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Doctor insights on: Safe Pimecrolimus Pregnancy

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Is it safe to take pimecrolimus in pregnancy?

Is it safe to take pimecrolimus in pregnancy?

Probably: While any drug taken during pregnancy has the potential to negatively affect the fetus, calcineurin inhibitors like tacrolimus and pimecrolimus are considered category c drugs, which means that they have not been associated with fetal loss or birth defects in animal studies. However, category c also means that these drugs have not been well studies in humans, so there may be potential risks. ...Read more

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Dr. Austina Cho
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Is Elidel (pimecrolimus) cream safe or is there a cancer risk? Thanks.

Is Elidel (pimecrolimus) cream safe or is there a cancer risk? Thanks.

Unknown: maybe slight cancer risks for reports, elidel (pimecrolimus) cream is second line , steroid ointments the best and probably alot less risky but only use steorid ointments up to max 2weeks/month or raise bp,cholesterol, thin skin and more. use vaseline[petroleum jelly after shower most days to scaly skin] ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: elidel (pimecrolimus)?

Please describe the medication: elidel (pimecrolimus)?

Immunomodulator: Elidel (pimecrolimus) is an immunomodulating medication that acts to reduce inflammation in a manner different than steroids and without steroid side-effects. Pimecrolimus is sometimes used as a steroid-sparing agent in patients with atopic dermatitis or eczema. ...Read more

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Is it possible for your skin to have a withdrawal from Elidel (pimecrolimus) cream?

Is it possible for your skin to have a withdrawal from Elidel (pimecrolimus) cream?

No: You do not indicate why it was used. Typical use is for eczema on the face. Elidel (pimecrolimus) can be very effective for this but is not a cure. So when you stop it you realize what is there in absence of therapy. ...Read more

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Just started Elidel (pimecrolimus) cream.What is the minimal time it must be on my skin after application to get fully absorbed before I can get me skin wet (shower)?

Just started Elidel (pimecrolimus) cream.What is the minimal time it must be on my skin after application to get fully absorbed before I can get me skin wet (shower)?

At least 20-30 min: The active agent is largely absorbed within 20-30 minutes, but it would be better to allow 1-2 hours for full active agent absorption before showering, but when done showering , pat the treated areas dry to avoid exfoliation of cells in the treated areas. Follow that with a moisturizer in treated areas. ...Read more

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How long should someone be on elidel (pimecrolimus)?

How long should someone be on elidel (pimecrolimus)?

Safety tips: It is not known if Elidel (pimecrolimus) cream is safe to use for a long period of time (possible cancer?) do not use Elidel (pimecrolimus) cream continuously for a long time. Use Elidel (pimecrolimus) cream only on areas of your skin that have eczema. Do not use Elidel (pimecrolimus) cream on a child under 2 years old. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: elidel (pimecrolimus)?

What is the definition or description of: elidel (pimecrolimus)?

Elidel (pimecrolimus): Elidel is the trade name for pimecrolimus which is a derivative of the macrolactam ascomycin which is an immunosuppressant. Its mechanism of action appears to involve inhibition of the activation of t cells. It also prevents the release of inflammatory mediators from mast cells. The drug may impair local immunosurveillance. It is second line therapy for atopic dermatitis. ...Read more

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I have nasty eczema. How effective is elidel (pimecrolimus)?

I have nasty eczema. How effective is elidel (pimecrolimus)?

Somewhat: Elidel (pimecrolimus) is an anti-inflammatory cream used to treat eczema. It works best on mild to moderate eczema and when chronic treatment is needed. For moderate to severe eczema, often a more potent topical steroid cream is used to get the rash under control before switching to the safer, but weaker elidel. ...Read more

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Is elidel (pimecrolimus) an effective medication for vitiligo?

Is elidel (pimecrolimus) an effective medication for vitiligo?

YES: Phototherapy, a medical procedure in which your skin is carefully exposed to ultraviolet light. A dermatologist performs this treatment. Medicines applied to the skin, such as: corticosteroid creams or ointments, immunosuppressant creams or ointments, such as pimecrolimus (e), methoxsalen, skin graft, and lastly, several cover-up makeups or skin dyes can mask vitiligo. ...Read more