Mometasone topical is indicated for the alleviation of symptoms associated with a range of dermatological conditions. This encompasses psoriasis, characterized by the formation of red, scaly patches on select areas of the body, as well as eczema, which manifests as dry, pruritic skin and occasionally results in the development of red, scaly rashes. Operating as a corticosteroid, mometasone functions by stimulating endogenous compounds within the skin, thereby diminishing inflammation, erythema, and pruritus.
Uses and Dosage
Mometasone is available in the form of cream, ointment, and lotion specifically designed for topical application on the skin. Typically, it is applied once daily at a consistent time. Ensure strict adherence to the prescribed usage of mometasone, avoiding over-application or under-application. Refrain from applying it to other areas of the body or employing it for the treatment of other skin conditions unless explicitly directed by your doctor.
Observation of an improvement in your skin condition should occur within the initial two weeks of treatment. Should your symptoms fail to ameliorate during this period, it is advisable to consult your doctor.
To apply mometasone cream or ointment, utilize a small quantity to create a thin film that covers the affected area of the skin.
For the lotion, apply a few drops to the affected regions and gently massage until absorption.
This medication is exclusively intended for external use on the skin. Avoid contact with the eyes or mouth, and refrain from ingesting it. Unless specifically instructed by your doctor, avoid using it on the face, genital and rectal areas, as well as skin creases and armpits.
Consult your doctor before using any other skin preparations on the treated area.
Unless directed by your doctor, avoid wrapping or bandaging the treated area, as it may intensify the occurrence of side effects.
Do not apply this medication to a child’s diaper area unless specifically advised by your doctor, and avoid using tight-fitting diapers or plastic pants, as it may exacerbate side effects.
Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention:
- burning, itching, irritation, redness, or dryness of the skin
- skin sores
- tiny red bumps or rash around the mouth
- small white or red bumps on the skin
- bruising or shiny skin
- changes in skin color
Inform your healthcare provider immediately if you experience any serious side effects:
- severe skin rash
- redness, swelling, or other signs of skin infection in the place where you applied mometasone
Prior to initiating the use of mometasone, inform your doctor or pharmacist about any known allergies to the medication or other substances. This product may contain inactive ingredients that can elicit allergic reactions or other adverse effects.
Before commencing treatment with this medication, disclose your medical history, especially if you have a history of poor blood circulation, diabetes, or immune system disorders, to your doctor or pharmacist.
Corticosteroids have the potential to exacerbate skin infections and render them more challenging to treat. Inform your doctor if you have a skin infection, enabling appropriate management. Promptly notify your doctor if your condition fails to improve or if you experience worsening skin symptoms.
In rare cases, prolonged or extensive use of corticosteroid medications on the skin may reduce your body’s ability to respond to physical stress. Prior to undergoing surgery, emergency treatment, or if you experience a severe illness/injury, inform your doctor or dentist about your current or recent use of this medication.
While it is unlikely, prolonged use of this medication may temporarily impede a child’s growth. Have regular check-ups with a doctor to monitor your child’s height.
During pregnancy, the use of this medication should only be considered when clearly necessary. Discuss the potential risks and benefits with your doctor.
It is uncertain whether this medication passes into breast milk. Prior to breastfeeding, consult your doctor for guidance.
Form and Strength
Elocon Cream is available in the following forms and strengths:
Elocon Cream cream:
How long does it take for Elocon Cream to work?
A course of treatment for 7-14 days is often sufficient.
Can Elocon Cream cream fade dark spots?
No, Elocon Cream is not a skin lightening or a fairness cream.