Generic Name: crisaborole topical (KRIS a BOR ole TOP i kal)
Brand Name: Eucrisa
Medically reviewed: January 30, 2017
What is crisaborole topical?
Crisaborole topical (for use on the skin) is used to treat mild to moderate eczema in adults and children who are at least 2 years old.
Crisaborole topical may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Follow all directions on your medicine label and package. Tell each of your healthcare providers about all your medical conditions, allergies, and all medicines you use.
Before taking this medicine
You should not use crisaborole topical if you are allergic to it.
It is not known whether this medicine will harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.
It is not known whether crisaborole topical passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
Crisaborole topical is not approved for use by anyone younger than 2 years old.
How should I use crisaborole topical?
Follow all directions on your prescription label. Do not use this medicine in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.
Do not take by mouth. Topical medicine is for use only on the skin. Do not use this medicine on open wounds or on sunburned, windburned, dry, chapped, or irritated skin. If this medicine gets in your eyes, mouth, or vagina, rinse with water.
Apply a thin layer to the affected skin.
Wash your hands after applying this medicine, unless you are using it to treat eczema on your hands.
Crisaborole topical is usually applied twice daily. Follow your doctor's dosing instructions.
Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Keep the tube tightly closed when not in use.
What happens if I miss a dose?
Apply the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose?
An overdose of crisaborole topical is not expected to be dangerous. Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222 if anyone has accidentally swallowed the medication.
What should I avoid while using crisaborole topical?
Follow your doctor's instructions about any restrictions on food, beverages, or activity.
Crisaborole topical side effects
Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives, itching, skin redness or swelling; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Stop using this medicine and call your doctor at once if you have:
severe itching, redness, or swelling of the skin where the medicine was applied.
Common side effects may include:
pain, burning, or stinging where the medicine was applied.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
See also: Side effects (in more detail)
What other drugs will affect crisaborole topical?
It is not likely that other drugs you take orally or inject will have an effect on topically applied crisaborole. But many drugs can interact with each other. Tell each of your health care providers about all medicines you use, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.
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