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Generic name: Crisaborole topical [KRIS-a-BOR-ole-TOP-i-kal]
Drug class: topical agents

What is Eucrisa?

Eucrisa, a nonsteroidal medication, blocks a substance that causes eczema symptoms (atopic dermatitis) by triggering inflammation.Eucrisa is used for the treatment of mild-to-moderate eczema in adults and children older than 3 months.Eucrisa ointment can be used in other ways not mentioned in this guide.

Side effects of Eucrisa

If you experience any of the following symptoms of an allergy to Eucrisa, seek immediate medical attention: hives or itchiness; redness of skin or swelling; difficulty breathing; swelling of your lips, face, tongue, or throat.

If you experience:

  • The skin may become swollen, itchy, or red where the medication was applied.

Eucrisa may cause the following side effects:

  • Pain, burning, or stinging may occur where the medicine has been applied.

There may be other side effects. For medical advice on side effects, call your doctor.Reaching out to the FDA is easy - call them on their toll free number 1-800-FDA-1088 in order to report side effects.


Please read all the instructions on the label or package of your medication. Inform your healthcare provider about your medical conditions, your allergies, and the medicines you are using.

Similar/related drugs

Prednisone, Dupixent, Temovate, Lidex, Clobex, and Olux

Before you take this drug

If you have an allergy to crisaborole, do not use Eucrisa.This medicine is not known to harm an unborn child.Inform your doctor immediately if you are pregnant or planning on becoming pregnant.Eucrisa may cause problems if you are breastfeeding. You should consult your doctor if you are concerned about any risks.Eucrisa should not be used by infants younger than 3 months.

How to take Eucrisa?

Eucrisa is to be applied as instructed by your healthcare provider. Please follow all the instructions on the prescription label. Use this medication only as directed.Do not exceed the recommended dosage or use it for longer than intended.Do not get this medication in your mouth, eyes, or vagina.If this medicine accidentally gets into your eyes or mouth, rinse with water.Do not share this medicine with anyone, even if you both have the same symptoms.Apply a thin film of petroleum jelly directly over the affected skin area.After applying the medicine, wash your hands, unless it is to treat eczema.Eucrisa is typically applied twice a day. Dosage instructions from your doctor are important. Please read and follow all instructions for use that come with your medication.If you do not understand the instructions, seek guidance from either your physician or pharmacist.Store away from moisture or heat at room temperature. When not in use, keep the tube tightly sealed.

Details on dosage

Usual Adult Dose for Atopic Dermatitis:

Apply a thin coat to the area(s), twice daily.
Use: Topical treatment for mild to moderate atopic skin conditions

The usual pediatric dose for atopic dermatitis:

Two years and older: Apply a thin coat to the affected areas twice daily.

Use: Topical treatment for mild to moderate atopic skin conditions

What happens if I miss the dose?

As soon as you recall, apply the missed dose. If it's almost time to take your next dose, skip the missed dose. Don't use extra medicine to compensate for a missed dose.

What happens if I overdose?

Eucrisa overdose is unlikely to be harmful. If anyone accidentally swallows the medication, seek emergency medical care or call Poison Help at 1-800-222-1222.

What should be avoided?

If your doctor prescribes any restrictions regarding food, beverage, lifestyle, or activity, follow their instructions.

Interaction with other drug

Eucrisa, used topically on your skin, will not be affected by any other medications you take. Many drugs, however, can interact. Inform your healthcare providers of all the medicines you take, including vitamins, herbal products, prescriptions, over-the-counter medications, and other drugs.