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Is Elidel (pimecrolimus) affective in treating rosacea or will it make it worse?

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In brief: It may help

Elidel (pimecrolimus) is a non-steroidal topical medicine that can help treat inflammation.
Many patients with rosacea will need a topical steroid at times for flare-ups. However, Elidel (pimecrolimus) is a little more expensive than common, and certainly appropriate, topical steroids. You may want to discuss this with your doctor.

In brief: It may help

Elidel (pimecrolimus) is a non-steroidal topical medicine that can help treat inflammation.
Many patients with rosacea will need a topical steroid at times for flare-ups. However, Elidel (pimecrolimus) is a little more expensive than common, and certainly appropriate, topical steroids. You may want to discuss this with your doctor.
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