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Mometasone Lotion

Pronunciation

Generic Name: mometasone furoate
Dosage Form: topical lotion

Mometasone Furoate Topical Solution USP, 0.1% (Lotion)

For Dermatologic Use Only
Not for Ophthalmic Use

Mometasone Lotion Description

Mometasone Furoate Topical Solution USP, 0.1% (Lotion), contains mometasone furoate, USP for dermatologic use. Mometasone furoate is a synthetic corticosteroid with anti-inflammatory activity.

Chemically, mometasone furoate is 9α,21-dichloro-11β,17-dihydroxy-16α-methylpregna-1,4-diene-3,20-dione 17-(2-furoate), with the empirical formula C27H30Cl2O6, a molecular weight of 521.4 and the following structural formula:

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Mometasone furoate is a white to off-white powder insoluble in water, freely soluble in acetone and in methylene chloride and sparingly soluble in heptane.

Each gram of Mometasone Furoate Topical Solution USP, 0.1% (Lotion) contains: 1 mg mometasone furoate, USP in a solution base of isopropyl alcohol (40%), USP; propylene glycol, USP; hydroxypropylcellulose, NF; sodium phosphate monobasic monohydrate, USP; and purified water, USP. May also contain phosphoric acid, NF used to adjust the pH to approximately 4.5.

Mometasone Lotion - Clinical Pharmacology

Like other topical corticosteroids, mometasone furoate has anti-inflammatory, anti-pruritic, and vasoconstrictive properties. The mechanism of the anti-inflammatory activity of the topical steroids, in general, is unclear. However, corticosteroids are thought to act by the induction of phospholipase A2 inhibitory proteins, collectively called lipocortins. It is postulated that these proteins control the biosynthesis of potent mediators of inflammation such as prostaglandins and leukotrienes by inhibiting the release of their common precursor arachidonic acid. Arachidonic acid is released from membrane phospholipids by phospholipase A2.

Pharmacokinetics

The extent of percutaneous absorption of topical corticosteroids is determined by many factors including the vehicle and the integrity of the epidermal barrier. Occlusive dressings with hydrocortisone for up to 24 hours have not been demonstrated to increase penetration; however, occlusion of hydrocortisone for 96 hours markedly enhances penetration. Studies in humans indicate that approximately 0.7% of the applied dose of Mometasone Furoate Ointment USP, 0.1%, enters the circulation after 8 hours of contact on normal skin without occlusion. A similar minimal degree of absorption of the corticosteroid from the lotion formulation would be anticipated. Inflammation and/or other disease processes in the skin may increase percutaneous absorption.

Studies performed with Mometasone Furoate Topical Solution USP, 0.1% (Lotion) indicate that it is in the medium range of potency as compared with other topical corticosteroids.

In a study evaluating the effects of mometasone furoate lotion on the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis, 15 mL were applied without occlusion twice daily (30 mL per day) for 7 days to 4 adult patients with scalp and body psoriasis. At the end of treatment, the plasma cortisol levels for each of the 4 patients remained within the normal range and changed little from baseline.

Sixty-five pediatric patients ages 6 to 23 months, with atopic dermatitis, were enrolled in an open-label, HPA axis safety study. Mometasone Furoate Topical Solution USP, 0.1% (Lotion) was applied once daily for approximately 3 weeks over a mean body surface area of 40% (range 16% to 90%). In approximately 29% of patients who showed normal adrenal function by Cortrosyn test before starting treatment, adrenal suppression was observed at the end of treatment with Mometasone Furoate Topical Solution USP, 0.1% (Lotion). The criteria for suppression were: basal cortisol level of < 5 mcg/dL, 30-minute post-stimulation level of < 18 mcg/dL, or an increase of <7 mcg/dL. Follow-up testing 2 to 4 weeks after stopping treatment, available for 8 of the patients, demonstrated suppressed HPA axis function in one patient, using these same criteria.

