Topical calcineurin inhibitor is used to treat eczema (atopic dermatitis) by acting on the skin immune system to reduce inflammation, redness and itching of the skin.
Some examples of topical calcineurin inhibitor include Pimecrolimus and Tacrolimus.
This medicine is also used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Certain side effects of topical calcineurin inhibitor are common and may even disappear during treatment. If any of the following side effects do not go away or are severe, consult your doctor.
The most common side effects at the site of application are warm sensation (sometimes burning), stinging or itching of the skin. This is usually mild to moderate and most common during the first few days of treatment. It usually lessens as your skin heals.
Other side effects include:
Inform your healthcare professional if:
5. Wash your hands after applying the medication
If you forgot to apply a dose of this medication, apply it as soon as you remember. Skip the dose if it is almost time for the next dose. Apply your next dose at the usual time. Do not apply two doses to make up for the missed dose.
Pack this medication into a black trash bag and seal it tightly before throwing into the rubbish chute or bin.
The symptoms of a drug allergy include one or more of the following:
If you experience any of these symptoms, you should stop your medication and see your healthcare professional immediately.
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