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About the drug:
Pimecrolimus is the main active ingredient present in the Elidel 10 gm. It belongs to a category of drugs known as Immunomodulating agent. This ointment is used mainly for the treatment of eczema; this medication works as a last resort to treat eczema when other drugs fail to work.
Uses of the drug:
Mild to moderate eczema (atopic dermatitis) in adults and children aged two years and over.
Elidel - 10 gm cream may be used when topical corticosteroids have not been effective, or when they should not be used, for example, in people who have experienced unacceptable side effects related to steroids, or when the eczema is on the face or neck and prolonged use of steroids may be inappropriate.
Working of the drug:
Elidel cream contains the active ingredient pimecrolimus, which is a type of medicine called a skin-selective inflammatory cytokine inhibitor. It is used to decrease skin inflammation in eczema.
Pimecrolimus is used to treat certain skin conditions such as eczema (atopic dermatitis) in people who should not use or have not responded to other eczema medications (e.g., topical steroids). Eczema is an allergic-type condition that causes red, irritated, and itchy skin. This drug works by changing the skin's defense (immune) system, thereby decreasing the allergic reaction that causes eczema. Pimecrolimus belongs to a class of drugs known as topical calcineurin inhibitors (TCIs).
Elidel 10 gm cream is manufactured by Novartis pharmaceuticals, a pharmaceutical giant. It is available on our website and you can purchase Elidel 10 gm cream online from alldaychemist.com.
Dosage form and strength:
Elidel 10 gm cream is available in following strength having an active ingredient Pimecrolimus in it:
- Elidel 10 gm cream
To buy Elidel 10 gm cream online, visit alldaychemist.com.
Before taking this drug:
Do not take the drug if you:
- Are allergic to its active ingredients Pimecrolimus
- Are pregnant or breast feeding mother
Tell your doctor if you:
- skin cancer
- Netherton's syndrome
- If you have ever had an allergic reaction to a medicine
- If you are taking or using any other medicines
How much to take the drug?
Use the medicine as per your doctor’s recommendation, and it should apply on the skin gently. The dose should be changed as per the response of the patient towards the ointment, but only under the supervision of your doctor.
How to take the drug?
Elidel10 gm is available in the form of an ointment, to be applied on the affected area.
How long to take the drug?
The cream is not intended to be used continually over a prolonged period of time, your doctor may suggest that you use it from time to time when your condition flares up.
In case if you take an extra dose, consult your prescriber and do as instructed.
If you forget to apply your medication, do it as soon as you remember it. In the case of any complications, please contact your prescriber immediately.
Common side – effects:
- Skin infections
- A burning feeling
- Skin irritation, itching and redness
- Several medicines interfere with the effectiveness of Elidel 10 gm. Some of these drugs are:
Things to remember:
- Always take the medicine as prescribed by your prescriber
- Don’t use the expired medicines
- Keep a complete record of all the medicines you are taking along with this medicine
- Keep all the drugs away from the sight of children and pets
- Follow storage conditions as mentioned in the leaflet