ELOCON SCALP LOTION 0.1% W/W

Active substance: MOMETASONE FUROATE

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(leaflet continued)
This medicine should only be used on the
scalp. Do not use it on any other part of
your body.
Do not use the lotion on your child’s scalp
for more than 5 days.
You should check with your doctor before
covering the treated areas with a bandage
or plaster. Treated areas on the face or in
children should not be covered with a
bandage or plaster.
You should not use a large amount of lotion
on large areas of the body for a long time
(for example every day for many weeks or
months).
Do not use in or around the eyes, including
eye-lids.
If you use more Elocon than you should
If you (or somebody else) accidentally
swallows the lotion, it should not produce any
problems. However, if you are worried, you
should see your doctor.
If you use the lotion more often than you
should, or on large areas of the body, it can
affect some of your hormones. In children, this
may affect their growth and development.
If you have not used the lotion as you were told
to do and have used it too often and/or for a
long time, you should tell your doctor.
If you forget to use Elocon
If you forget to use your lotion at the right time,
use it as soon as you remember, then carry on
as before.
If you stop using Elocon
If you have been using the lotion for a long
time and your scalp problem seems to have
got better, you should not suddenly stop using
the lotion. If you do, you may find that your
scalp becomes red and you may notice
stinging and burning. To avoid this, you should
speak to your doctor as he will gradually
reduce how often you need to use the lotion
until you stop treatment altogether.

inflammation and/or infection of the hair
follicles
thinning of the skin
red marks with associated prickly heat
loss of skin colour
burning
stinging
itching
tingling
excessive hair growth
softening of the skin and stretch marks
Other side effects that may occur with topical
corticosteroids are dry skin, skin irritation,
dermatitis, dermatitis around the mouth, and
small dilated blood vessels.
If any of the side effects gets serious, or if you
notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet,
please tell your doctor or pharmacist.

Manufactured by Famar A.B.E. 49th km
Athens-Lamia Motorway, Aulona Attiki,
Greece. Procured from within the EU. Product
Licence holder: Quadrant Pharmaceuticals Ltd,
Lynstock House, Lynstock Way, Lostock,
Bolton BL6 4SA. Repackaged by Maxearn Ltd,
Bolton BL6 4SA.
Elocon Scalp Lotion 0.1% w/w PL 20774/1249
Date of preparation 15th November 2012
POM
Elocon is a registered trademark of Schering
Corporation
PP1/1249/V5

5. How to store Elocon
Do not store above 25°C.
Keep out of the sight and reach of children.
Do not use Elocon after the expiry date which
is stamped on the pack.
Medicines should not be disposed of via
wastewater or household waste. Ask your
pharmacist how to dispose of medicines that
are no longer required. This will help to protect
the environment.
6. Further Information
Each ml contains the active ingredient
mometasone furoate 0.1 %w/w.
Also contains isopropanol, propylene glycol,
hydroxypropyl cellulose, sodium phosphate
monobasic monohydrate, phosphoric acid and
purified water.
Clear colourless lotion in white plastic bottle
with a dropper, white screw cap and tamper
evident ring.
The lotion is available in a bottle containing
30 ml.

4. Possible side effects
Like all medicines, Elocon can cause side
effects, although not everybody gets them.
A few people may find that they suffer from
some of the following side effects after using
Elocon:
allergic skin reactions
bacterial and secondary skin infections
acne

(leaflet continued overleaf)
1. What Elocon is and what it is used for
Elocon Scalp Lotion is one of a group of
medicines called topical corticosteroids. It is
classified as a “potent corticosteroid”. These
medicines are put on the surface of the skin to
reduce the redness and itchiness caused by
certain skin problems.
In adults and children, Elocon Scalp Lotion is
used to reduce redness and itchiness caused
by certain conditions affecting the scalp, called
psoriasis or dermatitis.
Psoriasis is a skin disease in which itchy,
scaly, pink patches develop on the elbows,
knees, scalp and other parts of the body.
Dermatitis is a condition brought on by the skin
reacting to outside agents e.g. detergents,
causing the skin to become red and itchy.

