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(mometasone furoate) Lotion 0.1%
For Dermatologic Use Only
Not for Ophthalmic Use
ELOCON (mometasone furoate topical solution) Lotion, 0.1%, contains mometasone furoate, USP for dermatologic use. Mometasone furoate is a synthetic corticosteroid with anti-inflammatory activity.
Chemically, mometasone furoate is 9α,21-dichloro-11β,17-dihydroxy-16α- methylpregna-1,4-diene-3,20-dione 17-(2-furoate), with the empirical formula C27H30Cl2O6, a molecular weight of 521.4 and the following structural formula:
Mometasone furoate is a white to off-white powder insoluble in water, freely soluble in acetone and in methylene chloride and sparingly soluble in heptane.
Each gram of ELOCON Lotion, 0.1%, contains: 1 mg mometasone furoate, USP in a lotion base of isopropyl alcohol (40%), propylene glycol, hydroxypropylcellulose, sodium phosphate monobasic monohydrate and water. May also contain phosphoric acid used to adjust the pH to approximately 4.5.
What are the possible side effects of mometasone topical (Elocon)?
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Stop using this medication and call your doctor at once if you have severe irritation of any treated skin, or if you show signs of absorbing mometasone topical through your skin, such as:
- blurred vision, or seeing halos around lights;
- mood changes;
- sleep problems (insomnia);
- weight gain, puffiness in your face; or
- muscle weakness, feeling tired.
What are the precautions when taking mometasone furoate lotion (Elocon Lotion)?
Before using mometasone, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: poor blood circulation, diabetes, immune system problems.
Corticosteroids can make skin infections worse and more difficult to treat. Tell your doctor if you have a skin infection so it can be treated. Tell your doctor promptly if your condition does not improve or if you have worsening skin symptoms.
Rarely, using corticosteroid medications for a long time or over large areas of skin can make it more difficult...
Last reviewed on RxList: 2/15/2008
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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