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Pimecrolimus

Popular Brands: : Elidel, Pimecrolimus
Official FDA Reports9,210
Social Media Events27
Total Posts196
Avg. Review Score3.35/ 5
Active Ingredients
  • Pimecrolimus
Approved Uses *

* Extracted from Drug Label

Brands and Other Names
Manufacturers
  • Valeant International Bermuda

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* Extracted from FDA Adverse Event Report

Explanation

The quarterly trend chart illustrates changing levels of adverse events over time. Results from both the FDA Adverse Event Database (FAERS) and adverse events extracted from social media by Druginformer are plotted side-by-side for easy comparison.


The proportion of people completing user reviews who complained about a side effect.

The proportion of social media adverse event complaints for each adverse event type.

The proportion of FAERS (FDA) adverse event complaints for each adverse event type.


Pimecrolimus Side Effects

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FAERS
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Side Effect On Drug
Label
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Alarm
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Alarm

* DrugInformer calculates alarm using a proprietary algorithm. Alarm should not be taken as an ofiicial signal from the FDA or other regulatory entity.


User Voices

The following are comments from users that experienced side effects while taking Pimecrolimus

Erythema

Side Effects: redness , tingling, headache, skin lesions and cold sores developing in the place of application

No benefits, only very bad side effects (see below) Once I applied...


Source: Elidel (Pimecrolimus)

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Did the author experience erythema while taking elidel?

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Headache

Side Effects: redness, tingling, headache , skin lesions and cold sores developing in the place of application

No benefits, only very bad side effects (see below) Once I applied...


Source: Elidel (Pimecrolimus)

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Hepatitis

Side Effects: redness, tingling, headache, skin lesions and cold sores developing in the place of application

No benefits, only very bad side effects (see below) Once I applied...


Source: Elidel (Pimecrolimus)

View full report on Pimecrolimus related hepatitis

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Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in drugs.com on May 3, 2013 @ 12:00 am

Within twenty four hours of using this cream, I saw significant improvement in my symptoms! Wonder cream, YES!

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in drugs.com on January 16, 2013 @ 12:00 am

Used for eyelid eczema twice daily for 8 years.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in drugs.com on November 20, 2012 @ 12:00 am

I've suffered from eczema since childhood and Elidel completely eradicated the severe eczema lesions behind my knees. While I still have a few spots that pop up during the winter, Elidel keeps it con...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on July 3, 2012 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: I was prescribed this medication for perioral dermatitis (POD). It is the only treatment so far that has helped my symptoms. After 1 week of applying a thin layer to the effe...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Cubby in fdb.rxlist.com on June 25, 2012 @ 12:00 am

I was prescribed this medication for perioral dermatitis (POD). It is the only treatment so far that has helped my symptoms. After 1 week of applying a thin layer to the effected area of my face, nos...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in drugs.com on May 28, 2012 @ 12:00 am

My sister had eczema and when she used it everything went. Simple!

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in drugs.com on March 3, 2012 @ 12:00 am

I use it for psoriasis and it works well on thinner skin...not so much on hands or elbows.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Burning sensation

Posted By Anonymous in drugs.com on January 21, 2012 @ 12:00 am

I have found that this medicine does clear up my eczema temporarily. However, I find that I have a lot of burning sensations around my face- specifically my eyes feel very very warm when I'm using it....

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Feeling hot, Burning sensation

Posted By Anonymous in drugs.com on January 21, 2012 @ 12:00 am

... I have found that this medicine does clear up my eczema temporarily. However, I find that I have a lot of burning sensations around my face- specifically my eyes feel very very warm when I'm using it....

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in drugs.com on July 18, 2011 @ 12:00 am

Pimecrolimus seems to work but I have to use it twice a day which is okay. It burned for about the first 2 weeks (I have atopic dermatitis on my eyelids), but it does not burn any more.


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