Crisaborole - topical

Patient Medicine Information
Why do I need this medicine?
Crisaborole is used to treat mild to moderate atopic dermatitis also known as eczema (a condition that makes the skin red, dry, cracked and itchy).
How do I use this medicine?
Apply Crisaborole exactly as directed by your doctor or according to the instructions on the label. Do not use it more often or over a larger area than instructed by your doctor.

To use the ointment, follow these steps:
  1. Wash your hands.
  2. Clean and dry the affected area before application.
  3. Rub the ointment gently on the skin until it disappears. Do not cover, wrap or bandage the area unless instructed by the doctor.
  4. Wash your hands after using unless your hands are being treated. If someone else applied the ointment for you, they should wash their hands after application.
  5. Replace the cap of the tube.
Avoid application to or contact with the eyes, mouth, or vagina. Rinse immediately with water if this medicine gets into your eyes, mouth, or vagina. Alert your doctor if you start to have any problems with your eyes.

Your doctor will advise you on the treatment timeframe depending on the type and severity of your condition.
What should I do if I have forgotten to use this medicine?
Apply the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and return to your normal dosing schedule.

DO NOT double a dose under any circumstances.

If you often forget to apply your medicine, let your doctor and pharmacist know.
What should I take note of while using this medicine?
Let your doctor know if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Be sure to check with your doctor or pharmacist before giving Crisaborole to a child.
What side effects could I experience?
Crisaborole may cause any of the following side effects: burning or stinging sensation on the application site.

If you develop rashes, breathlessness, swollen mouth or eyes, stop using Crisaborole and inform your doctor immediately. These could be signs of an allergic reaction.

Inform your doctor if any of these side effects do not go away or are severe, or if you experience other side effects.
Can I use this with other medicines?
Always notify your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking or using any other medicines, including herbal tonics such as traditional Chinese medicines, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription.
How should I store this medicine?
Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children.

Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.
This information is independently developed by MIMS based on crisaborole - topical and is provided for your reference only. It is not a replacement for and should only be used in conjunction with full consultation with a licensed healthcare professional, the information provided by your pharmacist and/or the manufacturer of the medication. It may not contain all the available information you require and cannot substitute professional medical care, nor does it take into account all individual circumstances. Although great effort has been made to ensure content accuracy, we shall not be held responsible or liable for any claims or damages arising from the use or misuse of the information contained herein, its contents or omissions, or otherwise. Copyright © 2021 MIMS. All rights reserved. Powered by
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