Indications and Usage for Mometasone Lotion

Mometasone Furoate Topical Solution USP, 0.1% (Lotion) is a medium potency corticosteroid indicated for the relief of the inflammatory and pruritic manifestations of corticosteroid-responsive dermatoses. Since safety and efficacy of Mometasone Furoate Topical Solution USP, 0.1% (Lotion) have not been established in pediatric patients below 12 years of age, its use in this age group is not recommended. (See PRECAUTIONS – Pediatric Use.)

Contraindications

Mometasone Furoate Topical Solution USP, 0.1% (Lotion) is contraindicated in those patients with a history of hypersensitivity to any of the components in the preparation.

Precautions

General: Systemic absorption of topical corticosteroids can produce reversible HPA axis suppression with the potential for glucocorticosteroid insufficiency after withdrawal of treatment. Manifestations of Cushing's syndrome, hyperglycemia, and glucosuria can also be produced in some patients by systemic absorption of topical corticosteroids while on treatment.

Patients applying a topical steroid to a large surface area or areas under occlusion should be evaluated periodically for evidence of HPA axis suppression. This may be done by using the ACTH stimulation, A.M. plasma cortisol, and urinary free cortisol tests.

In a study evaluating the effects of Mometasone Furoate Topical Solution USP, 0.1% (Lotion) on the HPA axis, 15 mL were applied without occlusion twice daily (30 mL per day) for 7 days to four adult patients with scalp and body psoriasis. At the end of treatment, the plasma cortisol levels for each of the four patients remained within the normal range and changed little from baseline.

If HPA axis suppression is noted, an attempt should be made to withdraw the drug, to reduce the frequency of application, or to substitute a less potent corticosteroid. Recovery of HPA axis function is generally prompt upon discontinuation of topical corticosteroids. Infrequently, signs and symptoms of glucocorticosteroid insufficiency may occur requiring supplemental systemic corticosteroids. For information on systemic supplementation, see Prescribing Information for those products.

Pediatric patients may be more susceptible to systemic toxicity from equivalent doses due to their larger skin surface to body mass ratios. (See PRECAUTIONS – Pediatric Use.)

If irritation develops, Mometasone Furoate Topical Solution USP, 0.1% (Lotion) should be discontinued and appropriate therapy instituted. Allergic contact dermatitis with corticosteroids is usually diagnosed by observing failure to heal rather than noting a clinical exacerbation as with most topical products not containing corticosteroids. Such an observation should be corroborated with appropriate diagnostic patch testing.

If concomitant skin infections are present or develop, an appropriate antifungal or antibacterial agent should be used. If a favorable response does not occur promptly, use of Mometasone Furoate Topical Solution USP, 0.1% (Lotion) should be discontinued until the infection has been adequately controlled.

Information for Patients

Patients using topical corticosteroids should receive the following information and instructions.

  1. This medication is to be used as directed by the physician. It is for external use only. Avoid contact with the eyes.
  2. This medication should not be used for any disorder other than that for which it was prescribed.
  3. The treated skin area should not be bandaged or otherwise covered or wrapped so as to be occlusive unless directed by the physician.
  4. Patients should report to their physician any signs of local adverse reactions.
  5. Parents of pediatric patients should be advised not to use Mometasone Furoate Topical Solution USP, 0.1% (Lotion) in the treatment of diaper dermatitis. Mometasone Furoate Topical Solution USP, 0.1% (Lotion) should not be applied in the diaper area, as diapers or plastic pants may constitute occlusive dressing. (See DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION.)
  6. This medication should not be used on the face, underarms, or groin areas unless directed by the physician.
  7. As with other corticosteroids, therapy should be discontinued when control is achieved. If no improvement is seen within 2 weeks, contact the physician.
  8. Other corticosteroid-containing products should not be used with Mometasone Furoate Topical Solution USP, 0.1% (Lotion) without first consulting with the physician.

