You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to using pimecrolimus if you have:
- A history of, or currently have, lymphoma (cancer of the lymph nodes), skin cancer, or any other type of cancer
- A rare genetic skin condition called Netherton's syndrome
- Any infection on your skin, including chickenpox or herpes
- A weakened immune system due to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS), or any other cause
- Any allergies, including to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Elidel and Pregnancy)
- Breastfeeding (see Elidel and Breastfeeding).
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all of the medicines you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Precautions and Warnings With Pimecrolimus to learn more, including information on who should not use the drug.)
There is only one standard dose of this medication, regardless of your age. As is always the case, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
(Click Pimecrolimus Dosage for more information.)
Pimecrolimus may react with a few other medicines (see Drug Interactions With Pimecrolimus).