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Mometasone lotion

Pronunciation

Generic Name: mometasone (moe-MET-a-sone)
Brand Name: Elocon

Mometasone lotion is used for:

Treating itching, redness, and swelling of many skin conditions.

Mometasone lotion is a topical corticosteroid. It works by reducing inflammatory reactions and modifying immune reactions in the body.

Do NOT use mometasone lotion if:

  • you are allergic to any ingredient in mometasone lotion

Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.

Before using mometasone lotion:

Some medical conditions may interact with mometasone lotion. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:

  • if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
  • if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
  • if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances
  • if you have acne-like lesions, measles, inflammation around your mouth, a positive tuberculin skin test, tuberculosis, varicella (chickenpox), or a skin infection or atrophy (wasting) of your skin; or you have recently had a vaccination

Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with mometasone lotion. Because, little, if any, of mometasone lotion is absorbed into the blood, the risk of it interacting with another medicine is low.

This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if mometasone lotion may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.

How to use mometasone lotion:

Use mometasone lotion as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

  • Shake well before each use.
  • Apply a small amount of mometasone lotion to the affected area once a day. Gently rub the medicine in until it is evenly distributed. Wash your hands immediately after using mometasone lotion, unless your hands are part of the treated area.
  • If you miss a dose of mometasone lotion, use it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not use 2 doses at once.

Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use mometasone lotion.

Important safety information:

  • Mometasone lotion is for external use only. Avoid contact with the eyes.
  • Do not use mometasone lotion on the face, underarms, groin, or diaper area unless your doctor tells you to.
  • If your symptoms do not get better within a few days, or if they get worse, check with your doctor.
  • Do not use mometasone lotion for longer than prescribed.
  • Use mometasone lotion only for the skin problem that it is intended for. Do not use mometasone lotion for other skin conditions at a later time.
  • Do not bandage or cover the treated area unless your doctor tells you to.
  • Mometasone lotion has a corticosteroid in it. Before you start any new medicine, check the label to see if it has a corticosteroid in it too. If it does or if you are not sure, check with your doctor or pharmacist.
  • Caution is advised when using mometasone lotion in CHILDREN; they may be more sensitive to its effects. Mometasone lotion should not be used in CHILDREN younger than 12 years old; safety and effectiveness in these children have not been confirmed. Corticosteroids may affect growth rate in CHILDREN and teenagers in some cases. They may need regular growth checks while they use mometasone lotion.
  • PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: If you become pregnant, contact your doctor. You will need to discuss the benefits and risks of using mometasone lotion while you are pregnant. It is not known if this medicine is found in breast milk. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you use mometasone lotion, check with your doctor. Discuss any possible risks to your baby.

Possible side effects of mometasone lotion:

All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:

Acne-like condition; burning; mild, temporary stinging when the medicine is applied.

Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:

Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); redness; swelling.

This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. To report side effects to the appropriate agency, please read the Guide to Reporting Problems to FDA.

If OVERDOSE is suspected:

Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center, or emergency room right away.

Proper storage of mometasone lotion:

Store mometasone lotion between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C). Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep mometasone lotion out of the reach of children and away from pets.

General information:

  • If you have any questions about mometasone lotion, please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
  • Mometasone lotion is to be used only by the patient for whom it is prescribed. Do not share it with other people.
  • If your symptoms do not improve or if they become worse, check with your doctor.
  • Check with your pharmacist about how to dispose of unused medicine.

This information should not be used to decide whether or not to take mometasone lotion or any other medicine. Only your health care provider has the knowledge and training to decide which medicines are right for you. This information does not endorse any medicine as safe, effective, or approved for treating any patient or health condition. This is only a brief summary of general information about mometasone lotion. It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to mometasone lotion. This information is not specific medical advice and does not replace information you receive from your health care provider. You must talk with your healthcare provider for complete information about the risks and benefits of using mometasone lotion.

Review Date: November 3, 2016

Disclaimer: This information should not be used to decide whether or not to take this medicine or any other medicine. Only your health care provider has the knowledge and training to decide which medicines are right for you. This information does not endorse any medicine as safe, effective, or approved for treating any patient or health condition. This is only a brief summary of general information about this medicine. It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to this medicine. This information is not specific medical advice and does not replace information you receive from your health care provider. You must talk with your healthcare provider for complete information about the risks and benefits of using this medicine.

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