Patients using Elidel should receive the following information and instructions:
• Patients should use Elidel Cream as directed by the physician. Elidel Cream is for external use on the
skin only. As with any topical medication, patients or caregivers should wash hands after application if hands are
not an area for treatment.
• Patients should minimize or avoid exposure to natural or artificial sunlight (tanning beds or UVA/B
treatment) while using Elidel Cream.
• Patients should not use this medication for any disorder other than that for which it was prescribed.
• Patients should report any signs or symptoms of adverse reactions to their physician.
• Therapy should be discontinued after signs and symptoms of atopic dermatitis have resolved. Treatment
with Elidel should be resumed at the first signs or symptoms of recurrence.
• Use of Elidel may cause reactions at the site of application such as a mild to moderate feeling of warmth
and/or sensation of burning. Patients should see a physician if an application site reaction is severe or persists
for more than 1 week.
• The patient should contact the physician if no improvement in the atopic dermatitis is seen following 6
weeks of treatment, or if at any time the condition worsens.