Elidel (Pimecrolimus) Customer Reviews


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Pimecrolimus is a medication prescribed for the treatment of certain skin conditions, specifically eczema, in individuals who are unable to use or have not responded well to other eczema medications, including topical steroids. Eczema is an allergic-type skin condition that causes redness, irritation, and itching.

Pimecrolimus works by altering the immune system of the skin, which reduces the allergic response responsible for eczema. This medication falls under the class of drugs referred to as topical calcineurin inhibitors (TCIs). This medication is not recommended for individuals with a weakened immune system, such as following an organ transplant.

Uses and Dosage

Prior to using this medication, wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water. Apply a thin layer of the medication to the affected skin area(s), usually twice daily or as directed by your doctor. Gently and completely rub the medication into the skin.

Wash your hands after using this product, unless the medication is being applied to your hands. If your doctor advises the use of a moisturizer, apply it after the medication.

Pimecrolimus is designed for topical use only. To avoid potential complications, ensure that you do not get the medication in your eyes or on the inside of your nose or mouth. Do not apply this medication to any open wounds or infected areas.

Unless otherwise directed by your doctor, refrain from covering the treated area with plastic or waterproof bandages, and avoid bathing, showering, or swimming immediately after applying the medication.

Use this medication precisely as directed. Your doctor may advise you to discontinue use once your eczema has cleared, and to begin using it again if symptoms recur.

Contact your doctor if there is no improvement in your condition after six weeks of using this medication or if your condition worsens at any time.

Side Effects

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention:

  • burning, warmth, stinging, soreness, or redness in the areas where you applied pimecrolimus
  • warts, bumps, or other growths on skin
  • eye irritation
  • headache
  • cough
  • red, stuffy or runny nose
  • nosebleed
  • diarrhea
  • painful menstrual periods

Inform your healthcare provider immediately if you experience any serious side effects:

  • sore or red throat
  • fever
  • flu-like symptoms
  • ear pain, discharge, and other signs of infection
  • hives
  • new or worsening rash
  • itching
  • swelling of the face, throat, tongue, lips, eyes, hands, feet, ankles, or lower legs
  • difficulty breathing or swallowing
  • crusting, oozing, blistering or other signs of skin infection
  • cold sores
  • chicken pox or other blisters
  • swollen glands in the neck


Before beginning to use pimecrolimus, inform your doctor or pharmacist of any known allergies you may have, including allergies to the medication or other substances present in the product. Inactive ingredients within the medication may cause allergic reactions or other issues.

In advance of using this medication, disclose your medical history to your doctor or pharmacist, with a particular focus on current infections, previous use of light therapy (such as UVA or UVB), skin infections (such as herpes, chickenpox, shingles, or warts), and any immune system problems.

This medication may increase sensitivity to sunlight. Limit sun exposure, avoid tanning booths and sunlamps, and use sunscreen and protective clothing when spending time outside. Notify your doctor if you experience sunburn or skin blisters/redness.

When pregnant, this medication should only be used if deemed necessary. Discuss the benefits and risks with your doctor.

It is unclear if this medication passes into breast milk. Prior to breast-feeding, consult with your doctor.

Form and Strength

Elidel is available in the following forms and strengths:

  • Elidel cream:

    • 30g
    • 90g


What does Elidel do to the skin?

It works by decreasing your body’s immune system to help slow down the growth of atopic dermatitis (eczema) on your skin.

Is Elidel safe for application to the face?

Yes, you can apply Elidel to your face. You should avoid getting Elidel cream in your eyes, mouth, and nose.


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Quantities Available:

30g, 60g, 90g

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