Elidel® (Pimecrolimus) - Detailing from Skin Therapy Letter


Elidel® (Pimecrolimus)







  • Cost of this drug is high on a per gram basis.
  • Cost effectiveness is seen if effective clinical response is realized and the purpose of staying “flare-free” is achieved
  • Data indicate that the average patient treats for an average of 45 days over the course of a year and uses 72 g/ year
Moderately Potent Potent Non-steroidal Non-steroidal
Eumovate Clobetasone butyrate (2x daily) Elocom Mometasone furoate (1x daily) Elidel Pimecrolimus (2x daily) Protopic Tacrolimus (2x daily)
$21.56 $14 $56.84 $83.07

Treatment for 14 days. Cost is for 1 gram per treatment.