By Gary M. White, MD

Note: This is a summary only. Please consult the latest information when prescribing.

Elidel is pimecrolimus 1% cream


Black Box Warning



Pregnancy Category C

Other Information Not From the Package Insert


Age Restriction?

Based on the current review of the literature and their clinical experience, a large group of experts in pediatric dermatology concluded that pimecrolimus cream and tacrolimus ointment are safe and effective for the treatment of infants at least 3 months of age with AD [Pimecrolimus in atopic dermatitis: Consensus on safety and the need to allow use in infants. Pediatr Allergy Immunol. 2015 Jun; 26(4): 306–315].


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