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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)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Elidel)?
If you miss a dose, use the medication as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and wait until your next regularly scheduled dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Elidel)?
Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine. Pimecrolimus is not expected to cause overdose symptoms.
What should I avoid while using pimecrolimus topical (Elidel)?
Avoid using any other skin product that has not been recommended by your doctor.
Avoid sunlight, sun lamps, 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.
Avoid drinking alcohol. 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)?
Before using pimecrolimus topical, tell your doctor if you are using any of the following drugs:
- cimetidine (Tagamet).
- erythromycin (Ery-Tab, E-Mycin, E.E.S. and others);
- an antifungal medicine such as ketoconazole (Nizoral), itraconazole (Sporanox), or fluconazole (Diflucan); or
- a heart medicine such as verapamil (Calan, Verelan), diltiazem (Cardizem, Dilacor XR, Tiazac), nifedipine (Adalat, Procardia), or nicardipine (Cardene).
There may be other drugs or skin products that can affect pimecrolimus. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start using a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist has additional information about pimecrolimus topical written for health professionals that you may read.
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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