ELIDEL Ressources

Application Information

This drug has been submitted to the FDA under the reference 021302/001.

Names and composition

"ELIDEL" is the commercial name of a drug composed of PIMECROLIMUS.
It belongs to the class Immunomodulators and is used in Eczema, pruritus, dry skin conditions (Skin)

Answered questions

How do u use elidel?
i bought elidel and i think elidel works best on dry skin ,NOT after shower actually to me i use elidel about noon and then justl leave it... and after 24 hours it disappear how do u guys use it for the best result? Asked by Tasha Gosline 4 months ago.

Use ELIDEL only to treat eczema that has been diagnosed by a doctor. You can apply ELIDEL Cream on affected areas on all skin surfaces, including your face, head, and neck. Avoid contact with your eyes. You can use moisturizers with ELIDEL. Because the skin of patients with eczema can be very dry, you should discuss good skin care practices with your doctor to keep your skin healthy and moisturized. Any moisturizers you use should be put on after ELIDEL is applied and fully absorbed. Be sure to discuss with your doctor the good skin care practices that will help keep the skin healthy and moisturized. Do not cover the skin being treated with bandages, dressings or wraps. However, you can wear normal clothing. Limit sun exposure during treatment, even when ELIDEL is not on your skin. Do not bathe, shower or swim right after applying ELIDEL. This could wash off the cream. While using ELIDEL, what else can be done to help care for the skin? Experts advise these steps to help soothe and heal the skin: Hydrate dry skin with a lukewarm (not hot) soaking bath for approximately 10-20 minutes. Use only soaps and moisturizers recommended by your doctor; avoid anything abrasive or with perfume. (Soap-free cleansers are best). After bathing, pat the skin almost dry, and within 3 minutes apply moisturizing cream or ointment. Try to avoid rapid changes of temperature or humidity. If the eczema worsens with sweating, try to avoid activities that cause sweating. In general, wear clothing made of cotton or soft fabrics—avoid rough, scratchy fabrics and tight clothing. Try to identify and avoid any "trigger" that makes the eczema worse. I hope this was helpful,Take Care!!! :) Answered by Amal Greenlees 4 months ago.

Is Elidel a safe alternative to steroid cream use? Will it reverse the damage caused by steroid cream use?
Will Elidel get rid of redness in the skin? Will it smooth the skin and return it to its normal appearance? Asked by Violet Mchaffie 4 months ago.

I have ordered Elidel cream online today. I am intending on using it to counteract the damage that has been caused by years of steroid cream damage. Will it work effectively? I have read on certain sites that there has been reports of skin cancer after using this cream. Are these allegations real? Do they have any truth behind them? Will this cream bring me any relief at all! Answered by Tanika Erbst 4 months ago.

Elidel has fewer side effects than steroids in general; it is less likely to cause thinning of the skin or prominence of blood vessels and for mild eczema is relatively effective at control. It is NOT a cure. Certainly the rash may come back when the cream is stopped, but there is not any tendency for the cream to make the rash worse. There is no proof that the cream causes cancer. Some lab animals and some people have had cancer while using Elidel, but when compared to similar groups who were not taking Elidel, called "control groups", there wasn't any higher risk. Overall, Elidel is a safe alternative to steroid use. However, it will not reverse damage produced by steroids. Answered by Almeda Stoy 4 months ago.

Is Elidel A Steroid Cream Answered by Kiyoko Jebbett 4 months ago.

Go back to your dermatologist he may have advice to the thinning dry blotchy patches. as for a non-steroidal cream investigate Elidel. I have severe eczema and know how you feel...and it's not your fault it's your doctors for not telling you the hazards of steroid creams! Answered by Jerrica Kiesel 4 months ago.

Elidel is one of those "good news/bad news" things. The 'good' news is, you will get short-term relief. The 'bad' news is that when the itching returns (which it WILL), it will typically be WORSE. The skin cancer reports are true... apparently the product was put on the market although it TECHNICALLY "didn't pass" double-blind studies. Apparently pharmaceutical companies don't care WHO they're hurting as long as they make a buck. The ultimate question comes back to YOU - is it WORTH THE RISK? Answered by Jeffery Kozeliski 4 months ago.

A messed up face, or cancer? Elidel creme.?
My brother uses this creme called Elidel and it scares the hell out of me. If he doesn't use it, he gets these white dry scales of skin that flake off.. and eventually his face looks like it has red blotches everywhere. This only started in his mid 20sI have researched this creme because more studies are... Asked by Marth Hych 4 months ago.

My brother uses this creme called Elidel and it scares the hell out of me. If he doesn't use it, he gets these white dry scales of skin that flake off.. and eventually his face looks like it has red blotches everywhere. This only started in his mid 20s I have researched this creme because more studies are coming out linking it to cancer, and my brother knows because he is the one who told me in the first place. But he keeps using the creme because he considers getting cancer as less traumatic then seeing his face all full of scally dry skin and red blotches. I try and try to convince him to stop using Elidel and start using a steroid creme he used to usewhich is not exactly safe, but won't cause cancer either. This steroid creme was only partially effective though, so he still uses this cancer causing creme! I would not use a creme that causes cancer. But then again, I do not know what it is like to experience what he experiences. What do you guys think? Answered by Michelina Wilken 4 months ago.

The amount of time to use elidel?
I have really bad atopic dermatitis and was wondering how long I can use Elidel for? Is it SAFE to use it for 6 months to 1 year, or should I discountinue the product earlier? Asked by Brooke Guastella 4 months ago.

