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Generic Name: mometasone cream and ammonium lactate mousse (moe-MET-a-sone/a-MOE-nee-um LAK-tate)
Brand Name: Momexin
Momexin cream is used for:
Treating itching, redness, and swelling caused by certain skin conditions.
Momexin cream is a kit that contains a topical corticosteroid and a humectant. The corticosteroid reduces skin inflammation (redness, swelling, itching, and irritation). The humectant moisturizes and softens the skin.
Do NOT use Momexin cream if:
- you are allergic to any ingredient in Momexin cream or to other corticosteroid medicines (eg, prednisone)
Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.
Before using Momexin cream:
Some medical conditions may interact with Momexin cream. 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; positive tuberculin skin test; tuberculosis; varicella (chickenpox); have recently had a vaccination; have a skin infection or thinning of the skin (atrophy)
- if you are taking an oral corticosteroid (eg, prednisone)
Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Momexin cream. Because little, if any, of Momexin cream is absorbed into the blood, the risk of it interacting with another medicine is low.
Ask your health care provider if Momexin cream 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 Momexin cream:
Use Momexin cream as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.
- To use the mometasone cream: Apply a small amount of medicine to the affected area as directed by your doctor. Gently rub the medicine in until it is evenly distributed. Wash your hands after applying the medicine, unless your hands are part of the treated area.
- To apply the ammonium lactate mousse: Hold the mousse can upright and push the nozzle to dispense. Do not turn the can upside down. Gently massage a thin layer of the mousse into the affected area as directed by your doctor.
- Do not use Momexin cream on your face, groin, or underarms unless your doctor tells you otherwise.
- Do not apply Momexin cream in the diaper area unless your doctor tells you otherwise.
- Do not use Momexin cream over large areas of the body without first checking with your doctor.
- Do not bandage or cover the affected area unless directed to do so by your doctor.
- If you miss a dose of Momexin cream, 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 Momexin cream.
Important safety information:
- This is for external use only. Do not get it in your eyes, nose, mouth, on your lips, or near your genital area. If you get it in any of these areas, rinse right away with cool water.
- Do NOT use more than the recommended dose or use for longer than 2 weeks without checking with your doctor.
- If your symptoms do not get better within 2 weeks or if they get worse, check with your doctor.
- Talk with your doctor before you use any other medicines or cleansers on your skin.
- Use Momexin cream only for the skin problem for which it is intended.
- Ammonium lactate may cause temporary stinging or burning when applied to cracked or scraped skin (eg, after shaving).
- Ammonium lactate may cause you to become sunburned more easily. Avoid the sun, sunlamps, or tanning booths until you know how you react to Momexin cream. Use a sunscreen or wear protective clothing if you must be outside for more than a short time.
- Momexin cream has a corticosteroid in it. Before you start any new medicine, check the label to see if it has a corticosteroid (eg, hydrocortisone) in it too. If it does or if you are not sure, check with your doctor or pharmacist.
- Tell your doctor or dentist that you use Momexin cream before you receive any medical or dental care, emergency care, or surgery.
- Serious side effects may occur if too much of Momexin cream is absorbed through the skin. This may be more likely to occur if you use Momexin cream over a large area of the body. It may also be more likely if you wrap or bandage the area after you apply Momexin cream. The risk is greater in children. Do not use more than the prescribed dose. Contact your doctor right away if you develop unusual weight gain (especially in the face), muscle weakness, increased thirst or urination, confusion, unusual drowsiness, severe or persistent headache, or vision changes. Discuss any questions or concerns with your doctor.
- Corticosteroids may affect growth rate in CHILDREN and teenagers in some cases. They may need regular growth checks while they use Momexin cream.
- Caution is advised when using Momexin cream in CHILDREN; they may be more sensitive to its effects.
- Momexin cream should not be used in CHILDREN younger than 2 years old; safety and effectiveness in these children have not been confirmed.
- PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: If you become pregnant, contact your doctor. You will need to discuss the benefits and risks of using Momexin cream while you are pregnant. It is not known if this medicine is found in breast milk after topical use. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you use Momexin cream, check with your doctor. Discuss any possible risks to your baby.
Possible side effects of Momexin cream:
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:
Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:
Mild burning, itching, peeling, redness, or stinging.
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); acne-like rash; burning, itching, numbness, peeling, redness, stinging, or tingling not present before you began using Momexin cream; inflamed hair follicles; inflammation around the mouth; muscle weakness; symptoms of high blood sugar (eg, increased thirst, hunger, or urination; confusion; unusual drowsiness; flushing; rapid breathing); thinning, softening, or discoloration of the skin; unusual weight gain, especially in the face.
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 immediately.Proper storage of Momexin cream:
Store the cream at 77 degrees F (25 degrees C). Brief storage at temperatures between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C) is permitted. Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep Momexin cream out of the reach of children and away from pets.
Store the mousse at room temperature, between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C). Do not store at temperatures above 120 degrees F (49 degrees C). Store away from heat and direct sunlight. Do not puncture, break, or burn the canister even if it appears to be empty. Keep Momexin cream out of the reach of children and away from pets.
- If you have any questions about Momexin cream, please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
- Momexin cream 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 Momexin cream 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 Momexin cream. It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to Momexin cream. 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 Momexin cream.