Elocon (Mometasone Furoate)
What is Elocon (Mometasone Furoate) used for?
Elocon (Mometasone Furoate) is a topical corticosteroid used to treat patients suffering from inflammatory skin conditions such as eczema or psoriasis. The medication reduces inflammation by preventing the action of enzymes in the body which can reduce irritation, swelling, and pain associated with these conditions. This action may also make it useful for treating mild allergic reactions to bug bites or contact with certain plants. Your doctor may also prescribe its use for the treatment of other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Elocon (Mometasone Furoate)?
Elocon (Mometasone Furoate) is normally administered to the affected area once or twice each day, but your individual instructions will be determined by your doctor based on your age, weight, current health, the condition being treated, and the severity of your symptoms. Rinse and dry the area being treated before each use to remove any dirt or loose skin. Apply a small amount of cream, gently massage it into the skin, and leave the area open to the air allowing any excess medication to evaporate. Thoroughly wash your hands following each application to prevent the medicine from contacting any mucous membranes or areas not being treated. Ask your pharmacist or doctor any questions you have about the medicine to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Elocon (Mometasone Furoate)?
The use of Elocon (Mometasone Furoate) may cause side effects in some patients such as:
Stop using the medicine and contact your doctor as soon as possible if you experience any intense or worrying symptoms such as unusual mood changes, insomnia, unusual weight gain, muscle fatigue, or blurry vision. These conditions may require lower doses, reduced application frequency, or emergency medical attention in serious cases to prevent further health problems from occurring.
Elocon (Mometasone Furoate) should not be applied to skin that is broken or severely damaged. Do not use this medication if you have widespread plaque psoriasis, skin sores caused by syphilis or tuberculosis, acne, bacterial skin reactions, viral skin infections, or fungal skin infections. Also inform your doctor if you are treating psoriasis as regular office visits to ensure it is having the desired effect.
Strictly use Elocon (Mometasone Furoate) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Elocon (Mometasone Furoate) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.