ELOCON (Mometasone Furoate)
ELOCON (Mometasone Furoate)
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Why is Elocon prescribed?
Mometasone furoate (Elocon) cream is prescribed for the treatment of redness, itchiness, and swelling caused by several skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis.
What does it do?
Eczema is a condition where the skin becomes dry and extremely itchy and may develop red and inflamed patches. Psoriasis is a condition where the skin becomes itchy and it may sting or burn and it makes the skin look more inflamed. Elocon belongs to a drug class called corticosteroids and it works by stimulating the release of substances found in the skin to relieve redness, itching, and inflammation.
How should I apply it?
Elocon and its generic equivalents are currently available as a 0.1% cream which is intended to be applied externally onto the skin. Avoid getting Elocon cream into your eyes or mouth.
Wash your hands thoroughly before and after (except when you are treating a hand condition) handling the medication. Apply a small amount to the area to be treated and rub it in gently. Do not use bandages or coverings to cover the area unless instructed by your doctor.
The dosage strength depends on every patient’s condition and the doctor’s prescription. It is imperative that you do not self-medicate and only use this drug after consulting with your doctor or pharmacist to determine the best dosage and dosing schedule for the treatment of your condition.
What if I missed a dose?
The desired effects of prescribed medications will only be achieved if used properly. As much as possible, strictly follow your doctor’s prescribed dosing schedule. However, if you miss a dose, apply it immediately and adjust the time of your next dose depending on your doctor’s advice. Never apply two doses at the same time just to make up for your missed dose.
What are the special precautions before applying Elocon?
Inform your doctor about all the medications you are taking, your current and previous medical history, and any allergic reactions to Elocon or any other ingredients included in the manufacture of this medication.
Do not use Elocon cream to treat diaper rash.
Do not use Elocon on a child without a doctor’s approval to prevent the occurrence of side effects.
For the drug label information of Elocon, click here.
Does it have any side effects?
It is important to note that all drugs have corresponding side effects and adverse reactions. Additional information may be obtained when you ask your doctor or pharmacist.
- Common side effects include:
- Bruising of the skin
- Mild itching
- Red or pus-filled bumps on the skin
- Skin color changes
- Skin sores
- Tingling or burning sensation on the skin
- Serious side effects include:
- Blurred vision
- Dry mouth
- Eye pain
- Frequent urination
- Increased feelings of thirst
- Severe rashes
- Severe skin irritation
Is it safe to use it with another drug?
Some drug interactions may cause life-threatening reactions when taken with other medications. Immediately inform your doctor if you are applying Elocon with any of the following medications:
- Insulin aspart
- Insulin detemir
- Insulin glargine
- Insulin lispro
Ask your doctor or pharmacist for other possible interactions not listed within this section.
How should I store it?
Store Elocon in its container in a clean environment away from excessive heat and moisture.
What action should I take in case of overdose?
Immediately call an ambulance and seek immediate medical attention to prevent further complications or possible death.
Is it safe for pregnant or breastfeeding women?
Present data suggest that the use of Elocon in pregnant women has not established its developmental risks.
There is also limited data on the presence of Elocon in human milk or its effects on the breastfed infant. Hence, the potential risks and benefits of using Elocon in pregnant or breastfeeding women should be carefully considered.
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