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Mometasone Furoate

Mometasone Furoate

What Is Mometasone Topical?

Mometasone is a topical steroid. It reduces the actions of chemicals in the body that cause inflammation.

Mometasone topical (for the skin) is used to treat skin conditions such as allergic reactions, eczema, and psoriasis.

Mometasone topical may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

Follow all directions on your medicine label and package. Tell each of your healthcare providers about all your medical conditions, allergies, and all medicines you use.

You should not use this medicine if you are allergic to mometasone.

What may interact with this medicine?

Interactions are not expected. Do not use any other skin products without telling your doctor or health care professional.

This list may not describe all possible interactions. Give your health care provider a list of all the medicines, herbs, non-prescription drugs, or dietary supplements you use. Also tell them if you smoke, drink alcohol, or use illegal drugs. Some items may interact with your medicine.

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Tell your doctor or health care professional if your symptoms do not get better within 2 weeks.

This medicine may increase your risk of getting an infection. Tell your doctor or health care professional if you are around anyone with measles or chickenpox, or if you develop sores or blisters that do not heal properly.

How to use mometasone

Before you start using the preparation, read the manufacturer's printed information leaflet from inside the pack. It will give you more information about topical steroids and will provide you with a full list of the side-effects that you may experience from using them.

Apply a small amount to the areas of skin which are inflamed, once a day. Then gently rub it into the skin until it has disappeared. If you are using a scalp application, apply a few drops to your hair and rub it in gently. You can apply it to either dry or wet hair. Do not use mometasone on any open sores or any infected areas of skin.

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:

  • Painful, red, pus filled blisters in hair follicles
  • Severe burning and continued itching of the skin
  • Thinning of the skin with easy bruising

Where should I keep my medicine?

Keep out of the reach of children.

Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F) away from heat and direct light. Do not freeze. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.

Are there any other precautions or warnings for this medication?

Diabetes: When mometasone is used over large areas of the body for prolonged periods or under dressings that don't breathe it is possible that enough medication will absorb into the bloodstream to affect blood sugar levels

Eyes: Use this medication with care on lesions close to the eye. Getting the medication in the eye can increase the risk of increased eye pressure, glaucoma, or cataracts.

Infections: You may experience an infection in the treated area while using a topical (skin-applied) corticosteroid

Internal absorption: Absorption of topical corticosteroids will increase if large areas are treated or if you use dressings that don't breathe.

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