Mometasone (On the skin)
Corticosteroid, Strong (About this – PubMed Health)
Uses of This Medicine
This medicine is available only with your doctor’s prescription.
Other uses (PubMed Health)
How To Use
Cream, Lotion, Ointment, Liquid
Use this medicine as directed. Tell your doctor if your symptoms do not improve after 2 weeks of using this medicine.
Do not use this medicine on the face, underarms, diaper area, or groin area unless your doctor tells you to.
Apply a thin layer of the medicine to the affected area. Rub it in gently.
Do not cover the treated area with a bandage unless directed by your doctor.
Missed dose: Apply a dose as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then and apply a regular dose. Do not apply extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.
Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light.
Drugs and Foods to Avoid
Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.
When Not To Use
This medicine is not right for everyone. Do not use it if you had an allergic reaction to mometasone.
Keep all medicine out of the reach of children. Never share your medicine with anyone.
Possible side effects
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Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:
Severe itching, burning, or skin irritation
Skin infection, such as redness, swelling, or pus, on the site of application
If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
Acne-like skin changes
Mild itching or burning on the site of application
If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
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Brand names include
Elocom, Elocon, Pms-Mometasone
There may be other brand names for this medicine.