Mometasone furoate

generic for Nasonex

What is Mometasone furoate?

Common Brand(s): Elocon

This medication is used to treat skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, allergies, and rash. Mometasone decreases swelling (inflammation), itching, and redness. Mometasone is a medium-strength corticosteroid. This medication is available in several forms including cream, ointment, and lotion (solution). Your doctor will choose the type of product based on the skin condition/area of the body being treated.

Uses

  • cutaneous T-cell lymphoma
  • skin inflammation
  • seborrheic dermatitis
  • atopic dermatitis
  • contact dermatitis
  • allergic dermatitis
  • discoid lupus erythematosus
  • granuloma annulare
  • plaque psoriasis
  • pruritus ani
  • genital organ pruritus
  • lichen simplex chronicus
  • pruritus of skin
  • scalp psoriasis

Usage Instructions

Read the Patient Information Leaflet if available from your pharmacist before you start using this medication and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

This medication is for use only on certain areas of skin: do not use it on the face, groin, or underarms, or for diaper rash, unless directed to do so by your doctor.

Wash and dry your hands before using. Clean and dry the affected area. Apply as directed by your doctor, usually a thin film of medication to the affected area once daily. Gently rub in. Do not cover the treated area with bandages or other dressings unless instructed to do so by your doctor. If used near the diaper area on an infant, do not use tight-fitting diapers or plastic pants.

Do not wash or rinse the medication off immediately after applying it. Wash your hands with soap and water after each use unless you are using this medication to treat the hands. Avoid getting this medication in your eyes, nose, or mouth. If this occurs, rinse thoroughly with water and call your doctor if irritation persists.

Use this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, use it at the same time each day. Do not apply large amounts of this medication, use it more often, or use it for longer than prescribed. Your condition will not improve any faster, and your risk of side effects may increase.

Tell your doctor if your condition does not improve after 2 weeks of treatment or if it worsens.

Storage

Different brands of this medication have different storage needs. Check the product package for instructions on how to store your brand, or ask your pharmacist. Keep all medications away from children and pets.

Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company for more details about how to safely discard your product.