is ELIDEL right for you?
TALKING TO YOUR DOCTOR

There is some important information about ELIDEL Cream that you should be aware of before getting started:1

  • 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:
  • Do not use ELIDEL Cream continuously for a long time.
  • Use ELIDEL Cream only on areas of your skin that have eczema.
  • Do not use ELIDEL Cream on a child under 2 years old.

There are also some important things you should tell your doctor before starting ELIDEL Cream including:1

  • If you have a skin disease called Netherton's syndrome (a rare inherited condition).
  • If you have any infection on your skin including chicken pox or herpes.
  • If you have been told you have a weakened immune system.
  • If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or planning to become pregnant.
  • Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Tell your doctor about all the skin medicines and products you use.
  • Know the medicines you take. Keep a list of them with you to show your doctor and pharmacist each time you get a new medicine.

 

Questions you may want to ask your doctor before beginning treatment with ELIDEL Cream

  • 1.What should I avoid while taking ELIDEL Cream?
  • 2.How should I use ELIDEL Cream?
  • 3.What are the potential drug interactions that can occur while taking ELIDEL Cream?
  • 4.What are the possible side effects of ELIDEL Cream?
  • 5.Do I need to minimize my exposure to the sun while taking ELIDEL Cream?
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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: