How effective is topical pimecrolimus for treating eczema?
None of the trials reported on key adverse effects, such as thinning of the skin. The therapeutic role of topical pimecrolimus is uncertain due to the absence of key comparisons with mild corticosteroids.
Pimecrolimus was developed as an alternative to topical corticosteroids for treating eczema but it’s efficacy and safety compared with existing treatments remain unclear. It is much more expensive than corticosteroids.