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Pimecrolimus

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PIMECROLIMUS is used on the skin to treat eczema. Compare CNI immunosuppressants.
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Pimecrolimus Side Effects

What should I watch for?

Improvements to your skin may occur after the first few weeks of treatment. Even though your skin looks better, it is important to keep using the cream as instructed by your health care provider. If you do not notice an improvement in your condition within 6 weeks or if your condition gets worse, tell your health care professional.

Avoid sunlight, sun lamps, tanning beds and treatment with UVA or UVB light while using this medicine. If you need to be outdoors after applying the cream, wear loose fitting clothing that protects the treated area from the sun. Ask your health care provider what other type of sun protection you should use.

Do not cover the skin being treated with bandages, dressings, or wraps. Unless otherwise instructed by your health care provider, do not apply another type of skin product on top of this medicine. However, you can wear normal clothing over the treated areas.

Do not bathe, shower, or swim right after applying this medicine. This could wash off the cream.

While you are using this medicine, drinking alcohol may cause the skin or face to become flushed or red and feel hot. Let your doctor or health care professional know if you notice such reactions.

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Interactions with Medications

Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

More common

Abdominal or stomach pain

body aches or pain

burning, itching, redness, skin rash, swelling, or soreness at the application site

change in hearing

chills

cold or flu-like symptoms

congestion (ear or nasal)

cough producing mucus

diarrhea

difficulty with breathing or shortness of breath

dryness or soreness of the throat

earache or pain in the ear

ear drainage

fever

general feeling of discomfort or illness

headache

hoarseness

itching

joint pain

loss of appetite

loss of voice

muscle aches and pains

nausea

pain

redness

runny nose

shivering

sneezing

sweating

swelling

tenderness

tender, swollen glands in the neck

tightness in the chest

trouble with swallowing

trouble with sleeping

unusual tiredness or weakness

voice changes

vomiting

warmth on the skin

wheezing

Less common

Blistering, crusting, irritation, itching, or reddening of the skin

blurred vision or other change in vision

eye pain

fast heartbeat

hives

itchy, raised, round, smooth, skin-colored bumps found on just one area of the body that are oozing, thick, white fluid

irritation

joint pain, stiffness or swelling

rash

redness of the eye

redness of the skin

sensitivity of the eyes to light

skin rash on the face, scalp, or stomach

swelling of the eyelids, face, lips, hands, or feet

tearing

troubled breathing or swallowing

Incidence not known

Black, tarry stools

change in size, shape, or color of existing mole

cough

dizziness

itching, puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue

large, hive-like swelling on the face

mole that leaks fluid or bleeds

new mole

small, red skin lesion, growth, or bump usually on the face, ears, neck, hands, or arms

sores that will not heal

weight loss

yellow eyes and skin

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

More common

Burning, itching, and pain in hairy areas

pus at the root of the hair

Less common

Blemishes on the skin

bloody nose

burning or stinging of the skin

difficulty having a bowel movement (stool)

flushing; redness of skin; unusually warm skin at site

heavy bleeding

painful cold sores or blisters on the lips, nose, eyes, or genitals

pimples

redness or swelling in the ear

vaginal pain and cramps

Incidence not known

Burning, stinging, itching, or mild discomfort of the eye (after applying the cream to the eyelids or near the eyes)

feeling of warmth (with alcohol use)

redness of the face, neck, arms, and occasionally, upper chest (with alcohol use)

Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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