What is Pimecrolimus?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Elidel

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pimecrolimus, a topical immunosuppressant agent. It is used for short-term and intermittent long-term treatment of mild to moderate atopic dermatitis in patients not responsive to conventional therapy or when conventional therapy is not appropriate.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Eczema 7 1
Psoriasis 2 1
Atopic dermatitis 1 0
Butterfly (malar) rash 1 1
Central centrifugal cicatricial alopecia (CCCA) 1 1
Discoid lupus erythematosus 1 1

Show all 9 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 5

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Pimecrolimus

Side effect Patients

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Pimecrolimus

Dosage Patients
1 g daily 2
1% as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Pimecrolimus

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 1
Doctor's advice 1
Side effects too severe 1
See all 2 patients who've stopped taking Pimecrolimus

Duration

Currently taking Pimecrolimus

Duration Patients
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 2

Stopped taking Pimecrolimus

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
5 - 10 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 3
Usually 2
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 5
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 1
< $25 3
Not specified 1

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Pimecrolimus after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Fluocinolone topical (fluocinolone oil) 1
Hydrocortisone topical (Cortizone-10) 1
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