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Elocon (Generic Mometasone Topical)

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Why is this medication prescribed?

Mometasone topical is used to treat a variety of skin conditions, such as psoriasis (a skin condition in which red, scaly patches appear on some parts of the body) and eczema (a condition in which the skin is dry, itchy, and occasionally develops red, scaly rashes), by reducing the redness, swelling, itching, inflammation, and discomfort associated with those conditions. The drug mometasone belongs to the corticosteroid family of drugs. To relieve swelling, redness, and itching, it works by triggering natural chemicals in the skin.

How should this medicine be used?

For usage on the skin, mometasone is available as a cream, ointment, and lotion. Typically, it is administered once daily. Apply it every day at roughly the same time. Ask your doctor or chemist to explain any instructions on your prescription label that you are unsure about following. Utilise mometasone exactly as recommended. Do not use more, less, or more frequently than advised by your doctor. Unless your doctor instructs you to, avoid using it on other parts of your body or to treat other skin disorders.

The initial two weeks of your treatment should see an improvement in your skin’s state. If your symptoms do not get better during this period, call your doctor.

Apply a small amount of mometasone cream or ointment to the affected area of skin, covering it with a thin film.

Apply a few drops of the lotion to the troubled regions, then gently massage the area until the problem is gone.

Only the skin should be used to apply this medication. Do not swallow mometasone topical and avoid getting it in your eyes or mouth. Unless specifically instructed by your doctor, avoid using it on the face, in genital and rectal areas, as well as in skin folds and armpits.

On the treated region, avoid using any other skin preparations without first consulting your doctor.

Only bandage or wrap the treated area if your doctor instructs you to. Such use could exacerbate negative effects.

Use only if your doctor instructs you to; avoid using plastic pants or diapers that are too tight on children. Such use could exacerbate negative effects.

Other uses for this medicine

Ask your doctor or chemist for more details if you believe this drug should be used for something else.

What special precautions should I follow?

Before using mometasone,

  • If you have an allergy to mometasone, any other medications, or any of the chemicals in topical mometasone products, tell your doctor and chemist right away. Request a list of the ingredients from your chemist.
  • Inform your doctor and chemist about any prescription and over-the-counter drugs, vitamins, and dietary supplements you are currently taking or intend to take. Include the following information: more topical treatments and additional corticosteroid medications.
  • Inform your doctor if you have any infections, a history of diabetes, or Cushing’s syndrome, a disorder brought on by an excess of the hormone corticosteroids.
  • Inform your physician if you are nursing a baby, intend to get pregnant, or are already pregnant. Call your doctor if you become pregnant while using mometasone topical.

What should I do if I forget a dose?

If it is almost time for the next dose, omit the missed dose and carry on with your regular dosing schedule. Otherwise, apply the missed dose as soon as you remember it. To make up for a missing dose, avoid applying a second dose.

What side effects can this medication cause?

Side effects from mometasone are possible. If any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away, let your doctor know right once:

  • Skin that is scorching, itchy, irritated, red, or dry
  • Acne
  • Skin lesions
  • A rash or small red pimples around the mouth
  • Little skin lumps that are white or red
  • Skin that is glossy or bruised
  • Variations in skin tone

Call your doctor right away if you have any of the following symptoms:

  • Severely itchy skin
  • Redness, swollen areas, or other symptoms of a skin infection where you used mometasone

Mometasone topical users in children may be more likely to experience negative side effects like reduced growth and delayed weight gain. The dangers of applying this medication to your child’s skin should be discussed with your child’s doctor.

Other negative effects of topical methotrexate are possible. If you experience any strange issues while taking this drug, call your doctor right away.

You or your doctor can submit a report to the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting programme online at or by phone at 1-800-332-1088 if you suffer a serious side event.

What should I know about storage and disposal of this medication?

Keep this medication tightly closed in the original container and out of the reach of children. Keep it at room temperature and out of the bathroom and other places with excessive heat and moisture. Avoid freezing it.

As many containers (such as weekly pill minders and those for eye drops, creams, patches, and inhalers) are not child-resistant and are simple for young children to open, it is crucial to keep all medications out of sight and out of reach of children. Always lock safety caps and promptly stash medication up and away from young children where it is out of their sight and reach to prevent poisoning.

In case of emergency/overdose

Call 1-800-222-1222 to reach your local poison control centre if someone ingests mometasone topical. Dial 911 to reach the nearest emergency services if the sufferer has collapsed or has stopped breathing.

What other information should I know?

Keep all of your doctor’s appointments.

Do not share your medication with anybody else. Any queries you may have regarding prescription refills should be directed to your chemist.

You should keep a written record of every medication you take, including any over-the-counter (OTC) items, prescription drugs, and dietary supplements like vitamins and minerals. This list should be brought with you whenever you see a doctor or are admitted to the hospital. You should always have this information with you in case of emergencies.

Brand names

  • Elocon®
  • Momexin®
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