Laboratory Tests

The following tests may be helpful in evaluating patients for HPA axis suppression:

ACTH stimulation test

A.M. plasma cortisol test

Urinary free cortisol test

Carcinogenesis, Mutagenesis, Impairment of Fertility

Long-term animal studies have not been performed to evaluate the carcinogenic potential of Mometasone Furoate Topical Solution USP, 0.1% (Lotion). Long-term carcinogenicity studies of mometasone furoate were conducted by the inhalation route in rats and mice. In a 2-year carcinogenicity study in Sprague-Dawley rats, mometasone furoate demonstrated no statistically significant increase of tumors at inhalation doses up to 67 mcg/kg (approximately 0.04 times the estimated maximum clinical topical dose from Mometasone Furoate Topical Solution USP, 0.1% (Lotion) on a mcg/m2 basis). In a 19-month carcinogenicity study in Swiss CD-1 mice, mometasone furoate demonstrated no statistically significant increase in the incidence of tumors at inhalation doses up to 160 mcg/kg (approximately 0.05 times the estimated maximum clinical topical dose from Mometasone Furoate Topical Solution USP (Lotion) on a mcg/m2 basis).

Mometasone furoate increased chromosomal aberrations in an in vitro Chinese hamster ovary cell assay, but did not increase chromosomal aberrations in an in vitro Chinese hamster lung cell assay. Mometasone furoate was not mutagenic in the Ames test or mouse lymphoma assay, and was not clastogenic in an in vivo mouse micronucleus assay, a rat bone marrow chromosomal aberration assay, or a mouse male germ-cell chromosomal aberration assay. Mometasone furoate also did not induce unscheduled DNA synthesis in vivo in rat hepatocytes.

In reproductive studies in rats, impairment of fertility was not produced in male or female rats by subcutaneous doses up to 15 mcg/kg (approximately 0.01 times the estimated maximum clinical topical dose from Mometasone Furoate Topical Solution USP, 0.1% (Lotion) on a mcg/m2 basis).

Pregnancy

Teratogenic Effects: Pregnancy Category C: Corticosteroids have been shown to be teratogenic in laboratory animals when administered systemically at relatively low dosage levels. Some corticosteroids have been shown to be teratogenic after dermal application in laboratory animals.

When administered to pregnant rats, rabbits, and mice, mometasone furoate increased fetal malformations. The doses that produced malformations also decreased fetal growth, as measured by lower fetal weights and/or delayed ossification. Mometasone furoate also caused dystocia and related complications when administered to rats during the end of pregnancy.

In mice, mometasone furoate caused cleft palate at subcutaneous doses of 60 mcg/kg and above. Fetal survival was reduced at 180 mcg/kg. No toxicity was observed at 20 mcg/kg. (Doses of 20, 60 and 180 mcg/kg in the mouse are approximately 0.01, 0.02 and 0.05 times the estimated maximum clinical topical dose from Mometasone Furoate Topical Solution USP, 0.1% (Lotion) on a mcg/m2 basis).

In rats, mometasone furoate produced umbilical hernias at topical doses of 600 mcg/kg and above. A dose of 300 mcg/kg produced delays in ossification, but no malformations. (Doses of 300 and 600 mcg/kg in the rat are approximately 0.2 and 0.4 times the estimated maximum clinical topical dose from Mometasone Furoate Topical Solution USP, 0.1% (Lotion) on a mcg/m2 basis).

In rabbits, mometasone furoate caused multiple malformations (e.g., flexed front paws, gallbladder agenesis, umbilical hernia, hydrocephaly) at topical doses of 150 mcg/kg and above (approximately 0.2 times the estimated maximum clinical topical dose from Mometasone Furoate Topical Solution USP, 0.1% (Lotion) on a mcg/m2 basis). In an oral study, mometasone furoate increased resorptions and caused cleft palate and/or head malformations (hydrocephaly and domed head) at 700 mcg/kg. At 2800 mcg/kg most litters were aborted or resorbed. No toxicity was observed at 140 mcg/kg. (Doses of 140, 700 and 2800 mcg/kg in the rabbit are approximately 0.2, 0.9 and 3.6 times the estimated maximum clinical topical dose from Mometasone Furoate Topical Solution USP, 0.1% (Lotion) on a mcg/m2 basis).

