Elocon Side Effects
Generic Name: mometasone topical
Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Sep 12, 2020.
Note: This document contains side effect information about mometasone topical. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Elocon.
For the Consumer
Applies to mometasone topical: topical application cream, topical application lotion, topical application ointment, topical application solution
Side effects requiring immediate medical attention
Along with its needed effects, mometasone topical (the active ingredient contained in Elocon) may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.
Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking mometasone topical:
- thinning of the skin with easy bruising, especially when used on the face or where the skin folds together (eg, between the fingers)
Incidence not known
- blurred vision
- change in vision
- decreased vision
- eye pain
- loss of vision
- redness and scaling around the mouth
Side effects not requiring immediate medical attention
Some side effects of mometasone topical may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects.
Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:
- Acne or pimples
- burning, itching, and pain in hairy areas, or pus at the root of the hair
- dry mouth
- loss of elasticity
- loss of normal skin markings
- raised, dark red, and wart-like spots on the skin, especially when used on the face
Incidence not known
- Burning and itching of the skin with pinhead-sized red blisters
- increased hair growth on the forehead, back, arms, and legs
- lightening of normal skin color
- lightening of treated areas of dark skin
- reddish purple lines on the arms, face, legs, trunk, or groin
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to mometasone topical: topical cream, topical lotion, topical ointment, topical solution
The most commonly reported side effects were shininess, telangiectasia, loss of elasticity, loss of normal skin markings, thinness, and folliculitis.[Ref]
Common (1% to 10%): Shininess, telangiectasia, loss of elasticity, loss of normal skin markings, thinness, folliculitis
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Papular and pustular formations
Frequency not reported: Acneiform reactions, furunculosis, skin atrophy, unspecified skin disorder, bacterial skin infection, hypertrichosis, hypopigmentation, perioral dermatitis, allergic contact dermatitis, secondary infection, striae, miliaria, rosacea[Ref]
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Erythema, abscess, increased lesion size, pimples
Frequency not reported: Hyperglycemia, glucosuria[Ref]
1. "Product Information. Elocon (mometasone topical)." Schering Corporation, Kenilworth, NJ.
2. Cerner Multum, Inc. "Australian Product Information." O 0
3. Cerner Multum, Inc. "UK Summary of Product Characteristics." O 0
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