Contains the active ingredient : Pimecrolimus, which is a type of medicine called a skin-selective inflammatory cytokine inhibitor. It is used to decrease skin inflammation in eczema.
Pimecrolimus is absorbed into the skin, where it works by blocking the production of inflammatory chemicals called cytokines. These are produced by white blood cells in the skin as part of the body's immune response to allergy or irritation, and are part of a cascade of events in the skin that results in the irritated area becoming inflamed - red, swollen and itchy.
As pimecrolimus stops the white blood cells in the skin from producing cytokines, it reduces inflammation in the skin.
Pimecrolimus cream is used to reduce the inflammation of the skin seen in eczema (atopic dermatitis). This relieves the symptoms of this condition, such as redness and itching.
Pimecrolimus is used for the short-term relief of eczema symptoms, and as intermittent treatment in the long-term management of eczema. The cream should be applied at the first signs of a flare-up of eczema (redness and itching of the skin), as this can help prevent progression to more severe flare-ups. Continuous long-term use of the cream should be avoided.
What is it used for?
Mild to moderate eczema (atopic dermatitis) in adults and children aged two years and over.
Elidel cream may be used when topical corticosteroids have not been effective, or when they should not be used, for example in people who have experienced unacceptable side effects related to steroids, or when the eczema is on the face or neck and prolonged use of steroids may be inappropriate.
Size : 15 g /tube
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