Eucrisa (crisaborole) is a brand-name prescription medication. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved it to treat atopic dermatitis (eczema) in adults and children ages 3 months and older.
Eucrisa comes as a topical ointment.
There is no generic form of Eucrisa at this time. Eucrisa is available in a brand-name form only.
Eucrisa belongs to a drug class called phosphodiesterase-4 inhibitors.
For information about the dosage of Eucrisa, including its strength and how to use the drug, keep reading. For a comprehensive look at Eucrisa, see this article.
This article describes typical dosages for Eucrisa provided by the drug’s manufacturer. When taking Eucrisa, always follow the dosage instructions prescribed by your doctor.
Your doctor will recommend the best dosage of Eucrisa for you based on your condition. Below are some recommendations for Eucrisa dosage. However, always be sure to apply the dose of Eucrisa that your doctor prescribes.
Eucrisa comes as a topical ointment. It’s not available as a cream.
Eucrisa comes as a 2% ointment. There are 20 milligrams (mg) of drug per gram of ointment.
The following information describes dosages that are commonly prescribed or recommended. However, be sure to use the dosage your doctor prescribes for you. Your doctor will determine the best dosage to fit your needs.
Your doctor will likely recommend that you apply a thin layer to your affected skin twice per day. You should apply Eucrisa only on your skin. It should not be applied to your eyes or be taken by mouth. Eucrisa should also not be applied to the vagina.
Eucrisa is approved for children ages 3 months and older with atopic dermatitis. The recommended pediatric dosage of Eucrisa is the same as the adult dosage. For more information, see “Typical dosages” above.
Eucrisa is meant to be used as a long-term treatment. If you and your doctor determine that Eucrisa is safe and effective for you, you’ll likely use it long term.
Eucrisa is an ointment that should be applied as a thin layer to the area affected by atopic dermatitis twice per day.
Do not apply Eucrisa to your eyes and do not take this medication by mouth. Eucrisa should also not be applied to the vagina.
Talk with your doctor or pharmacist about what to do if you miss a dose of Eucrisa. In some cases, they may recommend applying the medication as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, they may recommend skipping your missed dose and applying your next dose at the scheduled time.
To help make sure that you don’t miss a dose, try using a medication reminder. This can include setting an alarm or using a timer. You could also download a reminder app on your phone.
It’s important that you don’t apply more Eucrisa than your doctor prescribes. For some medications, taking more than the recommended amount may lead to side effects or overdose.
If you apply more than the recommended amount of Eucrisa
Call your doctor right away if you believe you’ve applied too much Eucrisa. Another option is to call the American Association of Poison Control Centers at 800-222-1222 or use its online tool. If you have severe symptoms, immediately call 911 or your local emergency number, or go to the nearest emergency room.
The dosages in this article are typical dosages provided by the drug manufacturer. If your doctor recommends Eucrisa for you, they will prescribe the dosage that’s right for you. Always follow the dosage that your doctor prescribes for you.
As with any drug, never change your dosage of Eucrisa without your doctor’s recommendation. If you have questions about the dosage of Eucrisa that’s right for you, talk with your doctor.
Besides learning about dosage, you may want other information about Eucrisa. These additional articles might be helpful to you:
- More about Eucrisa. For information about other aspects of Eucrisa, refer to this article.
- Drug comparison. To find out how Eucrisa compares with Dupixent, read this article.
- Details about eczema. For details about eczema, see our dermatology and skin care hub as well as this list of related articles.
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