Crisaborole is indicated for the treatment of eczema, a dermatological condition characterized by dry, pruritic skin and the formation of red, scaly rashes. This medication is suitable for use in adults as well as children aged 3 years and above. Belonging to the class of phosphodiesterase inhibitors, crisaborole exerts its therapeutic effect by impeding the activity of specific natural substances responsible for inducing inflammation within the body.
Uses and Dosage
This medication is intended for topical use only and should not come into contact with the eyes, mouth, or vagina. In the event of accidental exposure, promptly rinse the affected area with an ample amount of water.
Before applying the medication, thoroughly wash and dry your hands. Subsequently, cleanse and dry the affected area. Follow your doctor’s instructions and gently massage a thin layer of the medication onto the affected area, usually applying it twice daily.
After the application, wash and dry your hands, unless the medication is specifically being used to treat the hands.
Consistent and regular use of this medication is essential in order to obtain optimal benefits. To assist with adherence, apply the medication at the same times each day.
If your condition persists or worsens, inform your doctor.
Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention:
- burning or stinging on the area of skin where the ointment was applied
Inform your healthcare provider immediately if you experience any serious side effects:
- skin redness
- itching or swelling where crisaborole was applied or anywhere on the body
Prior to initiating treatment with crisaborole, inform your healthcare provider or pharmacist about any known allergies you may have, including allergies to this specific medication or any other substances. This product may contain inactive ingredients that can potentially trigger allergic reactions or other adverse effects.
Before using this medication, disclose your medical history to your doctor or pharmacist.
If you are scheduled for any surgical procedures, inform your doctor or dentist about all the products you are currently using, including prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications, and herbal products.
During pregnancy, the use of this medication should only be considered if the benefits outweigh the potential risks. Have a thorough discussion with your doctor to evaluate the risks and benefits in your specific situation.
The passage of this medication into breast milk is currently unknown. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding to assess the potential risks and benefits.
Form and Strength
Eucrisa Ointment is available in the following forms and strengths:
Eucrisa Ointment ointment:
How long does it take for Eucrisa Ointment to work?
Some people using Eucrisa Ointment saw results in as little as 8 days, while even more people were clear or almost clear after 28 days in clinical trials of patients 2 years and older.
Is Eucrisa Ointment a steroid medication?
Eucrisa Ointment is a steroid-free topical ointment approved to treat mild-to-moderate eczema in adults and kids ages 3 months and up.