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Elocon

What is Elocon

Mometasone is a topical steroid. It reduces or inhibits the actions of chemicals in the body that cause inflammation, redness, and swelling.

Mometasone is used to treat inflammation caused by a number of conditions such as allergic reactions, eczema, and psoriasis.

Elocon may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.

General medical information about Elocon

Do not use plastic bandages, dressings, or diapers that do not allow air to circulate to the area (occlusive dressings) unless your doctor directs you to do so. The use of occlusive dressings can greatly increase the amount of drug the body absorbs. If you do use an occlusive dressing, do not use it for more than 12 hours a day.

Do not use Elocon to treat any area of the body that it is not prescribed for. This could be dangerous.

Elocon is approved for use by children 2 years of age and older for up to 3 weeks. Use Elocon cautiously, and only under the supervision of a doctor, to treat a child. Children are more sensitive to the effects of Elocon.

Who should not use Elocon

Return to your doctor if the condition does not improve or if it gets worse. Elocon alone will not treat the condition if it is a bacterial, fungal, or viral infection.

Elocon is in the FDA pregnancy category C. This means that it is not known whether Elocon will harm an unborn baby. Do not use this medication without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant. If it is necessary to use mometasone during pregnancy, the smallest amount possible should be applied, for the shortest time necessary to treat the condition, under the supervision of a doctor.

It is not known whether mometasone passes into breast milk. Do not use Elocon without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.

Mometasone is approved for use by children 2 years of age and older for up to 3 weeks. Use Elocon cautiously, and only under the supervision of a doctor, to treat a child. Children are more sensitive to the effects of Elocon.

How should you use Elocon

Apply the medication exactly as directed by your doctor. If you do not understand these directions, ask your pharmacist, nurse, or doctor to explain them to you.

Wash your hands before and after each application, unless you are using Elocon to treat a hand condition.

Apply a small amount to the affected area and rub it gently into the skin.

Use caution on areas

Where the skin creases, such as armpits, knees, and elbows. These areas may absorb more medication. Also, avoid the eyes, mouth, and mucous membranes.

If you need to protect the area, it can be covered with a breathable cotton-gauze dressing. Avoid using plastic, occlusive dressings that do not allow air to circulate to the area. Plastic pants and diapers may be harmful if used over Elocon on a child.

Do not use Elocon to treat any area of the body that it is not prescribed for. This could be dangerous.

Store Elocon at room temperature away from moisture and heat.

If you miss a dose:

Apply the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the dose you missed and apply the next regularly scheduled dose. Do not use a double dose of this medication unless otherwise directed by your doctor.

What happens if you overdose:

An overdose of Elocon is not likely to occur. If the medication is ingested, or if a large amount is used over a large area and side effects are experienced, call an emergency room or a poison control center for advice.

What should you avoid while using Elocon

Do not use plastic bandages, dressings, or diapers that do not allow air to circulate to the area (occlusive dressings) unless your doctor directs you to do so. The use of occlusive dressings can greatly increase the amount of drug the body absorbs. If you do use an occlusive dressing, do not use it for more than 12 hours a day.

Avoid using other topical medications, harsh or abrasive soaps, or cosmetics on the affected area without first talking to your doctor.

Possible side effects of Elocon

No serious systemic side effects are expected unless a large amount of Elocon is used for a long period of time. If the drug is being absorbed into your system, you may experience blurred vision, halos around lights, an irregular heartbeat, insomnia, mood changes, weight gain, or fatigue. If you experience any unusual side effects, notify your doctor.

Less serious side effects are more likely to occur. You may experience some redness, blistering, burning, itching, or peeling. Continue to use Elocon and talk to your doctor.

Other local side effects may also occur, especially with prolonged use of Elocon. These include thinning of the skin, prolonged redness, and stretch marks.

Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome.

What other drugs will affect Elocon

Avoid using other topical medications, harsh or abrasive soaps, or cosmetics on the affected area without first talking to your doctor.

Drugs other than those listed here may also interact with Elocon. Talk to your doctor and pharmacist before taking or using any other prescription or over-the-counter medicines.

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