Crisaborole topical ointment

October 30, 2017

Crisaborole topical ointment

What is this medicine?

CRISABOROLE (Kris a BO role) is used topically to treat atopic dermatitis.

How should I use this medicine?

This medicine is for external use only. Do not take by mouth. Follow the direction on the prescription label. Wash your hands before and after use. Apply a thin film to the affected areas twice a day, or as often as directed by your doctor or health care professional. Rub the ointment in thoroughly. Do not use your medicine more often than directed.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed. While this drug may be prescribed children as young as 2 years of age for selected conditions, precautions do apply.

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:

  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • hives

  • stinging or burning

What may interact with this medicine?

Interactions are not expected. Do not use any other skin products on the affected area without asking your doctor or health care professional.

What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, use only that dose. Do not use double or extra doses.

Where should I keep my medicine?

Keep out of the reach of children.

Store at room temperature between 20 and 25 degrees C (68 and 77 degrees F). Keep this medicine in the original container. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:

  • an unusual or allergic reaction to crisaborole, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives

  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant

  • breast-feeding

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Do not get this medicine in your eyes. If you do, rinse out with plenty of cool tap water.

Tell your doctor or health care professional if your symptoms do not start to get better or if they get worse.

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October 30, 2017