m-Mometasone (Mometasone Furoate)
What is m-Mometasone (Mometasone Furoate) used for?
m-Mometasone (Mometasone Furoate) is a topical corticosteroid used to treat patients suffering from psoriasis or atopic dermatitis. It operates by preventing the release of enzymes that cause irritation and swelling associated with these conditions. Your physician may also recommend its use for other unlisted purposes.
How should I use m-Mometasone (Mometasone Furoate)?
Follow the instructions provided by your physician while using m-Mometasone (Mometasone Furoate) to get the most effective results from treatment. Two to three daily applications is normally administered, but your particular directions will depend on your health condition and the severity of your symptoms. Rinse the skin prior to each application to remove any dirt or debris, apply a small amount of cream, gently massage it into the skin, and allow any excess medication to evaporate. Thoroughly wash your hands with soap and water after each administration to prevent the medication from contacting any areas not being treated or the mucous membranes. Ask your pharmacist or physician any questions you have about the medicine to ensure the correct usage.
What are the side effects of m-Mometasone (Mometasone Furoate)?
Side effects that may occur in some patients using m-Mometasone (Mometasone Furoate) include:
Serious side effects possibly requiring emergency medical attention are unusual mood changes, blurry vision, weight gain, muscle weakness, insomnia, severe pain or burning, or signs of an allergic reaction such as intense skin rashes, severe swelling, or trouble breathing. Contact your physician as soon as you experience any symptoms that worry you to ensure the necessary alterations are made to your application frequency to prevent further health problems from occurring.
Do not apply m-Mometasone (Mometasone Furoate) to skin that is broken or severely damaged. This medication should not be used to treat patients who have acne, rosacea, severe rash, sores caused by syphilis or tuberculosis, inflammation around the mouth or genitals, or skin infections caused by fungus, bacteria, or a virus. Also inform your physician if you have psoriasis as this condition may cause unexpected complications during treatment requiring special alterations to your regimen.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using m-Mometasone (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.