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INDICATION (What is ELIDEL Cream?)

ELIDEL (pimecrolimus) cream, 1% is a prescription medicine used on the skin (topical) to treat eczema (atopic dermatitis). ELIDEL Cream is for adults and children ages 2 years and older who do not have a weakened immune system. ELIDEL Cream is used on the skin for short periods, and if needed, treatment may be repeated with breaks in between. ELIDEL Cream is for use after other prescription medicines have not worked for you or if your doctor recommends that other prescription medicines should not be used.


IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION INCLUDING LONG-TERM SAFETY BOXED WARNING

What's the most important information I need to know about ELIDEL?

ELIDEL Cream may cause serious side effects. It is not known if ELIDEL Cream is safe to use for a long period of time. A very small number of people who have used ELIDEL Cream have gotten cancer (for example, skin cancer or lymphoma). But a link that ELIDEL Cream use caused these cancers has not been shown. Because of this concern: