m-Mometasone (Mometasone Furoate)
What is m-Mometasone (Mometasone Furoate) used for?
M-Mometasone (Mometasone Furoate) is a topical corticosteroid prescribed to treat inflammatory skin conditions such as eczema or psoriasis. It operates by preventing the actions prostaglandins in the body that cause the swelling, pain, and irritation associated with these conditions. This action may also make it useful for treating mild allergic reactions affecting the skin caused by bug bites or contact with certain plants. Your doctor may also recommend the use of this medication for the treatment of other unlisted conditions.
How should I use m-Mometasone (Mometasone Furoate)?
m-Mometasone (Mometasone Furoate) should be used strictly according to your doctor`s instructions and those included with the packaging to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. The normal dosage is one daily administration, but your individual directions will depend 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 uncovered to allow any excess medication to evaporate. Thoroughly wash your hands after each administration to prevent the medicine from contacting any mucous membranes or areas not being treated.
What are the side effects of m-Mometasone (Mometasone Furoate)?
m-Mometasone (Mometasone Furoate) may cause side effects in some patients such as:
Serious side effects possibly requiring emergency medical attention include unusual weight gain, blurry vision, muscle fatigue, unusual mood changes, or insomnia. Inform your doctor as soon as you experience any worrying symptoms to make sure the necessary alterations are made to your frequency of application to prevent further complications from occurring.
m-Mometasone (Mometasone Furoate) should not be applied to skin that is broken or severely damaged. Do not begin using the medication if you have acne, skin sores caused by syphilis or tuberculosis, widespread plaque psoriasis, treatment of a rash surrounding the mouth, treatment of a rash surrounding the genitals, a bacterial skin infection, a viral skin infection, or a fungal skin infection. Also inform your doctor if you are treating psoriasis as this condition may require regular medical checks to ensure it is having the correct effect.
Strictly use m-Mometasone (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.
M-Mometasone (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.