What are the possible side effects of pimecrolimus topical (Elidel)?
Stop using pimecrolimus and get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Stop using pimecrolimus and call your doctor if you have:
- worsened skin symptoms;
- signs of a skin infection (redness, swelling, itching, oozing);
- swollen glands; or
- fever, chills, body aches, flu symptoms.
Less serious side effects are more likely to occur. Continue using pimecrolimus and talk with your doctor if you have any of these side...
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What are the precautions when taking pimecrolimus cream (Elidel)?
Before using pimecrolimus, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: current infections (e.g., mononucleosis), use of light therapy (e.g., UVA or UVB), skin infections (e.g., herpes, chickenpox, shingles, warts), immune system problems.
This medication may make you more sensitive to the sun. Avoid prolonged sun exposure, tanning booths and sunlamps. Use a sunscreen and wear protective clothing when outdoors.
This medication should be used only when clearly needed during...
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