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Elidel Overdose

Using too much Elidel (pimecrolimus) can have various effects, depending on how much was used and if it was taken by mouth. Although it is not expected to cause extremely serious problems, an Elidel overdose could increase the risk of side effects. Treatment will likely include supportive care to treat any symptoms that occur.

Can You Use Too Much Elidel?

Elidel® (pimecrolimus) is a prescription medication approved to treat symptoms of atopic dermatitis (eczema) in people who have not responded to other medications or who cannot use other treatments.
An overdose of Elidel is not expected to be extremely dangerous. However, the specific effects can vary, depending on a number of factors, including the Elidel dosage and whether it was applied to the skin or taken by mouth.

Effects of an Overdose

At this time, no information is available about the possible effects of an overdose with Elidel. If too much is applied to the skin, it is possible that skin irritation (such as redness, stinging, burning, and itching) could occur. In addition, the use of too much Elidel on the skin could cause a high amount of the medicine to be absorbed into the body, potentially increasing the risk for Elidel side effects.
It is unknown what to expect if this cream is taken by mouth. If you accidentally or intentionally swallow Elidel cream, you should contact your healthcare provider.

Treatment for an Elidel Overdose

The treatment for an overdose of Elidel may vary. In most cases, no treatment will be necessary. If treatment is needed, it will most likely involve supportive care, which consists of relieving the symptoms that occur as a result of the overdose.
It is important that you seek medical attention immediately if you believe that you or someone else may have used too much of this medication.

Elidel Medication Information

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