Elocon Side Effects
Generic name: mometasone topical
Note: This document contains side effect information about mometasone topical. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Elocon.
Some side effects of Elocon may not be reported. Always consult your doctor or healthcare specialist for medical advice. You may also report side effects to the FDA.
For the Consumer
Applies to mometasone topical: topical application cream, topical application lotion, topical application ointment, topical application solution
Along with its needed effects, mometasone topical (the active ingredient contained in Elocon) may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.
Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking mometasone topical:Less common
- thinning of the skin with easy bruising, especially when used on the face or where the skin folds together (e.g. between the fingers)
- redness and scaling around the mouth
Some side effects of mometasone topical may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:Less common
- Acne or pimples
- burning, itching, and pain in hairy areas, or pus at the root of the hair
- dry mouth
- loss of elasticity
- loss of normal skin markings
- raised, dark red, and wart-like spots on the skin, especially when used on the face
- Burning and itching of the skin with pinhead-sized red blisters
- increased hair growth on the forehead, back, arms, and legs
- lightening of normal skin color
- lightening of treated areas of dark skin
- reddish purple lines on the arms, face, legs, trunk, or groin
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to mometasone topical: topical cream, topical lotion, topical ointment
Mometasone topical (the active ingredient contained in Elocon) is generally well tolerated and adverse effects have been limited to dermatologic symptoms.
Dermatologic side effects have included burning, pruritus, and skin atrophy. Rosacea has been reported.
Mometasone preparations may cause reversible endocrine side effects in some individuals. Patients using mometasone topical (the active ingredient contained in Elocon) on large areas, for extended periods of time, or with occlusive dressings should be monitored periodically for hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis suppression.
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