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Brand name: Elidel

Elidel is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) pimecrolimus. On this page you will find out more about Elidel, including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)

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Active ingredient in this medicine: pimecrolimus

Information for medicine and pack size:
Elidel 1% cream, 15 g

Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:

This leaflet may also be found inside the medicine package. It contains information on side effects, age restrictions and other useful data.

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What this medicine is for

Elidel 1% cream is indicated for patients 3 months of age and older with atopic dermatitis (eczema) for: short term treatment of signs and symptoms; intermittent long-term treatment of emerging and resolving lesions in atopic dermatitis where the use of a topical corticosteroid is not yet warranted, no longer needed, or is inadvisable (according to the usage restrictions in the respective topical corticosteroid Product Information).

Table of characteristics
Table of characteristics
Active ingredient
Visual appearance White cream
Dosage Form Cream
Route of administration Topical
Medicine schedule
100g tube: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
15g tube: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
30g tube: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
5g tube (sample): Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy

There is one type of pack available.

Pack type 1
Pack type 1
Type Tube
Storage temperature Store below 25 degrees Celsius
Storage conditions See Product information for shelf life
Life time 2 Years
This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on 1 November 2017

The PBS provides a list of government subsidised medicines available to be dispensed to patients. Further information can be found on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.

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Is this medication banned in sport?

Check if you can use your medicine whilst playing sport. Search the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) database that provides information about the prohibited status of specific medications and/or the active ingredient based on the current World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Prohibited List.

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