Generic Elocon (0.01% 5)
Mometasone 0.1% cream
What is this medicine?
MOMETASONE is a corticosteroid. It is used to treat skin problems that may cause itching, redness, and swelling.
What should my health care professional know before I take thismedicine?
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
- acne orrosacea
- any type of active infection
- large areas of burned or damaged skin
- skin wasting or thinning
- an unusual or allergic reaction to mometasone, steroids, othermedicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
- pregnant or trying to get pregnant
How should I use this medicine?
This medicine is for external use only. Do not take by mouth. Wash your hands before and afteruse. Apply a thin film to the affected area and rub in gently. Do notbandage or wrap the skin being treated unless directed to do so by yourdoctor or health care professional. Do not use on healthy skin or overlarge areas of skin. Do not get this medicine in your eyes. If you do,rinse it out with plenty of cool tap water.
Use your doses at regularintervals. Do not use your medicine more often than directed or for alonger period of time than ordered by your doctor or health careprofessional. To do so may increase the chance of side effects.
Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine inchildren. While this drug may be prescribed for children as young as 2years of age for selected conditions, precautions do apply.
Do not usethis medicine on the diaper area of a child. Diapers or plastic pantsare considered air tight bandages and may increase the amount ofmedicine that is absorbed and increase the risk of serious side effects.
Elderly patients are more likely to have damaged skin through aging, andthis may increase side effects. This medicine should only be used forbrief periods and infrequently in older patients.
Overdosage: If you think you have applied too much of this medicinecontact a poison control center or emergency room at once.
NOTE: This medicine is only for you. Do not share it with others.
What if I miss a dose?
If you miss a dose, skip that dose and continue with your regularschedule. Do not use extra doses, or use for a longer period of timethan directed by your doctor or health care professional.
What may interact with this medicine?
Interactions are not expected. Do not use any other skin productswithout telling your doctor or health care professional.
Give yourhealth care provider a list of all the medicines, herbs,non-prescription drugs, or dietary supplements you use. Also tell themif you smoke, drink alcohol, or use illegal drugs. Some items mayinteract with your medicine.
What should I watch for while taking this medicine?
Tell your doctor or health care professional if your symptoms do not getbetter within 2 weeks.This medicine may increase your risk of getting an infection. Tell yourdoctor or health care professional if you are around anyone with measlesor chickenpox, or if you develop sores or blisters that do not healproperly.
What side effects may I notice from this medicine?
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health careprofessional as soon as possible:
- painful, red, pus filledblisters in hair follicles
- severe burning and continued itching of the skin
- thinning of the skin with easy bruising
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention(report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue orare bothersome):
- burning, itching, or irritation of the skin
- increased redness or scaling of the skin
This list may not describe all possible side effects.
Where can I keep my medicine?
Keep out of the reach of children.
Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degreesF) away from heat and direct light. Do not freeze. Throw away anyunused medicine after the expiration date.