mometasone, Elocon (cont.)

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PRESCRIBED FOR: Uses of mometasone include allergic dermatitis, atopic dermatitis, contact dermatitis, cutaneous T-cell lymphoma, discoid lupus erythematosus, genital organ pruritus, granuloma annulare, lichen simplex chronicus, plaque psoriasis, pruritus ani (anal itching), psoriasis of the scalp, and seborrheic dermatitis.

SIDE EFFECTS: The most commonly noted side effects associated with mometasone are:

  • stinging,
  • burning,
  • itching, and
  • irritation,

Dryness, or redness of the skin which may occur when this medication is first applied to the skin.



PREPARATIONS: Ointment, cream, and lotion, all in a 0.1% concentration.

STORAGE: All preparations should be kept between 2 C - 25 C (36 F - 77 F). The lotion should be shaken before each use.

DOSING: To use mometasone cream or ointment, a thin film should be applied to the affected skin once daily. To apply the lotion, a few drops should be place on the affected areas once daily and massaged lightly until it disappears.

DRUG INTERACTIONS: The combination of mometasone and anthralin topicals (used to treat psoriasis) should not be used since concomitant use may increase the symptoms of psoriasis. It is therefore advisable to discontinue topical steroids one week before starting anthralin.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 3/19/2015

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