ELIDEL® Cream is a prescription medicine used on the skin (topical) to treat eczema (atopic dermatitis). ELIDEL Cream is in a class of medicines called topical calcineurin inhibitors. ELIDEL Cream is for adults and children age 2 years and older who do not have a weakened immune system. ELIDEL Cream is used on the skin for short periods, and if needed, treatment may be repeated with breaks in between. ELIDEL Cream is for use after other prescription medicines have not worked for you or if your doctor recommends that other prescription medicines should not be used.IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION What is the most important information a patient should know about ELIDEL Cream?
ELIDEL Cream may cause serious side effects. It is not known if ELIDEL Cream is safe to use for a long period of time. A very small number of people who have used ELIDEL Cream have gotten cancer (for example, skin cancer or lymphoma). But a link that ELIDEL Cream use caused these cancers has not been shown. Because of this concern:
Do not use ELIDEL Cream: If you are allergic to ELIDEL Cream or anything in it.What should I avoid while using ELIDEL Cream
You should not use sun lamps, tanning beds, or get treatment with ultraviolet light therapy during treatment with ELIDEL Cream. Limit your time in the sun during treatment with ELIDEL Cream even when the medicine is not on your skin.
Do not cover the skin being treated with bandages, dressings or wraps. You can wear normal clothing.
ELIDEL Cream is for use on the skin only. Do not get ELIDEL Cream in your eyes, nose, mouth, vagina, or rectum (mucous membranes).
The most common side effect at the skin application site is a feeling of burning or warmth. These side effects are usually mild or moderate, happen during the first few days of treatment, and usually clear up in a few days. Call your doctor if the burning feeling is severe or lasts for more than 1 week.
Other side effects include headache, common cold or stuffy nose, sore throat, influenza, fever, viral infection, and cough. Some people may get viral skin infections (like cold sores, chicken pox, shingles, or warts) or swollen lymph nodes (glands). Tell your doctor if you have a skin infection or if you have any side effect (for example, swollen glands) that bothers you or that does not go away.
These are not all the possible side effects with ELIDEL Cream. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Please see Medication Guide located within the Full Prescribing Information for ELIDEL