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Composition : PIMECROLIMUS-1% W/W
Dose Form : CREAM
Description : PICON 10GM CREAM
Route Of Administration : TOPICAL
Pack : 1

Drug Ingredient Information



Information for patients
Drug Information It contains a medicine called pimecrolimus. It does not contain any steroids. Pimecrolimus specifically treats an inflammation of the skin called atopic dermatitis (eczema). It works in the cells in the skin that cause the inflammation and characteristic redness and itching of eczema.The is used to treat signs and symptoms of mild or moderate eczema (e.g. redness and itch) in children (aged 2 years and above), teenagers and adults. When used to treat early signs and symptoms it can prevent progression to severe flare-ups. Pimecrolimus is for use only after other prescription medicines or emollients have not worked for you or if your doctor recommends that other prescription medicines should not be used.
Drug Alert
Alert •If you are allergic (hypersensitive) to pimecrolimus or any of the other ingredients of Pimecrolimus.
Before Consuming the Medicine
Avoid Drug •If you are allergic (hypersensitive) to pimecrolimus or any of the other ingredients of Pimecrolimus.
Drug Special Care Pimecrolimus is not approved for children younger than 2 years of age. Therefore it should not be used in this age group. Please consult your doctor. Pimecrolimus is only to be used for atopic dermatitis. Do not use for other skin conditions. Pimecrolimus is for external use only. Do not use it in your nose, eyes or mouth. If accidentally applied to these areas, the should be thoroughly wiped off and/or rinsed with water. You should take care not to swallow it, or to accidentally transfer it into your mouth when, for example, it is applied to the hands. Do not apply the to areas of the skin affected by active viral infection such as cold sores (herpes simplex) or chicken pox. If your skin is infected, check with your doctor before using Pimecrolimus. Your doctor may ask you to use an appropriate medicine to treat the infection. When the infection at treatment sites is cleared, treatment with Pimecrolimus can be started. If your skin becomes infected during treatment with Pimecrolimus, you should inform your doctor. Your doctor may ask you to stop using Pimecrolimus until the infection has been adequately controlled. Pimecrolimus may be associated with an increased risk of a severe herpes simplex skin infection (eczema herpeticum). Therefore if you develop painful sores anywhere on your body, tell your doctor immediately. You should stop using Pimecrolimus until the infection has cleared. Pimecrolimus may cause reactions at the application site such as a feeling of warmth and/or a burning sensation. These reactions are usually mild and last only for a short time. Tell your doctor immediately if you have a severe reaction to Pimecrolimus. If you are using Pimecrolimus, do not cover the treated skin with bandages, dressings or wraps. However, you can still wear normal clothing. Avoid excessive exposure to sunlight, sun lamps and tanning beds during treatment with Pimecrolimus. If you are outdoors after applying Pimecrolimus, wear loose fitting clothing, use appropriate sunscreen products and minimise the amount of time you spend in the sun. If you have erythroderma (redness of almost the entire body) or a skin condition called Netherton’s syndrome, speak to your doctor before you start using Pimecrolimus .Also speak to your doctor before using Pimecrolimus if you have any skin malignancies (tumours) or if you have a weakened immune system (immuno-compromised) whatever the cause. If your lymph nodes become swollen during treatment with Pimecrolimus , tell your doctor
Drug Drug Interactions Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription. If you have extensive eczema, you may need to be stop using Pimecrolimus before having any vaccinations. Your doctor will be able to tell you if this is necessary. Pimecrolimus should not be used at the same time as ultraviolet light treatments (such as UVA, PUVA, UVB) or systemic immunosuppressive medicines (such as azathioprine or cyclosporin). Interactions with other medicines that you take are unlikely to occur.
Drug Pregnancy Interaction Tell your doctor before starting treatment with Pimecrolimus if you are pregnant or think that you may be pregnant. You should not use Pimecrolimus if you are pregnant.
Drug Breast feeding Interaction Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding before using Pimecrolimus or any other medicines. It is not known whether the active substance in Pimecrolimus passes into the milk after application to the skin. Do not apply Pimecrolimus to the breasts if breast-feeding.
Drug Machinery Interaction Pimecrolimus has no known effect on the ability to drive or use machines.
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How to take the Medicine
Consumption Info
Drug quanitty The should be applied twice daily, for instance once in the morning and once in the evening. You can use moisturisers (emollients) with Pimecrolimus. If you use moisturisers, they should be applied immediately after Pimecrolimus. Do not bath, shower or swim right after applying Pimecrolimus. This could wash off the . How long to apply Pimecrolimus Long term treatment should be intermittent and not continuous. Stop Pimecrolimus as soon as signs of eczema have disappeared. Continue using the for as long as your doctor advises. Stop the treatment and consult your doctor if no improvement occurs after 6 weeks or if your eczema gets worse. In the long-term treatment of eczema, begin using Pimecrolimus as soon as you notice signs and symptoms (redness and itch). This helps to prevent progression to severe flare-ups.
Drug Dose •Wash and dry your hands. •Open the tube (the first time you use the tube you will need to break the seal using the spike in the top of the cap). •Squeeze the onto your finger. •Apply a thin layer of Pimecrolimus and completely cover the affected skin. •Apply only on areas affected with eczema •Rub in gently and fully. •Replace the cap on the tube.
Excess Drug Consumption If you or someone else accidentally swallows Pimecrolimus, tell your doctor immediately. If you apply more to your skin than you needed to, just wipe it off.
Forgot Drug Consumption If you forget an application of the , apply it as soon as possible and then continue your normal dosing routine. However, if it almost time for your next application, skip the missed dose and continue your normal dosing routine. Do not apply extra to make up for a missed dose
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Possible Side Effects
General Information •A feeling of warmth and/or burning at the application site.
Common Drug Side Effects •Irritation, itching and reddening of the skin where the has been applied. •Skin infections (such as folliculitis).
Rare Drug Side Effects •Flushing, rash, burning, itching or swelling shortly after drinking alcohol. •Changes in the skin color (becomes darker or lighter than the surrounding skin).Rarely, cases of cancer, including cancer of the lymph glands or skin, have been reported in patients using Pimecrolimus. However, a link to the treatment with Pimecrolimus has not been confirmed or refuted on the available evidence so far. •Allergic reactions which could cause swelling and pain, skin rashes or hives.
Very Rare Drug Side Effects •Skin infections such as impetigo (a bacterial skin infection), cold sores (herpes simplex), shingles (herpes zoster), herpes simplex dermatitis (eczema herpeticum), molluscum contagiosum (a viral skin infection), warts and furuncles (boils). •Application site reactions such as rash, pain, prickling sensation, slight scaling of the skin, dryness, swelling and worsening of eczema symptoms. •Severe allergic reactions. Symptoms can include sudden wheezing, chest pain or tightening, and swelling of eyelids, face or lips.
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How to Store the Medicine
How to Store the Medicine Keep out of the reach and sight of children. Do not store above 25°C. Do not freeze. Store in the original package. Keep the tube tightly closed. Do not use after the expiry date shown on the carton and tube. Once opened, the tube should be used within 12 months. You may find it helpful to write the date you opened the tube in the space provided on the carton.

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