generic for ELIDEL

Pimecrolimus Side Effects

Mild burning or irritation at the application site may occur during the first few days of treatment. Headache may also occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor or pharmacist promptly.

Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.

Tell your doctor right away if the following unlikely but serious side effects occur: signs of infection (e.g., fever, persistent sore throat).

A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any of the following symptoms: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.

This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

In the US -

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or at www.fda.gov/medwatch.

In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
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  • bacterial infection
  • chickenpox
  • herpes simplex infection
  • viral infection
  • malignancy
  • superficial ocular infection
  • otitis externa
  • acute bacterial otitis media
  • pharyngitis
  • sore throat
  • tonsillitis
  • upper respiratory infection
  • sinusitis
  • nasal congestion
  • pneumonia
  • influenza
  • bronchitis
  • asthma
  • toothache
  • gastroenteritis
  • constipation
  • dysmenorrhea
  • impetigo
  • skin and skin structure infection
  • erythema
  • pruritus of skin
  • folliculitis
  • acne vulgaris
  • urticaria
  • dyschromia
  • arthralgia
  • back pain
  • fever
  • skin irritation
  • skin nodules
  • headache disorder
  • epistaxis
  • wheezing
  • dyspnea
  • cough
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • loose stools
  • diarrhea
  • abdominal pain with cramps
  • lacerations
  • hypersensitivity drug reaction
  • treatment site sequelae
  • rhinorrhea
  • molluscum contagiosum infection

Drug Interactions

Your healthcare professionals (such as your doctor or pharmacist) may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for them. Do not start, stop or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with them first.

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription/herbal products you may use, especially: topical steroids, other ointments/lotions/creams.

This document does not contain all possible interactions. Therefore, before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all the products you use. Keep a list of all your medications with you, and share the list with your doctor and pharmacist.
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