When rats received subcutaneous doses of mometasone furoate throughout pregnancy or during the later stages of pregnancy, 15 mcg/kg caused prolonged and difficult labor and reduced the number of live births, birth weight and early pup survival. Similar effects were not observed at 7.5 mcg/kg. (Doses of 7.5 and 15 mcg/kg in the rat are approximately 0.005 and 0.01 times the estimated maximum clinical topical dose from Mometasone Furoate Topical Solution USP, 0.1% (Lotion) on a mcg/m2 basis).

There are no adequate and well-controlled studies of teratogenic effects from topically applied corticosteroids in pregnant women. Therefore, topical corticosteroids should be used during pregnancy only if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to the fetus.

Nursing Mothers

Systemically administered corticosteroids appear in human milk and could suppress growth, interfere with endogenous corticosteroid production, or cause other untoward effects. It is not known whether topical administration of corticosteroids could result in sufficient systemic absorption to produce detectable quantities in human milk. Because many drugs are excreted in human milk, caution should be exercised when Mometasone Furoate Topical Solution USP, 0.1% (Lotion) is administered to a nursing woman.

Pediatric Use

Since safety and efficacy of Mometasone Furoate Topical Solution USP, 0.1% (Lotion) have not been established in pediatric patients below 12 years of age, its use in this age group is not recommended.

Mometasone Furoate Topical Solution USP, 0.1% USP (Lotion) caused HPA axis suppression in approximately 29% of pediatric patients ages 6 to 23 months who showed normal adrenal function by Cortrosyn test before starting treatment, and were treated for approximately 3 weeks over a mean body surface area of 40% (range 16% to 90%). The criteria for suppression were: basal cortisol level of < 5 mcg/dL, 30-minute post-stimulation level of < 18 mcg/dL, or an increase of <7 mcg/dL. Follow-up testing 2 to 4 weeks after stopping treatment, available for 8 of the patients, demonstrated suppressed HPA axis function in one patient, using these same criteria. Long-term use of topical corticosteroids has not been studied in this population. (See CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY – Pharmacokinetics.)

Because of a higher ratio of skin surface area to body mass, pediatric patients are at a greater risk than adults of HPA axis suppression and Cushing's syndrome when they are treated with topical corticosteroids. They are, therefore, also at greater risk of glucocorticosteroid insufficiency during and/or after withdrawal of treatment. Pediatric patients may be more susceptible than adults to skin atrophy, including striae, when they are treated with topical corticosteroids. Pediatric patients applying topical corticosteroids to greater than 20% of body surface are at higher risk of HPA axis suppression.

HPA axis suppression, Cushing's syndrome, linear growth retardation, delayed weight gain and intracranial hypertension have been reported in pediatric patients receiving topical corticosteroids. Manifestations of adrenal suppression in children include low plasma cortisol levels and absence of response to ACTH stimulation. Manifestations of intracranial hypertension include bulging fontanelles, headaches, and bilateral papilledema.

Mometasone Furoate Topical Solution USP, 0.1% (Lotion) should not be used in the treatment of diaper dermatitis.

Geriatric Use

Clinical studies of Mometasone Furoate Topical Solution USP, 0.1% USP (Lotion) did not include sufficient number of subjects aged 65 and over to determine whether they respond differently from younger subjects. Other reported clinical experience has not identified differences in responses between the elderly and younger patients. In general, dose selection for an elderly patient should be cautious.

Adverse Reactions

In clinical studies involving 209 patients, the incidence of adverse reactions associated with the use of Mometasone Furoate Topical Solution USP, 0.1% (Lotion) was 3%. Reported reactions included acneiform reaction, 2; burning, 4; and itching, 1. In an irritation/sensitization study involving 156 normal subjects, the incidence of folliculitis was 3% (4 subjects).

