Benefits of using this medication

Crisaborole is classified as phosphodiesterase-4 (PDE-4) inhibitors. It is used by adults and children 2 years of age and older to treat mild-to-moderate eczema (atopic dermatitis).

This medication is believed to work by reducing substances produced by the body that trigger the rash and itchiness caused by eczema.

Your physician may have suggested this medication for conditions other than those listed in this article. If you have not discussed this with your physician or aren’t sure why you are taking this medication, talk to your physician. Do not stop taking this medication without consulting your physician.

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dosage forms of medication

Each gram of white-to-off-white, petrolatum-based ointment contains 20 mg of crisaborole. Nonmedicinal ingredients: white petrolatum, propylene glycol, mono- and di-glycerides, paraffin, butylated hydroxytoluene, and edetate calcium disodium.

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dose of medication

Apply a thin layer of crisaborole to the affected areas of the skin, 2 times a day. After applying the ointment to the affected area, wash your hands to prevent spreading the medication to other areas. Do not apply this medication to the eyes, mouth, or vagina.

Many things can affect the dose of medication that a person needs, such as body weight, other medical conditions, and other medications. If your physician has recommended a dose different from the ones listed here, don’t change the way that you are taking the medication without consulting your physician.

in case of missed dose, apply the ointment as soon as possible and continue with your regular schedule. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not apply a double dose to make up for a missed one. If you aren’t sure what to do after missing a dose, contact your physician or pharmacist for advice.

Store this medication at room temperature, protect it from light and moisture, and keep it out of the reach of children.

Do not dispose of medications in wastewater (e.g. down the sink or in the toilet) or in household garbage. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medications that are no longer needed or have expired.

Contraindications to the use of the medication

Do not use this medication if you are allergic to crisaborole or any ingredients of the medication.

side effects of the medication

Many medications can cause side effects. A side effect is an unwanted response to a medication when it is taken in normal doses. Side effects can be mild or severe, temporary or permanent.

The side effects listed below aren’t experienced by everyone who takes this medication. If you are concerned about side effects, discuss the risks and benefits of this medication with your physician.

These symptoms may occur in some patients and in this case, you should refer to your consultant. But the majority of the patients don’t suffer from any side effects, so do not stop using the medicine because of fear of in listed side effect . , .

Contact your physician if you experience these side effects and intolerable. Your pharmacist may be able to advise you on managing side effects.

  • irritation, burning or stinging at the site of application

Stop using the medication and seek immediate medical attention if any of the following occur:

  • severe allergic reaction (e.g., hives, itching, swelling and redness)

Some people may experience side effects other than those listed. Check with your physician if you notice any symptom that worries you while you are taking this medication.

precautions of the medication

Before you start using a medication, be sure to inform your physician of any medical conditions or allergies you may have, any medications you are taking, whether you are pregnant or breast-feeding, and any other significant facts about your health. These factors may affect how you should use this medication.

Pregnancy: This medication should not be used during pregnancy unless the benefits outweigh the risks. If you become pregnant while taking this medication, contact your physician immediately.

Breast-feeding: It isn’t known if crisaborole passes into breast milk. If you are a breast-feeding mother and are taking this medication, it may affect your baby. Talk to your physician about whether you should continue breast-feeding.

Children: The safety and effectiveness of using this medication have not been established for children less than 2 years of age.

Drug-Drug interaction of the medication

There may be an interaction between crisaborole and any of the following:

  • riociguat

If you are taking any of these medications, talk to your physician or pharmacist. Depending on your specific circumstances, your physician may want you to:

  • stop taking one of the medications,
  • change one of the medications to another,
  • change how you are taking one or both of the medications, or
  • leave everything as is.

An interaction between two medications doesn’t always mean that you must stop taking one of them. talk to your physician about how any drug interactions are being managed or should be managed.

Medications other than those listed above may interact with this medication. Tell your physician or prescriber about all prescription, over-the-counter (non-prescription), and herbal medications you are taking. Also tell them about any supplements you take. Since caffeine, alcohol, the nicotine from cigarettes, or street drugs can affect the action of many medications, you should let your prescriber know if you use them.

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