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Elocon Ointment

ELOCON®
(mometasone furoate) Ointment 0.1%

For Dermatologic Use Only
Not for Ophthalmic Use

DRUG DESCRIPTION

ELOCON® (mometasone furoate) Ointment, 0.1%, contains mometasone furoate, USP for dermatologic use. Mometasone furoate is a synthetic corticosteroid with antiinflammatory activity.

Chemically, mometasone furoate is 9(,21-dichloro-11®,17- dihydroxy-16(-methylpregna-1,4-diene-3,20-dione 17-(2-furoate), with the empirical formula C27H30CI2O6, a molecular weight of 521.4 and the following structural formula:

ELOCON® (mometasone furoate) structural formula illustration

Mometasone furoate is a white to off-white powder practically insoluble in water, slightly soluble in octanol, and moderately soluble in ethyl alcohol.

Each gram contains: 1 mg mometasone furoate, USP in an ointment base of hexylene glycol NF; phosphoric acid NF; propylene glycol stearate (55% monoester); white wax NF; white petrolatum USP; and purified water, USP.

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.

Less serious...

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What are the precautions when taking mometasone furoate ointment (Elocon Ointment)?

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...

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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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