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S117 LEAFLET Elocon 20160310

PACKAGE LEAFLET: INFORMATION FOR THE USER

ELOCON SCALP LOTION
(mometasone furoate)
Your medicine is known as the Elocon Scalp Lotion but will be
referred to as Elocon throughout the following patient information
leaflet.
Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start using this
medicine because it contains important information for you.

Other medicines and Elocon Scalp Lotion
Tell your doctor, pharmacist or nurse if you are using, have recently
used or might use any other medicines.
Pregnancy, breast-feeding and fertility
If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, think you may be pregnant or
are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor or pharmacist for
advice before using this medicine.
Elocon Scalp Lotion contains propylene glycolstearate, which
can cause skin irritation.



Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.



If you have any further questions, ask your doctor, pharmacist
or nurse.

3. HOW TO USE ELOCON



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.

Always use Elocon exactly as your doctor, pharmacist or nurse has
told you. Check with your doctor, pharmacist or nurse if you are not
sure.



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.

Use in Children

What is in this leaflet:



Elocon is not recommended for children under the age of 2.



Do not use the lotion on your child’s scalp for more than 5 days.



Treated areas in children should not be covered with a bandage
or plaster.



If you use the lotion on your child more often than you should,
or on large areas of the body, it can affect some of their
hormones, and this may affect their growth and development.

1. What Elocon is and what it is used for
2. What you need to know before you use Elocon
3. How to use Elocon
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Elocon
6. Contents of the pack and other information
1. WHAT ELOCON IS AND WHAT IT IS USED FOR
Elocon Scalp Lotion 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 Scalp Lotion is used to reduce
redness and itchiness caused by certain conditions affecting the
scalp, 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:


Allergies (hypersensitivity) to mometasone furoate, or any of the
other ingredients of this medicine (listed in section 6) or to other
similar medicines



Scalp problems as it could make them worse



Chickenpox



Shingles



Warts



Other skin infections



Ulcerated skin



Wounds



Skin atrophy (thinning of the skin)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.

Before using Elocon
You should always follow these instructions when using Elocon:


This medicine should only be used on the scalp. Do not use it
on any other part of your body.



You should check with your doctor before covering the treated
areas with a bandage or plaster. Treated areas on the face
should not be covered with a bandage or plaster.



You should not use a large amount of lotion 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 the eyes, including eye-lids.

How to use Elocon


Usually for adults and children, a few drops of ELOCON Scalp
Lotion should be applied to the affected area of the scalp once
a day and gently massage until the lotion disappears.



The hair can be wet or dry when applying the lotion to the scalp.

If you use more Elocon than you should


If you (or somebody else) accidentally swallows the lotion, it
should not produce any problems. However, if you are worried,
you should see your doctor.



If you use the lotion 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 lotion as you were told to do and have
used it too often and/or for a long time, you should tell your
doctor.

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

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

If you stop using Elocon



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



If you think that you have developed an infection on your scalp
whilst using Elocon, you should tell your doctor as he may need
to give you another type of medicine to use.

If you have been using the lotion for a long time and your scalp
problem seems to have got better, you should not suddenly stop
using the lotion.

Children
Elocon is not recommended for children under the age of 2.

If you do, you may find that your scalp becomes red and you may
notice stinging and burning. To avoid this, you should speak to your
doctor as he will gradually reduce how often you need to use the
lotion until you stop treatment altogether.

4. POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS

6. CONTENTS OF THE PACK AND OTHER INFORMATION

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

What Elocon contains

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



Each 1ml of lotion contains 0.1%w/w of the active ingredient,
mometasone furoate.



Elocon also contains the following inactive ingredients:
isopropyl alcohol, propylene glycol, hydroxypropyl cellulose,
sodium phosphate monobasic monohydrate, phosphoric acid
and purified water.



Allergic skin reactions



Bacterial and secondary skin infections



Acne



Inflammation and/or infection of the hair follicles



Thinning of the skin



Red marks with associate prickly heat



Loss of skin colour



Burning

Product Licence holder



Stinging



Itching



Tingling

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



Excessive hair growth



Softening of the skin and stretch marks

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

What Elocon looks like and contents of the pack
Elocon is a colourless solution.
Elocon is available in bottles containing 30ml.

Manufacturer
This product is manufactured by Famar A.B.E., 49th km National
road Athens -Lamia, Avlobnas, Attiki, Greece.
POM

PL: 19488/0117

Reporting of side effects
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 (see details below). By reporting
side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of
this medicine.
United Kingdom: Yellow Card Scheme Website:
www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard
5. HOW TO STORE ELOCON


KEEP OUT OF THE SIGHT AND REACH OF CHILDREN.



Do not store above 25°C.



Do not use after the expiry date printed on the carton label or
bottle.



If your doctor tells you to stop using the medicine, please take
them back to the pharmacist for safe disposal. Only keep the
medicine if your doctor tells you to.



If the medicine become discoloured or show any other signs of
deterioration, you should seek the advice of your pharmacist
who will tell you what to do.



Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or
household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of
medicines no longer required. These measures will help to
protect the environment.

Leaflet revision date: 10 March 2016
Elocon is a registered trade mark of Schering Corp, USA.
S117 LEAFLET Elocon 20160310

S117 LEAFLET Mometasone 20160310

PACKAGE LEAFLET: INFORMATION FOR THE USER

MOMETASONE FUROATE 0.1%w/w SCALP LOTION
Your medicine is known as the Mometasone Furoate 0.1%w/w
Scalp Lotion but will be referred to as Mometasone Furoate
throughout the following patient information leaflet.
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.

