Elidel Topical Cream 1pct Drug Medication Dosage Information
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Elidel: Topical cream (1%)

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Elidel 1% Cream
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Elidel 1% Cream
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Elidel 1% Cream
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Elidel 1% Cream
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Elidel 1% Cream

What is this Medicine?

PIMECROLIMUS (pim e KROW li mus) is used on the skin to treat eczema.

CVS Pharmacy Patient Statistics for Elidel: Topical cream(1%)
Generic vs. Brand Name Usage*
*Brand contains same active ingredient but may not represent FDA-approved generic equivalent
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Elidel 1% Topical Cream

NDC: 001875101
  • Prescription Required
  • Not a Controlled Drug
    (CSA Schedule)
  • FDA Approved




FDA approved for the following conditions:
Eczema, Atopic Dermatitis

Sometimes used for but not FDA approved for the following conditions:
Psoriasis, Lichen Sclerosus

Storage Information
Do not freeze
Store at 77 degrees F; excursions permitted to 59-86 degrees F
Elidel 1% Topical Cream

Reported Side Effects for Elidel 1% Topical Cream

Back Pain Incidence:
0.3-1.8%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Eye Infection Incidence:
0.3-1.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Stomach Pain Incidence:
0.3-5.5%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Hives Incidence:
0.3-1.1%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Joint Pain Incidence:
0.3-1.5%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Acne Incidence:
0.3-1.5%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Nose Bleed Incidence:
0.3-3.3%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Rhinitis Incidence:
0.4-4.4%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Constipation Incidence:
0.4-3.7%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Skin Redness Incidence:
0.4-2.2%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Tooth Pain Incidence:
0.4-2.6%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Skin Irritation Incidence:
0.4-6.4%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Wheezing Incidence:
0.4-1.2%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: RAPID
Runny Nose Incidence:
0.4-1.9%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Upset Stomach Incidence:
0.4-4.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Shortness Of Breath Incidence:
0.6-1.8%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Vomiting Incidence:
0.6-6.6%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Sinus Infection Incidence:
0.6-3.3%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Loose Stools Incidence:
0.6-7.7%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Itching Incidence:
0.6-5.5%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Stuffy Nose Incidence:
0.6-2.6%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Conjunctivitis Incidence:
0.7-3.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Sore Throat Incidence:
0.7-26.5%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Inflamed Hair Follicles Incidence:
0.9-6.1%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Menstrual Cramps Incidence:
1.1-1.5%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Fever Incidence:
1.2-12.5%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Cough Incidence:
2.4-15.8%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Flu Incidence:
3.0-13.2%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Headache Incidence:
7.0-25.4%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
*This is an approximate aggregated range of reported side effects from clinical studies performed on this drug. Your experience with this drug may be different.
Pregnancy & Lactation Information
FIRST Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

SECOND Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

THIRD Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

Lactation

Compatible - This drug is generally safe to take by nursing mothers.


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