Elidel Cream (Pimecrolimus) is a steroid-free prescription medication for many people-including children as young as 2 – who have mild or moderate atopic dermatitis (eczema). It relieves the uncomfortable symptoms of eczema, and soothes the irritations.
Avoid exposure to the sun, sunlamps, or tanning booths while you are using this medicine. Wear protective clothing if you must be outside for a prolonged period. If you plan on becoming pregnant, discuss with your physician the benefits and risks of using this medicine during pregnancy. It is unknown if this medicine is excreted in breast milk. Do not breast-feed while using this medicine.