3. How to use Elocon
Always use Elocon exactly as your doctor has
told you. You should check with your doctor or
pharmacist if you are not sure. Elocon is not
recommended for children under the age of 2.
Usually for adults and children, a few drops of
Elocon Scalp Lotion should be gently
massaged into the affected area of the scalp
once a day.
You should always follow these instructions
when using Elocon:
Important information about some of the
ingredients of Elocon Scalp Lotion
Elocon Scalp Lotion contains propylene
glycolstearate, which can cause skin irritation.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
You should tell your doctor if you are pregnant
or breast-feeding, before you start using
Elocon

Read all of this leaflet carefully before you
start using this medicine.
Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it
again.
If you have any further questions, ask your
doctor or pharmacist.
This medicine has been prescribed for you.
Do not pass it on to others. It may harm
them, even if their symptoms are the same
as yours.
If any of the side effects gets serious, or if
you notice any side effects not listed in this
leaflet, please tell your doctor or
pharmacist.
The name of your medicine is Elocon Scalp
Lotion 0.1% w/w but will be referred to as
Elocon throughout the remainder of the leaflet.

2. Before you use Elocon
Do not use Elocon
if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to
mometasone furoate, any of the other
ingredients of Elocon or to other similar
medicines.
on any other scalp problems as it could
make them worse especially
chickenpox
shingles
warts
other skin infections
ulcerated skin
wounds
skin atrophy (thinning of the skin)
Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you are not
sure.

In this leaflet:
1. What Elocon is and what it is used for
2. Before you use Elocon
3. How to use Elocon
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Elocon
6. Further information

Take special care with Elocon
if your scalp becomes irritated or sensitive
after using Elocon, you should stop using it
and tell your doctor
if you think that you have developed an
infection on your scalp whilst using Elocon,
you should tell your doctor as he may need
to give you another type of medicine to use.

PACKAGE LEAFLET: INFORMATION FOR THE USER
Elocon® Scalp Lotion 0.1% w/w
(Mometasone Furoate)

PP1/1249/V5

(leaflet continued)
This medicine should only be used on the
scalp. Do not use it on any other part of
your body.
Do not use the lotion on your child’s scalp
for more than 5 days.
You should check with your doctor before
covering the treated areas with a bandage
or plaster. Treated areas on the face or in
children should not be covered with a
bandage or plaster.
You should not use a large amount of lotion
on large areas of the body for a long time
(for example every day for many weeks or
months).
Do not use in or around the eyes, including
eye-lids.
If you use more Elocon than you should
If you (or somebody else) accidentally
swallows the lotion, it should not produce any
problems. However, if you are worried, you
should see your doctor.
If you use the lotion more often than you
should, or on large areas of the body, it can
affect some of your hormones. In children, this
may affect their growth and development.
If you have not used the lotion as you were told
to do and have used it too often and/or for a
long time, you should tell your doctor.
If you forget to use Elocon
If you forget to use your lotion at the right time,
use it as soon as you remember, then carry on
as before.
If you stop using Elocon
If you have been using the lotion for a long
time and your scalp problem seems to have
got better, you should not suddenly stop using
the lotion. If you do, you may find that your
scalp becomes red and you may notice
stinging and burning. To avoid this, you should
speak to your doctor as he will gradually
reduce how often you need to use the lotion
until you stop treatment altogether.

inflammation and/or infection of the hair
follicles
thinning of the skin
red marks with associated prickly heat
loss of skin colour
burning
stinging
itching
tingling
excessive hair growth
softening of the skin and stretch marks
Other side effects that may occur with topical
corticosteroids are dry skin, skin irritation,
dermatitis, dermatitis around the mouth, and
small dilated blood vessels.
If any of the side effects gets serious, or if you
notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet,
please tell your doctor or pharmacist.
5. How to store Elocon
Do not store above 25°C.
Keep out of the sight and reach of children.
Do not use Elocon after the expiry date which
is stamped on the pack.
Medicines should not be disposed of via
wastewater or household waste. Ask your
pharmacist how to dispose of medicines that
are no longer required. This will help to protect
the environment.
6. Further Information
Each ml contains the active ingredient
mometasone furoate 0.1 %w/w.
Also contains isopropanol, propylene glycol,
hydroxypropyl cellulose, sodium phosphate
monobasic monohydrate, phosphoric acid and
purified water.
Clear colourless lotion in white plastic bottle
with a dropper, white screw cap and a tamper
evident ring.
The lotion is available in a bottle containing
30 ml.

