Elidel Cream 10 gm belongs to a class of dermatological preparation called 'immunosuppressants' primarily used to prevent allergies including swelling, itching redness, heat and pain caused due to certain skin problems such as dermatitis (itchy, swelling of the skin) and eczema (itchy, cracked, swollen or rough skin). Eczema is a condition in which skin patches become inflamed, itchy, cracked and rough. Dermatitis is a skin condition that causes itchy, dry skin or a rash on swollen, reddened skin.
Elidel Cream 10 gm contains Pimecrolimus works by stopping the immune system from producing chemical substances that may cause eczema. When the skin reacts to any type of allergens, such chemicals substances are released normally. It acts inside the skin cells that cause the inflammation and characteristic redness and itching of eczema. Elidel Cream 10 gm is used to treat swelling, itching redness, heat, and pain caused due to skin problems such as eczema or atopic dermatitis (itchy, cracked, swollen or rough skin).
Elidel Cream 10 gm is available in the form of topical (skin use) cream. Your doctor will advise the appropriate dose depending on your medical condition. Avoid contact of Elidel Cream 10 gm with nose, mouth, or eyes. In case Elidel Cream 10 gm comes in contact with these areas accidentally, rinse with water thoroughly. Common side effects of Elidel Cream 10 gm include burning, irritation, itching, and redness at the application site. Most of these side effects of Elidel Cream 10 gm do not require medical attention and gradually resolve over time. However, if the side effects persist or worsen, please consult your doctor.
If you are known to be allergic to Elidel Cream 10 gm or any other medicines, please tell your doctor. If you are pregnant or a nursing mother, it is advised to consult a doctor before using Elidel Cream 10 gm. Do not use Elidel Cream 10 gm in more than prescribed doses, or for a prolonged time as it may cause adverse effects. Avoid consuming alcohol while using Elidel Cream 10 gm. It can make your skin (particularly on your face) become flushed or red, and feel hot. If you have a weakened immune system (immunocompromised), have erythroderma (redness of almost the entire body), or a skin condition called Netherton’s syndrome (a disorder that affects the skin, hair, and immune system) and skin malignancies (tumours), and skin infections (including chickenpox or herpes), inform your doctor before starting Elidel Cream 10 gm.