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ELIDEL® (pimecrolimus) Cream 1% is indicated as second-line therapy for the short-term and non-continuous chronic treatment of mild to moderate atopic dermatitis in nonimmunocompromised adults and children 2 years of age and older, who have failed to respond adequately to other topical prescription treatments, or when those treatments are not advisable.
DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION
- The patient or care giver should apply a thin layer of ELIDEL (pimecrolimus) Cream 1% to the affected skin twice daily. The patient or caregiver should stop using when signs and symptoms (e.g., itch, rash and redness) resolve and should be instructed on what actions to take if symptoms recur.
- If signs and symptoms persist beyond 6 weeks, patients should be re-examined by their health care provider to confirm the diagnosis of atopic dermatitis.
- Continuous long-term use of ELIDEL (pimecrolimus cream) Cream should be avoided, and application should be limited to areas of involvement with atopic dermatitis.
The safety of ELIDEL (pimecrolimus cream) Cream under occlusion, which may promote systemic exposure, has not been evaluated. ELIDEL (pimecrolimus cream) Cream should not be used with occlusive dressings.
ELIDEL® (pimecrolimus) Cream 1% is available in tubes of 30 grams, 60 grams, and 100 grams.
30 gram tube…………………NDC 0078-0375-46
60 gram tube……....…………NDC 0078-0375-49
100 gram tube………………..NDC 0078-0375-63
Store at 25°C (77°F); excursions permitted to 15°C-30°C (59°F-86°F). Do not freeze.
Manufactured by: Novartis Pharma Produktions GmbH Wehr, Germany. Distributed by: Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp. East Hanover, NJ 070936. Rev. July 2010
Last reviewed on RxList: 8/11/2010
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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