Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP
Elocon Lotion (mometasone furoate) is a topical (for the skin) steroid used to treat the inflammation and itching caused by a number of skin conditions such as allergic reactions, eczema, and psoriasis. Elocon Lotion is available in generic form. Common side effects of Elocon Lotion include:
- redness, or
- dryness when you apply this medication, but effects usually only last a short time.
Other side effects of Elocon Lotion include:
- skin rash,
- thinning or softening of your skin,
- rash or irritation around your mouth,
- swollen hair follicles,
- spider veins,
- numbness or tingling,
- changes in color of treated skin,
- crusting of treated skin, or
- stretch marks.
Tell your doctor if you have severe irritation of any treated skin, or if you show signs of absorbing Elocon Lotion through your skin, such as blurred vision, or seeing halos around lights, mood changes, sleep problems (insomnia), weight gain, puffiness in your face, muscle weakness, or feeling tired.
The recommended dose of Elocon Lotion is to apply a few drops to the affected skin areas once daily and massage lightly until it disappears. It is not likely that other drugs you take orally or inject will have an effect on topically applied Elocon Lotion. But many drugs can interact with each other. Tell your doctor all prescription and over-the-counter medications and supplements you use. During pregnancy, Elocon Lotion should be used only when prescribed. It is unknown if this medication passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.
Our Elocon Lotion (mometasone furoate) Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
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 side effects may include:
- mild skin rash, itching, burning, redness, or dryness;
- thinning or softening of your skin;
- skin rash or irritation around your mouth;
- swollen hair follicles;
- spider veins;
- numbness or tingling;
- changes in color of treated skin;
- blisters, pimples, or crusting of treated skin; or
- stretch marks.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Tell your doctor about any unusual or bothersome side effect. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Read the entire detailed patient monograph for Elocon Lotion (Mometasone Furoate Lotion)
In clinical studies involving 209 patients, the incidence of adverse reactions associated with the use of ELOCON Lotion (mometasone furoate lotion) was 3%. Reported reactions included acneiform reaction, 2; burning, 4; and itching, 1. In an irritation/sensitization study involving 156 normal subjects, the incidence of folliculitis was 3% (4 subjects).
The following adverse reactions were reported to be possibly or probably related to treatment with ELOCON Lotion (mometasone furoate lotion) during a clinical study, in 14% of 65 pediatric patients 6 months to 2 years of age: decreased glucocorticoid levels, 4; paresthesia, 2; dry mouth, 1; an unspecified endocrine disorder, 1; pruritus, 1; and an unspecified skin disorder, 1. The following signs of skin atrophy were also observed among 65 patients treated with ELOCON Lotion (mometasone furoate lotion) in a clinical study: shininess 4, telangiectasia 2, loss of elasticity 2, and loss of normal skin markings 3. Striae, thinness and bruising were not observed in this study.
The following additional local adverse reactions have been reported infrequently with topical corticosteroids, but may occur more frequently with the use of occlusive dressings. These reactions are listed in an approximate decreasing order of occurrence: irritation, dryness, hypertrichosis, hypopigmentation, perioral dermatitis, allergic contact dermatitis, secondary infection, skin atrophy, striae, and miliaria.
Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Elocon Lotion (Mometasone Furoate Lotion)
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