PIMECROLIMUS Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • strep throat
  • an infection due to a virus
  • outer ear inflammation due to allergy or infection
  • inflammation of the tonsils
  • a common cold
  • the flu
  • bronchitis
  • inflammation of the lining of the stomach and intestines
  • an infection of the skin and the tissue below the skin
  • fever
  • If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • throat irritation
  • a sore throat
  • itching
  • inflammation of a hair follicle
  • skin irritation
  • headache
  • cough
  • diarrhea
  • a reaction at the site of administration
  • INFREQUENT side effects

    If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • a bacterial infection
  • chickenpox
  • a herpes simplex infection
  • an infection on the surface of the eye
  • pneumonia
  • asthma
  • hives
  • trouble breathing
  • cuts or a wound
  • a hypersensitivity reaction to a drug
  • molluscum contagiosum, a type of viral skin infection
  • If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • a bacterial infection of the middle ear
  • inflammation of the tissue lining the sinuses
  • stuffy nose
  • a toothache
  • constipation
  • pain with menstruation
  • a type of bacterial skin infection called impetigo
  • erythema or redness of skin or mucous membrane
  • acne
  • joint pain
  • backache
  • skin nodules
  • nosebleed
  • wheezing
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • loose stools
  • stomach cramps
  • runny nose
  • RARE side effects

    If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • cancer or malignancy
  • If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • skin discoloration
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