Pimecrolimus - Indications, Dosage, Side Effects and Precautions


Information about Pimecrolimus

Generic Name : Pimecrolimus
Up-to-date prescription details regarding Pimecrolimus are provided here.

Pronunciation : (pim e krow' li mus)

Learn the correct pronunciation of the Pimecrolimus, understand it's uses, recommended dosages, its indications, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, warnings and its and its storage instructions.
You will also find a list of the medication's International and Indian brand or trade names, as well as its pricing information. For verification of the information presented on this page or for additional clarifications, it's advisable to consult your doctor.

Therapeutic Classification : Immunomodulators

Trade Names/Brand Names of Pimecrolimus

India :

Elidel , Pacroma

International :


Why is Pimecrolimus Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a topical immunomodulator, prescribed for eczema in non-immuno compromised adults and children 2 years of age and older. It prevents the activation of certain immune cells and blocks the release of certain chemicals that cause inflammation

When should Pimecrolimus not be taken? (Contraindications)


What is the dosage of Pimecrolimus?

Topical- Apply a thin layer of 1% cream over the affected area twice daily.

How should Pimecrolimus be taken?

It comes as a cream to apply topically.

What are the warnings and precautions for Pimecrolimus?

• Caution should be exercised in patients with bacterial (impetigo) or viral skin infections such as chickenpox, shingles, herpes, cold sores or warts, any allergy, who taking other medications or therapy, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

• It should not be used in children less than 2 years old.

• For external use only; avoid contact with eyes, mouth, vagina or rectum.

• If condition worsens, consult with your healthcare provider.

What are the side effects of Pimecrolimus?

Skin infection, super infection (infected atopic dermatitis), nose inflammation and hives.
Local- Burning, stinging and soreness.
Skin- Skin cancer.

What are the other precautions for Pimecrolimus?

Avoid long-term use of this medication.
Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Pimecrolimus?

• Store at a room temperature between 20°C to 25°C
• Keep out of the reach of children