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Elidel Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is pimecrolimus topical (Elidel)?
- What are the possible side effects of pimecrolimus topical (Elidel)?
- What is the most important information I should know about pimecrolimus topical (Elidel)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using pimecrolimus topical (Elidel)?
- How should I use pimecrolimus topical (Elidel)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Elidel)?
- What happens if I overdose (Elidel)?
- What should I avoid while using pimecrolimus topical (Elidel)?
- What other drugs will affect pimecrolimus topical (Elidel)?
- pimecrolimusWhere can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Elidel)?
Use the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Elidel)?
An overdose of pimecrolimus is not expected to be dangerous. Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222 if anyone has accidentally swallowed the medication.
What should I avoid while using pimecrolimus topical (Elidel)?
Avoid getting this medication in your eyes, nose, mouth, rectum, or vagina. If this does happen, rinse with water. Avoid applying pimecrolimus to an area that may be affected with skin cancer.
Avoid using other medications on the areas you treat with pimecrolimus unless your doctor tells you to.
Avoid exposure to sunlight, tanning beds, and phototherapy treatments with UVA or UVB light. If you must be outdoors, wear loose clothing over the skin areas treated with pimecrolimus topical. Do not use sunscreen on treated skin unless your doctor has told you to.
Drinking alcohol while you are using pimecrolimus topical may cause your skin or face to feel hot and become flushed or red.
What other drugs will affect pimecrolimus topical (Elidel)?
Tell your doctor about all medications you use, and those you start or stop using during your treatment with pimecrolimus, especially:
- cimetidine (Tagamet).
- conivaptan (Vaprisol);
- an antibiotic such as clarithromycin (Biaxin), erythromycin (E.E.S., EryPed, Ery-Tab, Erythrocin, Pediazole), or telithromycin (Ketek);
- antifungal medication such as fluconazole (Diflucan), itraconazole (Sporanox), ketoconazole (Nizoral), posaconazole (Noxafil), or voriconazole (Vfend);
- heart or blood pressure medication such as diltiazem (Cardizem, Cartia, Dilacor, Diltia, Diltzac, Taztia, Tiazac) or verapamil (Calan, Covera, Isoptin, Verelan);
- the hepatitis C medications boceprevir (Victrelis) or telaprevir (Incivek); or
- HIV/AIDS medicine such as indinavir (Crixivan), nelfinavir (Viracept), ritonavir (Norvir, Kaletra), or saquinavir (Invirase).
This list is not complete. Other drugs may interact with pimecrolimus, including prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Not all possible interactions are listed in this medication guide.
pimecrolimusWhere can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about pimecrolimus topical.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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Additional Elidel Information
- Elidel Drug Interactions Center: pimecrolimus top
- Elidel Side Effects Center
- Elidel Overview including Precautions
- Elidel FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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