Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
You should not breast-feed while you are using this medication.Elidel Cream should not be used on a child younger than 2 years old.Ask your doctor about which cream or lotion to use.This can make it easier for you to get sick from a virus such as chicken pox or herpes (cold sores or shingles).A small number of people have developed skin cancer or lymphoma after using pimecrolimus or tacrolimus (Protopic) skin medications.
However, it is not known if either of these medicines causes skin cancer. Use Elidel only on the skin, exactly as it was prescribed for you. Do not use this medicine in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended. Use Elidel only on skin areas affected with eczema.
Do not get the cream in your eyes, nose, mouth, vagina, or rectum. Bandaging can increase the amount of drug you absorb through your skin and may cause harmful effects.
Wash your hands before and after using this medicine, unless you are using the medication to treat a hand condition. Use the smallest amount needed to apply a thin layer to the skin areas diagnosed with atopic dermatitis. Do not bathe, shower, or swim right after applying Elidel. Right after applying Elidel, you may need to rub in a moisturizing cream or lotion to keep your skin from getting too dry.
To make sure Elidel is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have any of these conditions: FDA pregnancy category C.
It is not known whether Elidel will harm an unborn baby.
An overdose of Elidel is not expected to be dangerous.