MOMETASONE FUROATE 0.1% CREAM

Active substance: MOMETASONE FUROATE

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S1492 LEAFLET Elocon 20140922

PACKAGE LEAFLET: INFORMATION FOR USER

ELOCON CREAM / MOMETASONE FUROATE 0.1%
CREAM
(mometasone furoate)
Your medicine is known as Elocon Cream / Mometasone Furoate
0.1% Cream but will be referred to as Elocon throughout the
following leaflet.

Take special care with Elocon


if your skin becomes irritated or sensitive after using Elocon,
you should stop using it and tell your doctor

Pregnancy and breast-feeding
You should tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breast-feeding,
before you start using Elocon
Important information about some of the ingredients of Elocon
Cream

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.

In this leaflet:

Elocon Cream contains stearyl alcohol, which can cause local skin
reactions (e.g. contact dermatitis) and propylene glycolstearate,
which can cause skin irritation.
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 thin layer of Elocon Cream should be gently rubbed
into the affected area of skin once a day.

1. What Elocon is and what it is used for

You should always follow these instructions when using
Elocon:

2. Before you use Elocon



Do not use the cream on your face for more than 5 days

3. How to use Elocon



Do not apply the cream to children, on any part of their body, for
more than 5 days.



Do not put the cream under your child’s nappy, as this makes it
easier for the active drug to pass through the skin and possibly
cause some unwanted effects.



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 cream 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 your eyes, including eye-lids

4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Elocon
6. Further information
1. WHAT ELOCON IS AND WHAT IT IS USED FOR
Elocon Cream 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 Cream is used to reduce redness and
itchiness caused by certain skin problems 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.
2. BEFORE YOU USE ELOCON

If you use more Elocon than you should
If you (or somebody else) accidentally swallows the cream, it should
not produce any problems. However, if you are worried, you should
see your doctor.
If you use the cream 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 cream as you were told to do and have
used it too often and/or for a long time, you should tell your doctor.

Do not use Elocon


if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to mometasone furoate, any
of the other ingredients of Elocon, or to similar medicines.



on any other skin problems as it could make them worse
especially

If you forget to use Elocon
If you forget to use your cream at the right time, use it as soon as
you remember, then carry on as before.



rosacea (a skin condition affecting the face)

If you stop using Elocon



acne



skin atrophy (thinning of the skin)



dermatitis around the mouth



genital itching



nappy rash

If you have been using Elocon for a long time and your skin
problem seems to have got better, you should not suddenly stop
using the cream. If you do, you may find that your skin becomes red
and you may notice stinging or burning. To avoid this, you should
speak to your doctor as he will gradually reduce how often you
need to use the cream until you stop treatment altogether.



cold sores



chickenpox



shingles



warts



ulcerated skin



wounds



other skin infections

Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.

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



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 corticosteriods 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


KEEP OUT OF THE SIGHT AND REACH OF CHILDREN.



Do not store above 25 °C.



If Elocon becomes discoloured or shows other signs of
deterioration, please speak to the pharmacist.



Do not use the Elocon after the date shown on the pack.



If you are told to stop using Elocon ake any tubes which you
haven’t finished back to your pharmacist for safe disposal. Only
keep them if the doctor tells you to.

6. FURTHER INFORMATION
What Elocon contains
 Elocon cream contains 0.1% w/w of the active ingredient
mometasone furoate.
 The cream also contains hexylene glycol, phosphoric acid,
Hydrogenated phosphatidylcholine, titanium dioxide (E171),
aluminum starch octenylsuccinate, white beeswax, white soft
paraffin and purified water.
What Elocon looks like and contents of the pack
Elocon cream is a smooth, white cream.
Elocon cream comes in an aluminum tube with a plastic white
screw cap. The tube is packed in a cardboard box.
Elocon cream is available in tubes containing 30 grams.
Product Licence holder
Procured from within the EU and repackaged by the Product
Licence holder: S&M Medical Ltd, Chemilines House, Wembley,
HA0 1DX.
Manufacturer
This product is manufactured by Schering-Plough Labo N.V.,
Industriepark 30, B - 2220 Heist-op-den-Berg, Belgium.
POM

PL No: 19488/1492

Leaflet revision date: 22 September 2014
Elocon is a registered trade mark of Schering Corporation, USA.
S1492 LEAFLET Elocon 20140922

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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