Elidel

Elidel Dosage/Direction for Use

pimecrolimus

Manufacturer:

Viatris

Distributor:

Pharmline Marketing
Full Prescribing Info
Dosage/Direction for Use
Apply a thin layer of Elidel 1% cream to the affected skin twice daily and rub in gently and completely.
Elidel 1% cream may be used on all skin areas, including the head and face, neck and intertriginous areas.
In the long-term management of atopic dermatitis (eczema), Elidel 1% cream treatment should begin at first appearance of signs and symptoms of atopic dermatitis to prevent flares of the disease. Elidel 1% cream should be used twice daily until the signs and symptoms resolve. If signs and symptoms persist beyond 6 weeks, patients should be re-examined to confirm the diagnosis of atopic dermatitis. If discontinued, treatment should be resumed upon first recurrence of signs and symptoms to prevent flares of the disease.
Emollients can be applied immediately after using Elidel 1% cream. However, after a bath/shower, emollients should be applied before using Elidel 1% cream.
Due to the low level of systemic absorption, there is no restriction either in the total daily dose applied or in the extent of the body surface area treated or in the duration of treatment.
Elidel 1% cream should be used for as short period as possible during flares of disease and application should be limited to areas of involvement with atopic dermatitis. The safety of Elidel cream has not been established beyond one year of non-continuous use.
The safety of Elidel under occlusion, which may promote systemic exposure, has not been evaluated. Elidel should not be used with occlusive dressings.
Care should be taken to avoid contact with eyes and mucous membranes.
Use in paediatric patients: For children (2-11 years), and adolescents (12-17 years) the dosing recommendation is the same as for adults.
The use of Elidel 1% cream in patients under 2 years of age is not recommended until further data become available.
Use in the elderly: Atopic dermatitis (eczema) is rarely observed in patients aged 65 and over. Clinical studies with Elidel 1% cream did not include a sufficient number of patients in this age range to determine whether they respond differently from younger patients.
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