Children
Mometasone Furoate is not recommended for children under the
age of 2.
Other medicines and Mometasone Furoate Scalp Lotion
Tell your doctor, pharmacist or nurse if you are using, have recently
used or might use any other medicines.
Pregnancy, breast-feeding and fertility
If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, think you may be pregnant or
are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor or pharmacist for
advice before using this medicine.
Mometasone Furoate Scalp Lotion contains propylene
glycolstearate, which can cause skin irritation.
3. HOW TO USE MOMETASONE FUROATE
Always use Mometasone Furoate exactly as your doctor,
pharmacist or nurse has told you. Check with your doctor,
pharmacist or nurse if you are not sure.

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

Use in Children

2. What you need to know before you use Mometasone Furoate



Mometasone Furoate is not recommended for children under
the age of 2.

4. Possible side effects



Do not use the lotion on your child’s scalp for more than 5 days.

5. How to store Mometasone Furoate



Treated areas in children should not be covered with a bandage
or plaster.



If you use the lotion on your child more often than you should,
or on large areas of the body, it can affect some of their
hormones, and this may affect their growth and development.

3. How to use Mometasone Furoate

6. Contents of the pack and other information
1. WHAT MOMETASONE FUROATE IS AND WHAT IT IS USED
FOR
Mometasone Furoate Scalp Lotion 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, Mometasone Furoate Scalp Lotion is used to
reduce redness and itchiness caused by certain conditions affecting
the scalp, 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.

Before using Mometasone Furoate
You should always follow these instructions when using
Mometasone Furoate:


This medicine should only be used on the scalp. Do not use it
on any other part of your body.



You should check with your doctor before covering the treated
areas with a bandage or plaster. Treated areas on the face
should not be covered with a bandage or plaster.



You should not use a large amount of lotion 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 the eyes, including eye-lids.

2. WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE YOU USE
MOMETASONE FUROATE

How to use Mometasone Furoate

Do not use Mometasone Furoate if you have any of the following:



Usually for adults and children, a few drops of MOMETASONE
FUROATE Scalp Lotion should be applied to the affected area
of the scalp once a day and gently massage until the lotion
disappears.



The hair can be wet or dry when applying the lotion to the scalp.



Allergies (hypersensitivity) to mometasone furoate, or any of the
other ingredients of this medicine (listed in section 6) or to other
similar medicines



Scalp problems as it could make them worse



Chickenpox



Shingles



Warts



Other skin infections



Ulcerated skin



Wounds



Skin atrophy (thinning of the skin)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.

If you use more Mometasone Furoate than you should


If you (or somebody else) accidentally swallows the lotion, it
should not produce any problems. However, if you are worried,
you should see your doctor.



If you use the lotion 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 lotion as you were told to do and have
used it too often and/or for a long time, you should tell your
doctor.

Warnings and precautions
Talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse before using Mometasone
Furoate:


If your scalp becomes irritated or sensitive after using
Mometasone Furoate, you should stop using it and tell your
doctor



If you think that you have developed an infection on your scalp
whilst using Mometasone Furoate, you should tell your doctor
as he may need to give you another type of medicine to use.

If you forget to use Mometasone Furoate
If you forget to use your lotion at the right time, use it as soon as
you remember, then carry on as before.
If you stop using Mometasone Furoate
If you have been using the lotion for a long time and your scalp
problem seems to have got better, you should not suddenly stop
using the lotion.

If you do, you may find that your scalp becomes red and you may
notice stinging and burning. To avoid this, you should speak to your
doctor as he will gradually reduce how often you need to use the
lotion until you stop treatment altogether.
4. POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Like all medicines, Mometasone Furoate 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 Mometasone Furoate:

6. CONTENTS OF THE PACK AND OTHER INFORMATION
What Mometasone Furoate contains


Each 1ml of lotion contains 0.1%w/w of the active ingredient,
mometasone furoate.



Mometasone Furoate also contains the following inactive
ingredients: isopropyl alcohol, propylene glycol, hydroxypropyl
cellulose, sodium phosphate monobasic monohydrate,
phosphoric acid and purified water.

What Mometasone Furoate looks like and contents of the pack



Allergic skin reactions



Mometasone Furoate is a colourless solution.

Bacterial and secondary skin infections

Mometasone Furoate is available in bottles containing 30ml.



Acne



Inflammation and/or infection of the hair follicles

Product Licence holder



Thinning of the skin



Red marks with associate prickly heat



Loss of skin colour

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



Burning



Stinging



Itching



Tingling



Excessive hair growth



Softening of the skin and stretch marks

Other side effects that may occur with topical corticosteroids are dry
skin, skin irritation, dermatitis, dermatitis around the mouth, and
small dilated blood vessels.
Reporting of side effects
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 (see details below). By reporting
side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of
this medicine.
United Kingdom: Yellow Card Scheme Website:
www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard
5. HOW TO STORE MOMETASONE FUROATE


KEEP OUT OF THE SIGHT AND REACH OF CHILDREN.



Do not store above 25°C.



Do not use after the expiry date printed on the carton label or
bottle.



If your doctor tells you to stop using the medicine, please take
them back to the pharmacist for safe disposal. Only keep the
medicine if your doctor tells you to.



If the medicine become discoloured or show any other signs of
deterioration, you should seek the advice of your pharmacist
who will tell you what to do.



Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or
household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of
medicines no longer required. These measures will help to
protect the environment.

Manufacturer
This product is manufactured by Famar A.B.E., 49th km National
road Athens -Lamia, Avlobnas, Attiki, Greece.
POM

PL: 19488/0117

Leaflet revision date: 10 March 2016
S117 LEAFLET Mometasone 20160310

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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