Elocon Lotion Uses
- Side effects
- Elocon Lotion indications
- Uses of Elocon Lotion in details
- Elocon Lotion description
- Elocon Lotion dosage
- Elocon Lotion interactions
- Elocon Lotion side effects
- Elocon Lotion contraindications
What is Elocon Lotion?
Elocon Lotion (mometasone) is a topical steroid. It reduces the actions of chemicals in the body that cause inflammation.
Elocon Lotion is used to treat the inflammation and itching caused by a number of skin conditions such as allergic reactions, eczema, and psoriasis.
Elocon Lotion may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Elocon Lotion Indications
ELOCON Lotion (mometasone furoate lotion), 0.1%, is a medium potency corticosteroid indicated for the relief of the inflammatory and pruritic manifestations of corticosteroid-responsive dermatoses. Since the safety and efficacy of ELOCON Lotion (mometasone furoate lotion) have not been established in pediatric patients below 12 years of age, its use in this age group is not recommended.
Elocon Lotion Lotion (mometasone furoate lotion), 0.1%, is a medium potency corticosteroid indicated for the relief of the inflammatory and pruritic manifestations of corticosteroid-responsive dermatoses. Since safety and efficacy of Elocon Lotion Lotion (mometasone furoate lotion) have not been established in pediatric patients below 12 years of age, its use in this age group is not recommended..
How should I use Elocon Lotion?
Use Elocon Lotion lotion as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.
- Shake well before each use.
- Apply a small amount of Elocon Lotion lotion to the affected area once a day. Gently rub the medicine in until it is evenly distributed. Wash your hands immediately after using Elocon Lotion lotion, unless your hands are part of the treated area.
- If you miss a dose of Elocon Lotion lotion, use it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not use 2 doses at once.
Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Elocon Lotion lotion.
Uses of Elocon Lotion in details
Elocon Lotion is used to treat symptoms of allergic rhinitis (hay fever), perennial rhinitis (symptoms lasting almost a year) and nasal polyps (fleshy swelling inside the nose). It is used to treat inflammation and various skin conditions like eczema (inflammation and blistering on skin in patches causing redness and bleeding), psoriasis (red, itchy, scaly patches on skin), and dermatitis (redness and swelling of skin due to allergy).
Elocon Lotion description
Cream: Each gram of Mometasone furoate (Elocon Lotion) Cream contains 1 mg mometasone furoate.
Ointment: Each gram of Mometasone furoate (Elocon Lotion) Ointment contains 1 mg mometasone furoate.
Lotion: Each gram of Mometasone furoate (Elocon Lotion) Lotion contains: 1 mg of mometasone furoate.
The Mometasone furoate (Elocon Lotion*) Cream, Ointment and Lotion formulations contain mometasone furoate (SCH 32088), a synthetic 17-heterocyclic corticosteroid with anti-inflammatory, antipruritic and vasoconstrictive properties, which is presently being therapeutically used for the treatment of corticosteroid responsive dermatoses, such as psoriasis and atopic dermatitis.
Mometasone furoate, 9,21-dichloro-11β,17-dihydroxy-16α-methylpregna-1,4-diene-3,20-dione 17-(2)-furoate, is a synthetic, anti-inflammatory corticosteroid whose steroid nucleus is the 16α-methyl analog of beclomethasone, but with a 21-chloro group and a novel (2)-furoate 17-ester function. The empirical formula is C27H30CI2O6 and Molecular Weight (MW) is 521.44.
Excipients/Inactive Ingredients: Cream: White petrolatum, white wax, propylene glycol stearate, stearyl alcohol and ceteareth-20, hexylene glycol, titanium dioxide, aluminum starch octenylsuccinate, purified water and phosphoric acid to adjust the pH.
Ointment: Hexylene glycol, white wax, propylene glycol stearate, white petrolatum, purified water, and phosphoric acid to adjust the pH.
Lotion: Isopropyl alcohol, hydroxypropyl cellulose, sodium phosphate monobasic monohydrate, propylene glycol, purified water, and phosphoric acid, if needed, to adjust the pH.
Elocon Lotion dosage
Apply a thin film of Elocon Lotion to the affected skin areas once daily. Elocon Lotion may be used in pediatric patients 2 years of age or older. Since safety and efficacy of Elocon Lotion have not been established in pediatric patients below 2 years of age; use in this age group is not recommended.
Therapy should be discontinued when control is achieved. If no improvement is seen within 2 weeks, reassessment of diagnosis may be necessary. Safety and efficacy of Elocon Lotion in pediatric patients for more than 3 weeks of use have not been established.
Elocon Lotion should not be used with occlusive dressings unless directed by a physician. Elocon Lotion should not be applied in the diaper area if the child still requires diapers or plastic pants, as these garments may constitute occlusive dressing.
Elocon Lotion is for topical use only. It is not for oral, ophthalmic, or intravaginal use.
Avoid use on the face, groin, or axillae.
Dosage Forms And Strengths
Cream, 0.1%. Each gram of Elocon Lotion contains 1 mg of mometasone furoate in a white to the off-white smooth and homogenous cream base.
Storage And Handling
Elocon Lotion is white to off-white in color and supplied in 15-gram (NDC 0085-3149-01) and 50-gram (NDC 0085-3149-03) tubes.
Store at 25°C (77°F); excursions permitted to 15-30°C (59-86°F). Avoid excessive heat.
Manufactured for: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., a subsidiary of Merck & Co., Inc., Whitehouse Station, NJ 08889, USA. Manufactured by: Schering-Plough Labo NV Heist-op-den-Berg, Belgium. Revised: Apr 2013
Elocon Lotion interactions
No drug-drug interaction studies have been conducted with Elocon Lotion.
Elocon Lotion side effects
Applies to Elocon Lotion: topical application cream, topical application lotion, topical application ointment, topical application solution
In addition to its needed effects, some unwanted effects may be caused by Elocon Lotion (the active ingredient contained in Elocon Lotion). In the event that any of these side effects do occur, they may require medical attention.
Major Side Effects
You should check with your doctor immediately if any of these side effects occur when taking Elocon Lotion:
- Burning and itching of the skin with pinhead-sized red blisters
- increased hair growth on the forehead, back, arms, and legs
- lightening of normal skin color
- lightening of treated areas of dark skin
- reddish purple lines on the arms, face, legs, trunk, or groin
Elocon Lotion contraindications
Use this medication exactly as directed on the label, or as it has been prescribed by your doctor. Do not use the medication in larger amounts or for longer than recommended.
Topical steroid medicine can be absorbed through the skin, which may cause steroid side effects throughout the body.
Do not cover treated skin areas with a bandage or other covering unless your doctor has told you to. If you are treating the diaper area of a baby, do not use plastic pants or tight-fitting diapers. Covering the skin that is treated with Elocon Lotion can increase the amount of medicine your skin absorbs, which may lead to unwanted side effects. Follow your doctor’s instructions.
Do not use this medication on a child without a doctor’s advice. Children are more likely to absorb large amounts of a topical steroid through the skin. Steroid absorption in children may cause unwanted side effects, or a delay in growth with long-term use. Talk with your doctor if you think your child is not growing at a normal rate while using this medication over a long treatment period.
Contact your doctor if your condition does not improve within 2 weeks of using this medicine, or if you develop signs of a bacterial, fungal, or viral skin infection.
Active ingredient matches for Elocon Lotion:
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- DrugBank. “Mometasone”. http://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB00764
- MeSH. “Anti-Allergic Agents”. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/68…