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Topical Calcineurin Inhibitors

Drug Class: Commonly Known As: Category:
Calcineurin inhibitor Elidel, Protopic Adult, Children

Topical Calcineurin Inhibitors - What is it for

​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.

Topical Calcineurin Inhibitors - Additional Information

​The symptoms of a drug allergy include one or more of the following:

  • Swollen face/eyes/lips/tongue
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Itchy skin rashes over your whole body

If you experience any of these symptoms, you should stop your medication and see your healthcare professional immediately.

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