The following adverse reactions were reported to be possibly or probably related to treatment with Mometasone Furoate Topical Solution USP, 0.1% (Lotion) during a clinical study, in 14% of 65 pediatric patients 6 months to 2 years of age: decreased glucocorticoid levels, 4; paresthesia, 2; dry mouth, 1; an unspecified endocrine disorder, 1; pruritus, 1; and an unspecified skin disorder, 1. The following signs of skin atrophy were also observed among 65 patients treated with Mometasone Furoate Topical Solution USP, 0.1% (Lotion) in a clinical study: shininess 4, telangiectasia 2, loss of elasticity 2, and loss of normal skin markings 3. Striae, thinness and bruising were not observed in this study.

The following additional local adverse reactions have been reported infrequently with topical corticosteroids, but may occur more frequently with the use of occlusive dressings. These reactions are listed in an approximate decreasing order of occurrence: irritation, dryness, hypertrichosis, hypopigmentation, perioral dermatitis, allergic contact dermatitis, secondary infection, skin atrophy, striae, and miliaria.

Overdosage

Topically applied Mometasone Furoate Topical Solution USP, 0.1% (Lotion) can be absorbed in sufficient amounts to produce systemic effects. (See PRECAUTIONS.)

Mometasone Lotion Dosage and Administration

Apply a few drops of Mometasone Furoate Topical Solution USP, 0.1% (Lotion) to the affected skin areas once daily and massage lightly until it disappears. For the most effective and economical use, hold the nozzle of the bottle very close to the affected areas and gently squeeze. Since safety and efficacy of Mometasone Furoate Topical Solution USP, 0.1% (Lotion) have not been established in pediatric patients below 12 years of age, its use in this age group is not recommended. (See PRECAUTIONS – Pediatric Use.)

As with other corticosteroids, therapy should be discontinued when control is achieved. If no improvement is seen within 2 weeks, reassessment of diagnosis may be necessary.

Mometasone Furoate Topical Solution USP, 0.1% (Lotion) should not be used with occlusive dressings unless directed by a physician. Mometasone Furoate Topical Solution USP, 0.1% (Lotion) should not be applied in the diaper area if the patient requires diapers or plastic pants, as these garments may constitute occlusive dressing.

How is Mometasone Lotion Supplied

Mometasone Furoate Topical Solution USP, 0.1% (Lotion) is supplied as:
NDC 0781-7067-30 – bottles of 30 mL (27.5 g)
NDC 0781-7067-61 – bottles of 60 mL  (55 g)

Store Mometasone Furoate Topical Solution USP, 0.1% (Lotion)
at 20° - 25°C (68° - 77°F) [see USP Controlled Room Temperature].

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.  You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Manufactured by
TOLMAR Inc.
Fort Collins, CO  80526 for
Sandoz Inc.
Princeton, NJ  08540

04361 Rev. 1 11/08

PACKAGE LABEL.PRINCIPAL DISPLAY PANEL

MOMETASONE FUROATE 
mometasone furoate lotion
Product Information
Product Type HUMAN PRESCRIPTION DRUG LABEL Item Code (Source) NDC:0781-7067
Route of Administration TOPICAL DEA Schedule     
Active Ingredient/Active Moiety
Ingredient Name Basis of Strength Strength
MOMETASONE FUROATE (MOMETASONE) MOMETASONE FUROATE 1 mg  in 1 g
Inactive Ingredients
Ingredient Name Strength
ISOPROPYL ALCOHOL  
PHOSPHORIC ACID  
HYDROXYPROPYL CELLULOSE  
SODIUM PHOSPHATE, MONOBASIC, MONOHYDRATE  
PROPYLENE GLYCOL  
WATER  
Packaging
# Item Code Package Description
1 NDC:0781-7067-30 27.5 g in 1 BOTTLE, DROPPER
Marketing Information
Marketing Category Application Number or Monograph Citation Marketing Start Date Marketing End Date
ANDA ANDA076499 11/21/2007
Labeler - Sandoz Inc. (110342024)
Establishment
Name Address ID/FEI Operations
TOLMAR Inc. 791156578 MANUFACTURE(0781-7067), ANALYSIS(0781-7067), LABEL(0781-7067), PACK(0781-7067), API/FDF ANALYTICAL TESTING(0781-7067), FDF MANUFACTURE(0781-7067)
Revised: 03/2014
 
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