Elocon (Mometasone Furoate)
What is Elocon (Mometasone Furoate) used for?
Elocon (Mometasone Furoate) is a topical corticosteroid prescribed to treat patients with psoriasis or atopic dermatitis (eczema). The cream operates by preventing the release of enzymes in the body that cause the irritation and swelling associated with these conditions. Your physician may also prescribe this medication to treat other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Elocon (Mometasone Furoate)?
Elocon (Mometasone Furoate) should always be used according to your physician's instructions to get the most effective results from treatment. Most patients are directed to apply the cream once daily, but your individual dosage will depend on your health condition and the severity of your symptoms. Rinse the area being treated before each use to remove any dirt or debris, apply a small amount of cream, and gently massage it into the skin allowing any excess medication to evaporate. Thoroughly wash your hands with soap and water after each application to prevent any cream from contacting areas not being treated or the mucous membranes. Ask your pharmacist or physician any questions you have about the medicine to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Elocon (Mometasone Furoate)?
Some patients using Elocon (Mometasone Furoate) have reported experiencing side effects such as:
Serious side effects that may require immediate medical attention are unusual mood changes, blurry vision, insomnia, muscle weakness, unusual weight gain, or signs of an allergic reaction including intense skin rashes, swelling, or difficulty breathing. Contact your physician as soon as you experience any unusual or worrying symptoms to make sure any necessary changes are made to your application frequency to prevent further complications from occurring.
Elocon (Mometasone Furoate) should not be applied to skin that is broken or severely damaged. Do not use the cream if you have sores caused by tuberculosis, sores caused by syphilis, widespread psoriasis, viral skin infections, fungal skin infections, bacterial skin infections, ulcerated skin, acne, or chronic rosacea. Also disclose if you have psoriasis as this condition may require special adjustments to your regimen to prevent unexpected health problems from occurring.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Elocon (Mometasone Furoate). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.