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Pimecrolimus - Topical/Cutaneous - Patient Medicine Information

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> Can I use this with other medicines?
> How should I store this medicine?

 
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Why do I need this medicine?

Pimecrolimus is used to treat mild to moderate eczema (a condition that makes the skin red, dry, cracked and itchy) in patients 2 years and older who are not responding to other topical treatment.

How do I use this medicine?

Apply Pimecrolimus exactly as directed by your doctor or according to the instructions on the label. Do not apply more or less than instructed by your doctor.

Follow these steps:
  1. Wash your hands.
  2. Clean and dry affected area before application.
  3. Apply a thin layer and rub 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.
  5. Replace the cap of the tube.
Avoid contact with eyes or mouth, or the inside of your nose. Rinse immediately with water if this medicine gets into your eyes or mouth. Alert your doctor if you start to have any problems with your eyes.

Try to apply it at the same time each day.

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.

What should I take note of while using this medicine?

Inform your doctor if you have the following conditions:
  • bacterial or viral infection of the skin (e.g. herpes simplex, chicken pox)
  • weakened immune system
  • skin disorders (e.g Netherton’s syndrome)
  • lymph nodes disorder
Let your doctor know if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Apply sunscreen when going outdoors, cover the skin with appropriate clothing and avoid direct or prolonged exposure to sunlight and UV lamps.

What side effects could I experience?

Pimecrolimus may cause the following side effects: burning sensation, skin irritation, and skin infections (e.g cold sore, shingles).

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. Do not freeze.

Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.

This information is independently developed by MIMS based on Pimecrolimus - Topical/Cutaneous 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 © 2019 MIMS. All rights reserved. Powered by MIMS.com

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