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About Elidel

What Elidel is used for

ELIDEL is a non-steroid prescription medicine that is used to treat eczema (atopic dermatitis) in adults and children age 2 years and older. ELIDEL is for use on the skin only and should be used only after other therapies have been shown to be ineffective or unsuitable. You should use ELIDEL as prescribed by your doctor. It should be used for short or intermittent long periods of treatment, as directed by your doctor. Intermittent means starting and stopping repeatedly as directed by your doctor. You should stop using ELIDEL when signs and symptoms resolve and be instructed by your physician on what actions to take if symptoms recur. ELIDEL can be applied to all affected areas of the skin including the face and neck.

When Elidel should not be used

Do not use ELIDEL if you:

  • are breast-feeding or pregnant, unless your doctor determines it is clearly necessary to use ELIDEL.

  • are allergic to any ingredients of ELIDEL. Speak with your doctor if you have had allergic reactions in the past.

  • have any skin infections at the site to be treated; or have a viral infection of your skin, such as chickenpox or herpes. If your skin becomes infected, see your doctor.

  • are immunocompromised (have any problems with your immune system).

Contact your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions.

What the medicinal ingredient is

The active substance in ELIDEL Cream is pimecrolimus.

What the important nonmedicinal ingredients for Elidel are:

ELIDEL also contains benzyl alcohol, cetyl alcohol, citric acid, mono- and di-glycerides, oleyl alcohol, propylene glycol, sodium cetostearyl sulphate, sodium hydroxide, stearyl alcohol, triglycerides, and water.

For a full listing of nonmedicinal ingredients see Part 1 of the product monograph.

What dosage forms Elidel comes in

ELIDEL is a 1% Cream, available in tubes of 30 and 60 grams.


Warnings and Precautions

Long-term safety of topical calcineurin inhibitors (a new class of eczema medication that includes ELIDEL) has not been established. Although a link has not been shown, rare cases of skin malignancy and lymphoma have been reported in patients treated with topical calcineurin inhibitors, including ELIDEL Cream 1%.

Therefore:

  • Continuous long-term use of ELIDEL Cream 1% should be avoided, and application limited to areas of the skin with eczema.

  • ELIDEL Cream 1% is not indicated in children less than 2 years of age.

BEFORE you use ELIDEL talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you are:
  • using any other prescription medicines.

  • receiving any form of light therapy (phototherapy or UV) for your skin.

  • using any medicine for which a prescription is not required, or any natural/herbal remedies.

  • using any other type of skin product.

  • pregnant, or planning to become pregnant, or breast-feeding.


Interactions with Elidel

Be sure to check with your doctor or pharmacist before you start taking any new medicines while using ELIDEL.

Before you use any other ointments, lotions, or creams on your skin, discuss it with your doctor or pharmacist.


Proper Use of Elidel

How do I use ELIDEL?

  • ELIDEL is for external use only. Do not use it in your nose, eyes or mouth. If your hands are being treated, avoid accidental transfer to these areas. If accidentally applied to the nose, eyes or mouth, the cream should be thoroughly wiped off and rinsed well with water.

  • Wash and dry your hands before applying ELIDEL.

  • If your hands are not being treated, wash your hands with soap and water after applying ELIDEL.

  • Apply a thin layer of ELIDEL to sufficiently cover all skin areas that your doctor has diagnosed as eczema. Try to cover the affected areas completely.

  • ELIDEL should be applied twice a day, about 12 hours apart.

  • Do not cover the skin being treated with bandages, dressings, or wraps. However, you can wear normal clothing.

  • Do not bathe, shower or swim right after applying ELIDEL, this could wash off the cream.

  • Before applying ELIDEL after a bath or shower, be sure your skin is completely dry.

How long should I use ELIDEL?

ELIDEL usually begins to provide relief from the symptoms of eczema within 1 week. It is important to use ELIDEL as instructed by your doctor.

If you do not notice an improvement in your eczema within the first 3 weeks of treatment or if your eczema gets worse, you should stop using ELIDEL and talk to your doctor.

What should I avoid while using ELIDEL?

Avoid sunlight and sun lamps, tanning salons, and treatment with UVA or UVB light. If you need to be outdoors after applying ELIDEL, wear clothing that protects the treated area from the sun. In addition, you should ask your doctor what other type of protection from the sun you should use.


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