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Elocon Lotion is a prescription topical medication used to treat various skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, allergies, and rashes. Elocon Lotion contains mometasone furoate, which is a medium-strength corticosteroid. When applied to the affected skin area, it works by reducing inflammation and itching caused by a variety of skin conditions such as inflammatory hyperkeratotic dermatosis, psoriasis, and atopic dermatitis.
Mometasone furoate works by binding to glucocorticoid receptors, which regulate the expression of genes involved in the inflammatory response. This prevents the release of inflammatory substances in the skin cells, resulting in relief from symptoms such as redness, swelling, heat, pain, and itching
Use and Dosage
Elocon Lotion is typically applied to the affected area of the skin once daily or as directed by a doctor. You should not use it on the face, groin, or underarms, or for diaper rash unless your doctor specifically directs you to do so. Before using the lotion, you should wash and dry your hands, then clean and dry the affected area. Apply a thin film of medication as directed by your doctor, gently rubbing it in. Do not cover the treated area with bandages or other dressings unless your doctor instructs you to do so.
After applying Elocon Lotion, do not wash or rinse the medication off immediately. Wash your hands with soap and water after each use unless you are treating your hands. Avoid getting the medication in your eyes, nose, or mouth. If this happens, rinse the affected area thoroughly with water and contact your doctor if irritation persists.
Use Elocon Lotion regularly at the same time each day to get the most benefit from it. Do not use larger amounts of the medication than prescribed, apply it more frequently, or continue using it for longer than recommended, as this may increase your risk of side effects. If your condition does not improve after 2 weeks of treatment or worsens, contact your doctor.
Common Side Effects of Elocon Lotion (Mometasone Furoate):
- Changes in color of treated skin
- Crusting of treated skin
- Mild itching, tingling, or burning
- Numbness or tingling
- Rash or irritation around your mouth
- Red or pus-filled bumps on your skin
- Skin rash
- Spider veins
- Stretch marks
- Swollen hair follicles
- Thinning or softening of your skin
Serious Side Effects of Elocon Lotion (Mometasone Furoate):
- Blurred vision
- Difficulty breathing
- Dry mouth
- Eye pain
- Fruity breath odor
- Increased thirst
- Increased urination
- Seeing halos around lights
- Severe skin irritation
- Swelling of your face lips tongue or throat
- Tunnel vision
Forms and Strength
Elocon Lotion (Mometasone Furoate) is available in the following forms and strength:
Elocon Lotion: Lotion
- Elocon Lotion should not be used on the face, underarms, or groin area unless directed by a doctor.
- Elocon Lotion should not be used to treat diaper rash.
- Elocon Lotion may increase the risk of developing skin infections and should not be used to treat infections unless directed by a doctor.
- Long-term use of Elocon Lotion may increase the risk of developing other skin conditions or thinning of the skin. It should not be used for prolonged periods without the supervision of a doctor.
- If you experience a rash, itching, or swelling while using Elocon Lotion, you should stop using it and contact your doctor.
- Avoid getting Elocon Lotion in your eyes or mouth.
- Elocon Lotion should be used with caution in children and pregnant or breastfeeding women, and only under a doctor's supervision.
- Elocon Lotion may interact with other medications, including other corticosteroids, so it is important to inform your doctor of all medications you are taking before using Elocon Lotion.
- If you have diabetes or a weakened immune system, you may be more susceptible to infections while using Elocon Lotion.
- Do not apply bandages or other dressing over the treated area without your doctor's approval.
- If you have a history of certain skin conditions, such as rosacea or acne, you should use Elocon Lotion with caution, as it can worsen these conditions.
- Do not use Elocon Lotion if there is an active ingredient that you are allergic to.
- Elocon Lotion should be stored at room temperature and kept away from heat and sunlight.
- As with any medication, follow the instructions provided by your doctor and contact them if you have any questions or concerns about using Elocon Lotion.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Can Elocon Lotion be used on the face?
Elocon Lotion should not be used on the face unless directed by a doctor.
Does Elocon Lotion interact with other medications?
Elocon Lotion may interact with other medications, including other corticosteroids. Inform your doctor of all medications you are taking before using Elocon Lotion.
Can Elocon Lotion be used for a long period of time?
Long-term use of Elocon Lotion may increase the risk of developing other skin conditions or thinning of the skin. It should not be used for prolonged periods without the supervision of a doctor.
How long does it take for Elocon Lotion to work?
The onset of action of Elocon Lotion may vary depending on the severity of the condition being treated, but improvement is typically seen within a few days to two weeks of starting treatment.
Can Elocon Lotion be used to treat fungal infections?
Elocon Lotion should not be used to treat fungal infections, as it may worsen the infection or hide the symptoms of the infection.
It's important to purchase Elocon Lotion from verified Canadian pharmacy.