Elidel Cream (active ingredient “pimecrolimus”) is an immunomodulating agent. It is a cream for external use. It is effectively used for treatment of eczema (atopic dermatitis), including repeated episodes of the disease. The cream should be used as soon as the symptoms of the disease just appear to prevent its development.
When you use the cream you should apply the thin layer of it to the affected area and then rub it until the full absorption. Use the cream until the symptoms of the disease are gone. Usually the patients apply the gel to the affected area two times a day. Remember before taking this medicine to visit your doctor and follow his directions. Your doctor should be aware if you are allergic to some medicines, if you have any skin infections, if you are breast-feeding woman or pregnant.
Some side effects are possible, so before treatment visit your doctor. Don’t use the medicine for children younger than 3 months.