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Pimecrolimus Side Effects and Warnings

Written by FoundHealth.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

• If you have a skin disease called Netherton's syndrome, talk with healthcare provider.

• If you have a weakened immune system, talk with healthcare provider.

• The risk of cancer is higher after using this medicine.

• Do not put coverings (bandages, dressings, make-up) over the area unless told to do so by healthcare provider.

• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.

• Avoid grapefruit and grapefruit juice.

• You can get sunburned more easily. Avoid sun, sunlamps, and tanning beds. Use sunscreen; wear protective clothing and eyewear.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are breast-feeding.

What are some possible side effects of this medicine?

• Short-term discomfort after use. Usually improves within 5 days.

• Flu-like symptoms. These include headache, weakness, fever, shakes, aches, pains, and sweating. Mild pain medicine may help.

• Risk of infection. Avoid people with infections, colds, or flu.

• Headache.

• Cough.

• Runny nose.

• Mouth irritation. Frequent mouth care with a soft toothbrush or cotton swabs and rinsing mouth may help.

Reasons to call healthcare provider immediately

• If you suspect an overdose, call your local poison control center or emergency department immediately.

• Signs of a life-threatening reaction. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue skin color; fits; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat.

• Swollen gland.

• Appearance of warts.

• Severe skin irritation.

• Any rash.

• No improvement in condition or feeling worse.

 
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