4. Possible side effects
Like all medicines, Elocon can cause side
effects, although not everybody gets them.
A few people may find that they suffer from
some of the following side effects after using
Elocon:
allergic skin reactions
bacterial and secondary skin infections
acne

Manufactured by Famar A.B.E. 49th km
Athens-Lamia Motorway, Aulona Attiki,
Greece. Procured from within the EU. Product
Licence holder: Quadrant Pharmaceuticals Ltd,
Lynstock House, Lynstock Way, Lostock,
Bolton BL6 4SA. Repackaged by Maxearn Ltd,
Bolton BL6 4SA.
Elocon Scalp Lotion 0.1% w/w PL 20774/1249
Date of preparation 15th November 2012
POM
Elocon is a registered trademark of Schering
Corporation
PP1/1249/V5

(leaflet continued overleaf)
1. What Elocon is and what it is used for
Elocon Scalp Lotion is one of a group of
medicines called topical corticosteroids. It is
classified as a “potent corticosteroid”. These
medicines are put on the surface of the skin to
reduce the redness and itchiness caused by
certain skin problems.
In adults and children, Elocon Scalp Lotion is
used to reduce redness and itchiness caused
by certain conditions affecting the scalp, called
psoriasis or dermatitis.
Psoriasis is a skin disease in which itchy,
scaly, pink patches develop on the elbows,
knees, scalp and other parts of the body.
Dermatitis is a condition brought on by the skin
reacting to outside agents e.g. detergents,
causing the skin to become red and itchy.
In this leaflet:
1. What Elocon is and what it is used for
2. Before you use Elocon
3. How to use Elocon
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Elocon
6. Further information
Read all of this leaflet carefully before you
start using this medicine.
Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it
again.
If you have any further questions, ask your
doctor or pharmacist.
This medicine has been prescribed for you.
Do not pass it on to others. It may harm
them, even if their symptoms are the same
as yours.
If any of the side effects gets serious, or if
you notice any side effects not listed in this
leaflet, please tell your doctor or
pharmacist.
The name of your medicine is Elocon Scalp
Lotion 0.1% w/w but will be referred to as
Elocon throughout the remainder of the leaflet.

3. How to use Elocon
Always use Elocon exactly as your doctor has
told you. You should check with your doctor or
pharmacist if you are not sure. Elocon is not
recommended for children under the age of 2.
Usually for adults and children, a few drops of
Elocon Scalp Lotion should be gently
massaged into the affected area of the scalp
once a day.
You should always follow these instructions
when using Elocon:
Important information about some of the
ingredients of Elocon Scalp Lotion
Elocon Scalp Lotion contains propylene
glycolstearate, which can cause skin irritation.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
You should tell your doctor if you are pregnant
or breast-feeding, before you start using
Elocon
Take special care with Elocon
if your scalp becomes irritated or sensitive
after using Elocon, you should stop using it
and tell your doctor
if you think that you have developed an
infection on your scalp whilst using Elocon,
you should tell your doctor as he may need
to give you another type of medicine to use.
2. Before you use Elocon
Do not use Elocon
if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to
mometasone furoate, any of the other
ingredients of Elocon or to other similar
medicines.
on any other scalp problems as it could
make them worse especially
chickenpox
shingles
warts
other skin infections
ulcerated skin
wounds
skin atrophy (thinning of the skin)
Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you are not
sure.

PACKAGE LEAFLET: INFORMATION FOR THE USER
Elocon® Scalp Lotion 0.1% w/w
(Mometasone Furoate)

PP1/1249/V5

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