Used for: Eczema
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What is Staquis?

Staquis is a brand medication that contains Crisaborole, which belongs to a class of phosphodiesterase 4 inhibitors. It works by inhibiting the signalling pathway that contributes to the progression of atopic dermatitis. It is therefore used in the treatment of eczema.

How to use it?

Staquis is available as ointment. Apply a thin layer to the affected area and gently massage into the area. Clean your hands before and after each application.


For eczema, apply a thin layer to the affected area twice a day, in the morning and evening.

What are the side effects of Staquis?

Common side effects of Staquis include skin sensitivity, burning and stinging.

Who should not take Staquis?

  • Anyone who is allergic to any component of Staquis.

Pharmacist Tips:

  • Apply only in one direction on hairy skin to avoid causing skin irritation or inflammation.
  • Clean your hands before and after each application.
  • Do not swim, shower or wash off for at least 4 hours after each application.

Common dosing schedule:
Apply twice daily in the morning and evening, usually after cleansing your skin.

This schedule is for reference only, adjustments may be made according to individual needs. 

Some common medications Staquis may interact with:
Staquis has no known significant interactions with common medications.

Where to buy Staquis in Hong Kong?

In Hong Kong, Staquis is a prescription only medicine, and requires a prescription from a doctor to be purchased in a pharmacy. It can also be obtained from doctors. To find a pharmacy near you, refer to the list of pharmacies (“Authorized Sellers of Poisons”) from the Hong Kong Department of Health.

For more information about drug names and ingredients, you can visit Hong Kong’s Drug Office at

Need more information?

For detailed information about the use of Staquis in children, pregnancy and breastfeeding, and for questions about drug interactions, please check with your pharmacist or doctor.

Disclaimer: our goal is to provide you with the most relevant drug information and common dosage for Hong Kong. This information does not constitute medical advice. For specific treatment recommendations and advice, always discuss with your doctor or pharmacist, and follow the instructions included with your specific medicine.

Available dosage
  • 2% (Ointment)
Drug class
Dermatological Drugs
Sub class
Phosphodiesterase Inhibitors
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