In this drug factsheet:DIN (Drug Identification Number)
|00851744 ||ELOCOM 0.1% CREAM|
|00871095 ||ELOCOM LOTION 1MG/G|
|00851736 ||ELOCOM OINTMENT 0.1%|
How does this medication work? What will it do for me?
Mometasone belongs to the class of medications called topical corticosteroids. It is used to reduce the symptoms of skin rashes associated with conditions such as psoriasis and allergic eczema. It works by reducing inflammation, itching, and irritation
of the skin.
Your doctor may have suggested this medication for conditions other than those listed in these drug information articles. As well, some forms of this medication may not be used for all of the conditions discussed here. If you have not discussed this with your doctor or are not sure why you are taking this medication, speak to your doctor. Do not stop taking this medication without consulting your doctor.
Do not give this medication to anyone else, even if they have the same symptoms as you do. It can be harmful for people to take this medication if their doctor has not prescribed it.
How should I use this medication?
Cream/ointment: Apply a thin film to the affected skin areas once daily.
Lotion: Apply a few drops of the lotion to the affected skin areas (including scalp sites) once daily. Massage gently and thoroughly until the medication disappears.
Do not allow this product to get in your eyes. Severe irritation is possible if it contacts the eye. Should this occur, flush your eye immediately with a large amount of water.
Do not use a dressing that doesn't breathe to cover areas where this medication has been applied unless otherwise directed by your doctor.
Many things can affect the dose of medication that a person needs, such as body weight, other medical conditions, and other medications. If your doctor has recommended a dose different from the ones listed here, do not change the way that you are
taking the medication without consulting your doctor.
It is important to use this medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor. If you miss a dose, take it as soon as possible and continue with your regular schedule. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular
dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one. If you are not sure what to do after missing a dose, contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice.
Store this medication at room temperature and keep it out of the reach of children.
Do not dispose of medications in wastewater (e.g. down the sink or in the toilet) or in household garbage. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medications that are no longer needed or have expired.
What form(s) does this medication come in?
Each gram of white to off-white uniform cream contains mometasone furoate 1 mg. Nonmedicinal ingredients: aluminum starch octenylsuccinate, ceteareth-20, hexylene glycol, phosphoric acid to adjust the pH, propylene glycol stearate, purified water,
stearyl alcohol, titanium dioxide, white petrolatum, and white wax.
Each gram of lotion contains mometasone furoate 1 mg. Nonmedicinal ingredients: hydroxypropyl cellulose, isopropyl alcohol, phosphoric acid to adjust the pH, propylene glycol, purified water, and sodium phosphate monobasic monohydrate.
Each gram of ointment contains mometasone furoate 1 mg. Nonmedicinal ingredients: hexylene glycol, phosphoric acid to adjust the pH, propylene glycol stearate, purified water, white petrolatum, and white wax.
Who should NOT take this medication?
Do not use this medication if you:
- are allergic to mometasone or any ingredients of this medication
- have untreated bacterial, tubercular, fungal, or viral infections involving the skin (including herpes simplex, vaccinia, and chickenpox)