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ELOCON SCALP LOTION 0.1% W/W

Active substance: MOMETASONE FUROATE

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3. How to use Elocon
Always use this medicine exactly as your
doctor or pharmacist has told you. Check with
your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
Children
Elocon is not recommended for children
under the age of 2.
Do not use the lotion on your child’s scalp
for more than 5 days.
Treated areas in children should not be
covered with a bandage or plaster.
If you use the lotion on your child more
often than you should, or on large areas of
the body, it can affect some of their
hormones, and this may affect their growth
and development.
Before using Elocon
You should always follow these instructions
when using Elocon:
This medicine should only be used on the
scalp. Do not use it on any other part of
your body.
You should check with your doctor before
covering the treated areas with a bandage
or plaster. Treated areas on the face 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.
How to use Elocon
Usually for adults and children, a few drops
of Elocon Scalp Lotion should be applied to
the affected area of the scalp once a day
and gently massage until the lotion
disappears.
The hair should be dry before applying the
lotion to the scalp.
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.

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.

The lotion is available in a bottle containing
30 ml.

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
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

Clear colourless lotion in white plastic bottle
with a dropper, white screw cap and tamper
evident ring.

4. Possible side effects
Like all medicines, Elocon can cause side
effects, although not everybody gets them.

Also contains isopropanol, propylene glycol,
hydroxypropyl cellulose, sodium phosphate
monobasic monohydrate, phosphoric acid and
purified water.

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.

Other side effects that may occur with topical
corticosteroids are dry skin, skin irritation,
dermatitis, dermatitis around the mouth, and
small dilated blood vessels.

6. Further Information
Each ml contains the active ingredient
mometasone furoate 0.1 %w/w.

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 10th February 2015
POM
Elocon is a registered trademark of Schering
Corporation
PP2/1249/V2

Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor,
pharmacist or nurse. This includes any
possible side effects not listed in this leaflet.
You can also report side effects directly via the
Yellow Card Scheme at:
www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard. By reporting
side effects, you can help provide more
information on the safety of this medicine.

Elocon Scalp Lotion contains propylene
glycolstearate, which can cause skin irritation.
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.

Other medicines and Elocon Scalp Lotion
Tell your doctor, pharmacist or nurse if you are
taking, have recently taken or might take any
other medicines, including medicines obtained
without a prescription.

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.

Pregnancy and breast-feeding
If you are pregnant or breast-feeding think you
may be pregnant or are planning to have a
baby, ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice
before using this medicine.

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 this leaflet:
1. What Elocon is and what it is used for
2. What you need to know before you use
Elocon.
3. How to use Elocon
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Elocon
6. Contents of the pack and other information
Read all of this leaflet carefully before you
start using this medicine because it
contains important information for you.
Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it
again.
If you have any further questions, ask your
doctor, pharmacist or nurse.
This medicine has been prescribed for you
only. Do not pass it on to others. It may
harm them, even if their signs of illness are
the same as yours.
If you get any side effects, talk to your
doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This includes
any possible side effects not listed in this
leaflet.
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.

Children
Elocon is not recommended for children under
the age of 2.
Warnings and precautions
Talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse before
using 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. What you need to know before you use
Elocon
Do not use Elocon if you have any of the
following:
Allergies (hypersensitivity) to mometasone
furoate, or any other ingredients of this
medicine (listed in section 6) or to other
similar medicines
Scalp problems as it could make them
worse
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)

PP2/1249/V2

3. How to use Elocon
Always use this medicine exactly as your
doctor or pharmacist has told you. Check with
your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
Children
Elocon is not recommended for children
under the age of 2.
Do not use the lotion on your child’s scalp
for more than 5 days.
Treated areas in children should not be
covered with a bandage or plaster.
If you use the lotion on your child more
often than you should, or on large areas of
the body, it can affect some of their
hormones, and this may affect their growth
and development.
Before using Elocon
You should always follow these instructions
when using Elocon:
This medicine should only be used on the
scalp. Do not use it on any other part of
your body.
You should check with your doctor before
covering the treated areas with a bandage
or plaster. Treated areas on the face 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.
How to use Elocon
Usually for adults and children, a few drops
of Elocon Scalp Lotion should be applied to
the affected area of the scalp once a day
and gently massage until the lotion
disappears.
The hair should be dry before applying the
lotion to the scalp.
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.

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.

4. Possible side effects
Like all medicines, Elocon can cause side
effects, although not everybody gets them.

Clear colourless lotion in white plastic bottle
with a dropper, white screw cap and tamper
evident ring.

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
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

The lotion is available in a bottle containing
30 ml.

Other side effects that may occur with topical
corticosteroids are dry skin, skin irritation,
dermatitis, dermatitis around the mouth, and
small dilated blood vessels.
Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor,
pharmacist or nurse. This includes any
possible side effects not listed in this leaflet.
You can also report side effects directly via the
Yellow Card Scheme at:
www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard. By reporting
side effects, you can help provide more
information on the safety of this medicine.

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 10th February 2015
POM
Elocon is a registered trademark of Schering
Corporation
PP2/1249/V2

Elocon Scalp Lotion contains propylene
glycolstearate, which can cause skin irritation.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
If you are pregnant or breast-feeding think you
may be pregnant or are planning to have a
baby, ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice
before using this medicine.

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.

Other medicines and Elocon Scalp Lotion
Tell your doctor, pharmacist or nurse if you are
taking, have recently taken or might take any
other medicines, including medicines obtained
without a prescription.

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.
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 this leaflet:
1. What Elocon is and what it is used for
2. What you need to know before you use
Elocon.
3. How to use Elocon
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Elocon
6. Contents of the pack and other information
Read all of this leaflet carefully before you
start using this medicine because it
contains important information for you.
Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it
again.
If you have any further questions, ask your
doctor, pharmacist or nurse.
This medicine has been prescribed for you
only. Do not pass it on to others. It may
harm them, even if their signs of illness are
the same as yours.
If you get any side effects, talk to your
doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This includes
any possible side effects not listed in this
leaflet.
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.

Children
Elocon is not recommended for children under
the age of 2.
Warnings and precautions
Talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse before
using 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. What you need to know before you use
Elocon
Do not use Elocon if you have any of the
following:
Allergies (hypersensitivity) to mometasone
furoate, or any other ingredients of this
medicine (listed in section 6) or to other
similar medicines
Scalp problems as it could make them
worse
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)

PP2/1249/V2

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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