Dhanalakshmi Chinnuswamy
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General Information on Pimecrolimus

Generic Name : Pimecrolimus

Pronunciation : (pim e krow' li mus)

Latest prescription information about Pimecrolimus. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
Therapeutic Classification : Immunomodulators

Trade Names/Brand Names of Pimecrolimus

India- Elidel , Pacroma.
International- Elidel.

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 to be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity.

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?

  Child:
Skin infection, super infection (infected atopic dermatitis), nose inflammation and hives.
  Adult:
  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 20C to 25C
Keep out of the reach of children

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