Pimecrolimus 1% Creams/Lotion | Elidel® Generic

USD $39.00USD $65.00

Pimecrolimus 1% Cream is an immunosuppressant. It works by suppressing your body’s immune response. Pimecrolimus 1% is an immunomodulating agent of the calcineurin inhibitor class used in the treatment of atopic dermatitis (eczema).

Pimecrolimus is used to treat mild to moderate atopic dermatitis (eczema) in patients who have already been treated with other medicines that did not work well. Pimecrolimus belongs to a class of medicines known as topical calcineurin inhibitors that decrease inflammation. It helps to suppress the symptoms of atopic dermatitis (e.g., itching, redness, or inflammation of the skin) which are caused by the body’s immune system.

 

Clear

Description

What is Pimecrolimus 1% Cream Pacroma® | Elidel Generic

Pacroma® Cream is used to treat eczema (atopic dermatitis) and contains Pimecrolimus 1%. It works by suppressing the activity of certain immune cells that cause inflammation (redness and swelling) of the skin. This relieves itching and improves rashes in atopic dermatitis. Pacroma Cream is used for external use. It should be used 2-4 times a day on the affected area or use it as suggested by the doctor. It should be applied slowly and evenly to the skin until it is rubbed in. You should not use it too often and you should not cover the treated area with a bandage or plaster. You must inform your doctor if there’s no improvement even after two weeks of treatment or if the skin gets worse. It is a safe medicine with few side effects, but you may get an application site reaction like burning, irritation, itching and redness. This medicine is not normally recommended during pregnancy or while breastfeeding unless it is clearly needed.

The FDA recommends the following: This drug should be used only if other drugs have failed or if other medications are not considered appropriate by your doctor. Pimecrolimus 1% should be used on the skin for short treatment periods only. If needed, treatment may be repeated with breaks in between. Use the smallest amount that will treat your condition properly, and apply only on the affected skin. Also, this medication should not be used in children younger than 2 years. As with all medications, discuss the risks, benefits, and proper use of this medication with your doctor.

Brand Names: Elidel


Why use Pimecrolimus 1% Cream Pacroma® | Generic Elidel

Pimecrolimus Elidel generic cream is used to treat certain skin conditions such as eczema (atopic dermatitis) in people who should not use or have not responded to other eczema medications (e.g., topical steroids). Eczema is an allergic-type condition that causes red, irritated, and itchy skin. This drug works by changing the skin’s defense (immune) system, thereby decreasing the allergic reaction that causes eczema. Pimecrolimus belongs to a class of drugs known as topical calcineurin inhibitors (TCIs). This medication is not recommended if you have a history of a certain rare genetic disorder (Netherton’s syndrome). Also, this medication should not be used by anyone who has a weakened immune system (e.g., following an organ transplant).

Pacroma® Cream pimecrolimus cream over the counter may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.


Pacroma® 1% 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 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 immediately 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.

Additional information

Type

Pacroma® Pimecrolimus 1% Cream 10g by Ajanta Pharma, Picon® Pimecrolimus 1% Cream 30g by Biocon, Picon® Pimecrolimus 1% Lotion 20ml by Biocon

Composition

Pacroma® Cream:

  • Pimecrolimus 10mg
  • Benzylalcohol IP 10mg
  • Cream base q.s.

Picon® Cream:

  • Pimecrolimus 10mg
  • Benzyl Alcohol IP 10mg
  • Cream Base q.s.

Picon® Lotion/Solution:

  • Pimecrolimus 10mg
  • Preservative
  • Solution Base q.s.

Reviews

There are no reviews yet.

Be the first to review “Pimecrolimus 1% Creams/Lotion | Elidel® Generic”

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

1 × four =