Topical Calcineurin Inhibitors for Atopic Dermatitis
What To Think About
There is not adequate information on the use of calcineurin inhibitors in pregnant or breast-feeding women. Talk to your doctor if you are breast-feeding, pregnant, or planning to become pregnant.
Calcineurin inhibitors make your skin more sensitive to light. After using calcineurin inhibitors, avoid sunlight and sunlamps and treatment with ultraviolet light. If you need to be outside after using calcineurin inhibitors, wear loose-fitting clothing that protects the treated skin from the sun.
Unlike topical corticosteroid medicine, topical calcineurin inhibitors do not thin the skin.
Calcineurin inhibitors are typically used in combination with preventive measures, such as moisturizing your skin and avoiding skin irritants.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: April 17, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Reference Amy McMichael, MD - Dermatology