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Elidel Cream 1%

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Elidel Cream 1% contains the active ingredient pimecrolimus. Elidel cream is used to treat the inflammation of the skin caused by atopic dermatitis (eczema). It reduces the inflammation, redness and itching that eczema often causes.

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Elidel Cream 1%:

Elidel cream contains a medicine called pimecrolimus. It does not contain any steroids.

Elidel cream specifically treats an inflammation of the skin called atopic dermatitis (eczema). It works in the cells in the skin that cause the inflammation and characteristic redness and itching of eczema.

The cream is used to treat signs and symptoms of mild or moderate eczema (e.g. redness and itch) in children (aged 2 years and above), teenagers and adults. When used to treat early signs and symptoms it can prevent progression to severe flare-ups.

Elidel cream is for use only after other prescription medicines or emollients have not worked for you or if your doctor recommends that other prescription medicines should not be used.

Elidel Cream 1%:

You can use Elidel on all skin areas, including the head, face and neck and in the folds of the skin.

Apply the cream as follows:

  • Wash and dry your hands.

  • Open the tube (the first time you use the tube you will need to break the seal using the spike in the top of the cap).

  • Squeeze the cream onto your finger.

  • Apply a thin layer of Elidel and completely cover the affected skin.

  • Apply only on areas affected with eczema

  • Rub in gently and fully.

  • Replace the cap on the tube.

The cream should be applied twice daily, for instance once in the morning and once in the evening.

You can use moisturisers (emollients) with Elidel. If you use moisturisers, they should be applied immediately after Elidel.

Elidel Cream 1%:

Do not use Elidel cream

  • If you are allergic (hypersensitive) to pimecrolimus or any of the other ingredients of Elidel cream.

Take special care with Elidel cream:

  • Elidel is not approved for children younger than 2 years of age. Therefore it should not be used in this age group. Please consult your doctor.

  • Elidel cream is only to be used for atopic dermatitis. Do not use for other skin conditions.

  • Elidel cream is for external use only. Do not use it in your nose, eyes or mouth. If accidentally applied to these areas, the cream should be thoroughly wiped off and/or rinsed with water. You should take care not to swallow it, or to accidentally transfer it into your mouth when, for example, it is applied to the hands.

Elidel Cream 1%:

  • Like all medicines, Elidel cream can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.

  • The most common side effects of Elidel are reactions (such as discomfort) at the application site.

  • Such reactions are generally mild/moderate, occur early in treatment and last only for a short time.

Very common side effects (affecting more than 1 in 10 people)

  • A feeling of warmth and/or burning at the application site.

Common side-effects (affecting more than 1 in 100 people)

  • Irritation, itching and reddening of the skin where the cream has been applied.

  • Skin infections (such as folliculitis).

Elidel Cream 1%:

  • The active substance is pimecrolimus. 1 gram of Elidel cream contains 10mg of pimecrolimus.
  • The other ingredients are: medium chain triglycerides, oleyl alcohol, propylene glycol, stearyl alcohol, cetyl alcohol, mono-and di-glycerides, sodium cetostearyl sulphate, benzyl alcohol, citric acid anhydrous, sodium hydroxide, purified water.
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