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Eucrisa is a prescription ointment used topically to treat mild-to-moderate eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis, in adults and children who are at least 3 months of age. The active ingredient in Eucrisa is crisaborole, which helps to reduce inflammation and itching of the skin associated with eczema. Eucrisa is a newer treatment for eczema that offers an alternative to using corticosteroids to manage symptoms.
Eucrisa can be indicated for use in patients who have mild-to-moderate eczema and is not recommended for use in patients who have severe eczema or widespread skin involvement. It reduces swelling, redness, and itching on the skin.
Uses and Dosage
Eucrisa ointment should only be applied on the skin, and you should avoid getting it in the eyes, mouth, or vagina. If this occurs, rinse the affected area with plenty of water. Before applying the medication, wash and dry your hands, then clean and dry the affected area. Gently apply a thin film of the medication to the affected area as directed by your doctor, usually 2 times daily.
After applying, wash and dry your hands, unless you are using medication to treat your hands. Use the medication at the same time each day to get the most benefit from it. If your condition persists or gets worse, inform your healthcare provider.
Common Side Effects of Eucrisa Ointment (Crisaborole):
- Mild burning in the affected area
- Mild stinging sensation
Serious Side Effects of Eucrisa Ointment (Crisaborole):
- Eye pain
- Irregular heartbeat
- Severe headache
- Shortness of breath
- Skin blisters
- Skin discoloration
- Thinning of the skin
- Vision changes
Form and Strength
Eucrisa Ointment (Crisaborole) is available in the following forms and strength:
Eucrisa Ointment: Ointment
- 2 %
- Eucrisa is for topical use only and should not be used in the eyes, mouth, or vagina.
- It is important to wash and dry your hands before and after applying Eucrisa.
- Common side effects include burning, stinging, or itching at the application site. If you experience severe side effects or an allergic reaction, contact your healthcare provider immediately.
- Eucrisa is not recommended for use in patients with severe eczema or widespread skin involvement.
- Eucrisa is a newer treatment for eczema, so its long-term safety and effectiveness have not yet been fully established.
- Talk to your healthcare provider before using Eucrisa, especially if you have any medical conditions or are taking other medications.
- Remember to always follow the instructions provided by your healthcare provider and the medication label when using Eucrisa or any other medication.
- Eucrisa is not recommended for use in pregnant or breastfeeding women, as its safety during pregnancy and lactation is not known.
- If the condition does not improve or worsens after using Eucrisa, contact your healthcare provider.
- Inform your healthcare provider of all medications, supplements, and herbal products you are taking before using Eucrisa.
- Avoid using Eucrisa on open wounds or damaged skin. Remember to always consult with your healthcare provider before using Eucrisa and inform them of any medical conditions or medications you are taking to avoid any potential interactions or complications.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
How quickly does Eucrisa (crisaborole) work to clear eczema?
Some people saw improvements in their skin in one week, but most people didn't see clear to almost clear skin until after 4 weeks of using Eucrisa (crisaborole).
How much Eucrisa (crisaborole) should I apply to my skin?
You only need to apply a thin layer of Eucrisa (crisaborole) to your skin twice daily. Using too much medication can lead to more side effects, such as burning or stinging.
Can Eucrisa be used on other parts of the body besides the affected area?
No, Eucrisa is only for use on the affected area of the skin.
Does Eucrisa cause cancer?
No, Eucrisa is not known to cause cancer.
How often should I use Eucrisa?
Eucrisa should be used twice daily, or as directed by your healthcare provider.
It's important to purchase Eucrisa Ointment from verified Canadian pharmacy.