|Inflammatory disorders of the scalp
Elocon Lotion (Mometasone Furoate) contains the active ingredient mometasone furoate, which is a type of medicine called a corticosteroid. Corticosteroids are medicines used for reducing inflammation. Inflammation of the skin happens due to irritation of the skin, and is caused by the release of various substances that are important in the immune system. These substances cause blood vessels to widen, resulting in the irritated area becoming red, swollen, itchy and painful.
This medicine contains mometasone formulated as a scalp application, which is thinner and easier to apply to the scalp than the mometasone ointments and creams used on the rest of the body. It is used to treat severe inflammatory disorders of the scalp that have not responded to milder steroids, as well as psoriasis of the scalp.
Dosage and Administration
Always use Elocon Lotion (Mometasone Furoate) as you have been prescribed by your doctor. Never self-medicate or change your dosage without first consulting your doctor. The correct dosage can vary depending on your health, medical history, and the severity of the condition being treated.
Apply a thin film of the cream or ointment or a few drops of the lotion to the affected skin once a day. Massage it in until it disappears.
Elocon Lotion (Mometasone Furoate) is for use only on the skin. Be careful to keep it out of your eyes.
For the most effective and economical use of Elocon Lotion (Mometasone Furoate), hold the tip of the bottle very close to (but not touching) the affected skin and squeeze the bottle gently.
Once you have applied Elocon Lotion (Mometasone Furoate), never cover the skin with an airtight bandage, a tight diaper, plastic pants, or any other airtight dressing. This could encourage excessive absorption of the medication into your bloodstream.
Be careful not to use Elocon Lotion (Mometasone Furoate) for a longer time than prescribed. If you do, you may disrupt your ability to make your own natural adrenal corticoid hormones (hormones secreted by the outer layer of the adrenal gland).
If you miss a dose, apply it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the one you missed and go back to your regular schedule.
Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, notify your physician as soon as possible. Only your physician can determine if it is safe for you to continue using Elocon Lotion (Mometasone Furoate).
More common side effects may include: Acne-like pimples, allergic skin rash, boils, burning, damaged skin, dryness, excessive hairiness, infected hair follicles, infection of the skin, irritation, itching, light colored patches on skin, prickly heat, rash around the mouth, skin atrophy and wasting, softening of the skin, stretch marks, tingling or stinging.
Do not use Elocon Lotion (Mometasone Furoate) if you have ever had an allergic reaction to it or any other steroid medication.
If you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant, inform your physician immediately. Elocon Lotion (Mometasone Furoate) should not be used during pregnancy unless the benefit outweighs the potential risk to the unborn child.
You should not use Elocon Lotion (Mometasone Furoate) while breastfeeding, since absorbed hormone could make its way into the breast milk and perhaps harm the nursing baby. If you are a new mother, you should contact your physician, who will help you decide between breastfeeding and using Elocon Lotion (Mometasone Furoate).
Seek immediate emergency medical attention if you suffer an allergic reaction. Symptoms to watch for, which may be indicative of a reaction, include skin rashes, hives, swelling of the face or limbs, trouble breathing, and trouble swallowing.