
Can't say
40%

Do you find this medicine expensive?

Yes
80%
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20%

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Content on this page was last updated on 01 May, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)