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Elidel (Pimecrolimus)

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Elidel (Pimecrolimus)

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  • Product Details

    Description

    Elidel is a prescription dermatitis medication from the TCI class of drugs and Elidel cream uses are for atopic dermatitis and eczema. It is applied topically on the skin and is often prescribed for people who have eczema that is not relieved by topical steroid medications. Elidel is different in that it changes the skin’s immune system defense and minimizes the allergic reaction that causes eczema or atopic dermatitis. It will effectively reduce red, itchy, and scaly skin that is experienced by people with these skin conditions.

    You can buy Elidel cream with a doctor’s prescription at your local pharmacy, but the best Elidel cream price may be when you order medication online from Canada Pharmacy.

    Directions

    Wash hands with soap and water before applying.

    Apply think layer of Elidel cream to affected areas twice a day or as directed by your doctor.

    Ingredients

    The active ingredient in Elidel cream is Pimecrolimus.

    Cautions

    For topical use on skin only. Avoid getting medication in mouth, nose, or eyes.

    Do not apply to broken skin.

    Do not cover treatment area with bandages or any other type of covering. Do not bathe, shower, or swim after applying this eczema relief cream.

    Use of Elidel may not be suitable for people who are participating in UVA / UVB light therapy or have a weakened immune system.

    Avoid or limit time in sun with exposed skin of treatment areas, and this includes suntanning beds too.

    Interactions

    There are no know drug interaction risks between Elidel cream and other Rx medications or supplements. However, you should tell your doctor of all medications you are currently taking before getting your prescription and proceeding to buy Elidel cream.

    Side Effects

    Side effects from Elidel are uncommon, but some users may experience mild burning or irritation at the application site on skin. If these side effects continue you should stop applying the medicated eczema cream and speak with your doctor again about dermatitis treatment alternatives.



    IMPORTANT NOTE: The above information is intended to increase awareness of health information and does not suggest treatment or diagnosis. This information is not a substitute for individual medical attention and should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. See your health care professional for medical advice and treatment.

    Product Code : 2409

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