Novartis Complaint - Stay away from Elidel
I have rosacea and got an outbreak this weekend on my forehead and my left cheek. After I treated it with Elidel, per my dermatologist, I got a huge rash running from the left side of my nose across the top of my left cheek to a point right below the left end of my left eye. It looks quite bad, like a noticeable scar. I have to go to work with this now, and I must say I got quite poor treatment and nasty looks from people I encountered on the way (so bad that, in fact, I am contemplating suicide - I'm not kidding). It is quite upsetting to have people hate me for having a skin condition, a rash, something I didn't choose and nothing over which I had any fault. I owe this all to f--ing Novartis, who by the way doesn't even have any way to reach them other than calling Switzerland. I am going to do all I can to have Novartis held responsible, including - but not limited to - reporting them to the FDA to try to get Elidel banned so they can't hurt anyone with it anymore. In the mean time, unless you all also want to get disfiguring rashes on your face, please do not use Elidel. Thank you.