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MOMETASONE FUROATE 0.1% CREAM

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S1492 LEAFLET Elocon 20160310

PACKAGE LEAFLET: INFORMATION FOR USER

ELOCON CREAM / MOMETASONE FUROATE 0.1%
CREAM
(mometasone furoate)

Warnings and Precautions
Talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse before using Elocon:


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

Other medicines and Elocon
Your medicine is known as Elocon Cream / Mometasone Furoate
0.1% Cream but will be referred to as Elocon throughout the
following leaflet.

Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are using, have recently used
or might use any other medicines.
Pregnancy, breast-feeding and fertility

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. See Section 4.

You should tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breast-feeding,
before you start using Elocon.
3.

HOW TO USE ELOCON

Always use Elocon exactly as your doctor has told you. Check with
your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
Use in children
Elocon is not recommended for children under the age of 2.
How much to use

What is in this leaflet:
1. What Elocon is and what it is used for

Usually for adults and children aged 2 and above, a thin layer of
Elocon Cream should be gently rubbed into the affected area of
skin once a day.

2. What you need to know before you use Elocon
3. How to use Elocon

Before using Elocon

4. Possible side effects

You should always follow these instructions when using Elocon:

5. How to store Elocon



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

6. Contents of the pack and other information



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

1.



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.

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.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE YOU USE ELOCON

Do not use Elocon if you have any of the following:




if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to mometasone furoate, any
of the other ingredients of this medicine (listed in section 6) or
to other similar medicines.
on any other skin problems as it could make them worse
especially

If you use more Elocon than you should
If you (or somebody else) accidentally swallow 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.



rosacea (a skin condition affecting the face)



acne



skin atrophy (thinning of the skin)



dermatitis around the mouth



genital itching

If you stop using Elocon



nappy rash



cold sores



chickenpox



shingles



warts

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.



ulcerated skin



wounds

4.



other skin infections

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

Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.

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.

POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS

A few people may find that they suffer from some of the following
side effects after using Elocon:

6.

CONTENTS OF THE PACK AND OTHER INFORMATION

What Elocon contains



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

Elocon cream comes in an aluminum tube with a plastic white
screw cap. The tube is packed in a cardboard box.



itching

Elocon cream is available in tubes containing 30 grams.



tingling



excessive hair growth

Product Licence holder



softening of the skin and stretch marks

Procured from within the EU and repackaged by the Product
Licence holder: S&M Medical Ltd, Chemilines House, Wembley,
HA0 1DX.

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



Each 1gm of cream contains 1mg mometasone furoate.



The cream also contains hexylene glycol, phosphoric acid,
Hydrogenated phosphatidylcholine, titanium dioxide (E171),
aluminium 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.

Reporting of side effects

Manufacturer

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
www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard.

This product is manufactured by Schering-Plough Labo N.V.,
Industriepark 30, B - 2220 Heist-op-den-Berg, Belgium.

By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on
the safety of this medicine.

POM

PL: 19488/1492

Leaflet revision date: 10 March 2016
5.

HOW TO STORE ELOCON

Elocon is a registered trade mark of Schering Corporation, USA.
S1492 LEAFLET Elocon 20160310



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.

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