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Elocon Ointment

Last reviewed on RxList: 10/9/2020
Elocon Ointment Side Effects Center

What Is Elocon Ointment?

Elocon (mometasone furoate) Ointment is a corticosteroid prescribed for the treatment of skin conditions such as atopic dermatitis, allergic dermatitis, contact dermatitis, lupus, genital itching, plaque psoriasis, anal itching, psoriasis of the scalp, and seborrheic dermatitis.

What Are Side Effects of Elocon Ointment?

Common side effects of Elocon Ointment include:

  • skin rash,
  • itching,
  • burning,
  • redness,
  • 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,
  • crusting of treated skin,
  • stretch marks,
  • blurred vision,
  • seeing halos around lights, and
  • mood changes

Dosage for Elocon Ointment

Each gram of Elocon contains 1 mg mometasone furoate. Apply a thin film of Elocon ointment to the affected skin area once daily. As with other corticosteroids, therapy should be discontinued when control is achieved. If no improvement is seen within 2 weeks, reassessment of diagnosis may be necessary by a health care professional.

What Drugs, Substances, or Supplements Interact with Elocon Ointment?

Elocon Ointment may interact with other drugs.

Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use.

Elocon Ointment During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment with Elocon Ointment; it may harm a fetus. Caution should be exercised when Elocon ointment is administered to a woman who is breastfeeding. Safety and efficacy of Elocon ointment have not been adequately established in pediatric patients below 2 years of age.

Additional Information

Our Elocon (mometasone furoate) Ointment 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.

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Psoriasis causes the top layer of skin cells to become inflamed and grow too quickly and flake off. See Answer
Elocon Ointment Consumer Information

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Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Call your doctor at once if you have:

  • severe skin irritation;
  • blurred vision, tunnel vision, eye pain, or seeing halos around lights; or
  • high blood sugar--increased thirst, increased urination, dry mouth, fruity breath odor.

Mometasone topical can affect growth in children and should not be used long-term.

Common side effects may include:

  • red or pus-filled bumps on your skin;
  • acne; or
  • mild itching, tingling, or burning.

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.

Read the entire detailed patient monograph for Elocon Ointment (Mometasone Furoate Ointment)

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SIDE EFFECTS

Clinical Trials Experience

Because clinical trials are conducted under widely varying conditions, adverse reaction rates observed in the clinical trials of a drug cannot be directly compared to rates in the clinical trials of another drug and may not reflect the rates observed in clinical practice.

In controlled clinical trials involving 812 subjects, the incidence of adverse reactions associated with the use of ELOCON Ointment was 4.8%. Reported reactions included burning, pruritus, skin atrophy, tingling/stinging, and furunculosis. Cases of rosacea associated with the use of ELOCON Ointment have been reported.

The following adverse reactions were reported to be possibly or probably related to treatment with ELOCON Ointment during a clinical study in 5% of 63 pediatric subjects 6 months to 2 years of age: decreased glucocorticoid levels, 1; an unspecified skin disorder, 1; and a bacterial skin infection, 1. The following signs of skin atrophy were also observed among 63 subjects treated with ELOCON Ointment in a clinical trial: shininess, 4; telangiectasia, 1; loss of elasticity, 4; loss of normal skin markings, 4; and thinness, 1.

Postmarketing Experience

Because adverse reactions are reported voluntarily from a population of uncertain size, it is not always possible to reliably estimate their frequency or establish a causal relationship to drug exposure.

Postmarketing reports for local adverse reactions to topical corticosteroids include irritation, dryness, folliculitis, hypertrichosis, acneiform eruptions, hypopigmentation, perioral dermatitis, allergic contact dermatitis, secondary infection, skin atrophy, striae, and miliaria. These adverse reactions may occur more frequently with the use of occlusive dressings.

Postmarketing reports for ophthalmic adverse reactions to topical corticosteroids include blurred vision, cataracts, glaucoma, increased intraocular pressure, and central serous chorioretinopathy.

Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Elocon Ointment (Mometasone Furoate Ointment)

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QUESTION

Psoriasis causes the top layer of skin cells to become inflamed and grow too quickly and flake off. See Answer

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