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What does Pimecrolimus treat?
Pimecrolimus is a topical cream and a topical calcineurin inhibitor prescribed to treat mild-to-moderate eczema (atopic dermatitis). This is usually prescribed when the aliment does not respond well to other eczema creams. Your physician may use this to treat other ailments based on their discretion.
Follow the Pimecrolimus dosage prescribed by your physician. The dosage could vary based on individual patient requirements. Always follow your physician’s instructions or go by the directions on the prescription drug label. Wash your hands and apply a thin layer of the cream on the affected portion of skin. Wash your hands immediately after this.
Missed a dose?
Use this immediately once you remember. In case, this period falls close to the next dosage, skip it and get back to the prescribed schedule. Never take a double dose unless your physician specifically directs you to do so.
Don’t waste any time and seek immediate medical attention.
Drug interactions must be considered before starting to use any kind of drug. Drug interactions might happen either when Pimecrolimus is used along with another drug or with certain foods. To prevent any kind of negative interaction, make sure you inform your doctor of any drugs you are taking including non-prescription medication, OTCs, health supplements like vitamins, minerals, herbal medicine, drinks with caffeine and alcohol, illegal drugs, smoking habits and so on which may increase the effect of Pimecrolimus.
It may interact with:
It may also interact with antifungal medications and heart medicines. This is not an exhaustive list though.
Appraise your doctor of any medical conditions that you are suffering from and your family history of medical ailments. It’s important that you do not stop or start taking any medicine without the consent of your physician.
Possible Side Effects
Pimecrolimus might have some side effects but it’s not possible to anticipate them. It does not have any major side effects and the minor ones that may occur are temporary. In rare cases, there might be major side effects and immediate medical attention must be sought.
Some of the side effects could be as burning, stinging, or irritation of the skin, acne, dizziness, headache, swelling and muscle pain. This is not the complete list though.
In case, there is a change in intensity of side effects or if any new side effects develop, make sure you consult your doctor.
What to ask your doctor before you start on Pimecrolimus
- Can I take Pimecrolimus along with other drugs?
- Are there certain foods, beverages and products to be avoided while on Pimecrolimus?
- What is the dosage of Pimecrolimus to be consumed?
- How should I use Pimecrolimus?
- How will Pimecrolimus work on my body?
- How can the drug interactions and side effects of Pimecrolimus be minimized or completely avoided?
The health and medical information that we have provided are meant to supplement and not substitute the advice of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professionals. This does not suggest that usage of Pimecrolimus is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always ensure that you take this or any other drug only after consulting your physician.