Elidel (pimecrolimus) is a topical medication that is used to treat mild to moderate atopic dermatitis (a type of eczema) in adults and children who are at least 12 months old. It works by suppressing the immune system’s response, which can help to reduce inflammation and itching in the skin.

Elidel is typically applied once or twice daily to the affected area, depending on the individual’s medical condition and the severity of their symptoms. It’s important to follow the dosage instructions provided by a healthcare professional and to avoid getting the medication in the eyes or mouth.

Common side effects of Elidel include redness, itching, and burning at the application site. It’s important to use Elidel only as directed and to talk to a healthcare professional if you experience any serious side effects.

Elidel can have potential interactions with other medications, so it’s important to tell your healthcare professional about all medications you are taking before using Elidel. It’s also important to avoid using Elidel on sun-exposed skin or on areas of skin that are irritated or broken