The FDA simply says "for short periods of time, not continuously" in its Alert for Healthcare Professionals bulletin from June 2006. It says for patients "Stop using Elidel once your symptoms go away." I have used Elidel for eczema for about 5 years. I have been a healthcare teaching assistant for 20 years. My personal recommendation for you? Use Elidel daily only long enough for your symptoms to start resolving (going away). Use it sparingly. This may take 2-3 weeks. Do not use Elidel again until your symptoms begin to return. Atopic dermatitis can become worse in the winter due to dry overheated indoor air. You may want to try a moisturizer. Choose one without alcohol, dyes, and fragrance, such as Lubriderm or Neutrogena You may have to look in the ladies' makeup section to find these. You may want to use Neutrogena soap also as it is mild and nonirritating. I have used, with success, over-the-counter hydrocortisone cream on my eczema (atopic dermatitis) when I have had small flareups. Answered by Carissa Keltner 4 months ago.

Does Elidel cause cancer?
Asked by Alycia Drinen 4 months ago.

If you worried about everything that could cause cancer you would literally live in a bubble. Everything has a side effect now a days you just have to weigh the pros and cons Answered by Kareen Eelkema 4 months ago.

The most known sides effects in the hematology/oncology field are:lymphomas, basal cell carcinoma, malignant melanoma, squamous cell carcinoma. It is better if you ask a professional. Answered by Neomi Ferman 4 months ago.

According to the FDA - Yes. Answered by Denice Scroger 4 months ago.

Can you use Elidel cream on your face?
I have alot of elidel cream leftover from when my sister had chicken pox. I wanted to give it a try because I have red/irritated skin around my nose, and uneven skin tone on my face. Will using a tiny bit of elidel on my face help with the redness? Would that be a bad idea? Asked by Ali Gauld 4 months ago.

Olalalala, Yes! But with reservations. It is really a nonsteroidal topical treatment for eczema and it is safe and effective for intermittent LONG-TERM treatment of moderate to severe atopic dermatitis in adults. Corticosteroid topical treatments can not be used for longer than 2 consecutive weeks. Also unlike corticosteroids, Elidel is safe for dermatologic use ANYWHERE on the body including the face, neck, around the eyes, groin or in skin folds. If you know what the irritation/red skin is caused by then that is fine. You would be advised to try a small amount on a small area to see if it has a detrimental effect (redness, swelling, pain, irritation, discolouration etc) If all is well, then use it after 12 hours have passed from the trial. Also check out the expiry date - usually found on the tube fold on the same side as the name and orange coloured symbol. ALL ANSWERS SHOULD BE THOROUGHLY RESEARCHED, IN ANY FORUM AND ESPECIALLY IN THIS ONE. - MANY ANSWERS ARE FLAWED. It is extremely important to obtain an accurate diagnosis before trying to find a cure. Many diseases and conditions share common symptoms. The information provided here should not be used during any medical emergency or for the diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition. A licensed physician should be consulted for diagnosis and treatment of any and all medical conditions. Hope this helps matador 89 Answered by Velva Parodi 4 months ago.

Is Elidel Safe For Face Answered by Thanh Newbell 4 months ago.

Is elidel safe to use?
i heard it causes cancer but is the only thing that is helping my eczema. Asked by Nohemi Debella 4 months ago.

The use of Elidel and Protopic (both are in the TIM family of drugs) have been statistically associated with the development of lymphoma, although the risk is very very small. If your eczema is not terribly extensive, and the Elidel is working, then I feel u can continue to use it Answered by Billie Wilbert 4 months ago.

You know what? I'd ask the doctor. Call his office. They know your health and general resistance, etc. That's whre you'll get the best info. Could be the chance of cancer is so small it's worth the risk. Also, could depend upon how much you use. Answered by Desire Bopp 4 months ago.

What % of people get skin infections from Elidel?
What things increase the risk? Asked by Masako Hoene 4 months ago.

i think exposure to sunlight when using elidel isnt a good idea because it can cause things like rash, fatigue, or itching...but as far as skin infections i dont think there is a risk. most people i know who use elidel are very happy with the way it works and dont report too many side effects. Answered by Leigh Perrin 4 months ago.

Have you ever tried ELIDEL cream for Eczema??
if so how long did it take to work, and did your eczema get worse before it got better? i use it and my skin is getting worse and it hurts and itches is this the healing stages you have to go through before you see results? Asked by Cameron Malkin 4 months ago.

that does not sound normal, you should call your pharmacy and ask. when we have spells we use a steroid cream and I mix it in my palm w/ the elidel, 2 times a day for 5 days. you mave have an allergic reaction, not all meds are perfect for every person. also, when the eczema break out is just starting I use(before elidel)NaturalDerm Children's Skin Rash Cream, then if does not look like it is clearing I stop that and start the elidel/steroid cream. also we use tons of coco butter. good luck and I would discontinue the elidel until I spoke to a pharmacist or dr. Answered by Malcom Nannie 4 months ago.

Nope! And living with my years of Eczema, it has been determined that I cannot use creams, they burn my skin, so elidel is not something I can use. I must use ointments (vaseline) based cortizones. You need to see a dermatologist eczema is not something you wanna do trial and error with! Answered by Albertina Ostermiller 4 months ago.

That stuff made mine worse and didn't help @ all--- Answered by Silvana Mootry 4 months ago.

no... does it taste good?? Answered by Dalton Lomonte 4 months ago.


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