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Elocon Ointment is a prescription medication used to treat various skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, and allergic reactions. It contains the active ingredient mometasone furoate, which is a type of corticosteroid.
Elocon Ointment is classified as a "potent" corticosteroid, meaning that it is one of the stronger types of corticosteroids available for topical use. The medication works by reducing inflammation and suppressing the immune response in the affected area of the skin.
Uses and Dosage
To use Elocon ointment, follow the instructions provided by your doctor or on the medication label. Typically, Elocon ointment should be applied to the affected area of the skin once a day, in a thin layer, and rubbed in gently. Do not use more of the medication than recommended or for longer than prescribed. Avoid applying Elocon ointment on your face unless your doctor has specifically directed you to do so. Store Elocon ointment at room temperature and away from moisture and heat.
Common Side Effects of Elocon Ointment (Mometasone Furoate):
- Blurred vision
- Changes in color of treated skin
- Crusting of treated skin
Serious Side Effects of Elocon Ointment (Mometasone Furoate):
- Mood changes
- Numbness or tingling
- Rash or irritation around your mouth
- Seeing halos around lights
- Skin rash
- Spider veins
- Stretch marks
- Swollen hair follicles
- Thinning or softening of your skin
Form and strength
Elocon Ointment (Mometasone Furoate) is available in the following forms and strength:
Elocon Ointment: Ointment
- 10% mcg
Mometasone Furoate: Ointment
- Do not use Elocon ointment on open wounds, infected or oozing areas of the skin, or areas of the skin that have recently received a vaccine.
- Do not use Elocon ointment for longer than recommended, as long-term use may increase the risk of side effects such as skin thinning, easy bruising, or stretch marks.
- Elocon ointment may cause skin irritation or allergic reactions, such as rash or hives. If you experience any of these symptoms, stop using the medication and contact your doctor.
- Elocon ointment may interact with other medications or medical conditions, inform your doctor of any other medications you are taking or medical conditions you have.
- Elocon ointment may not be appropriate for use during pregnancy or while breastfeeding, as it may be absorbed into the bloodstream and potentially affect the developing fetus or nursing baby.
- Only use Elocon ointment as directed by your doctor, and do not share it with others, as it may be harmful to them.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Is Elocon ointment safe to use during pregnancy?
Consult with your doctor before using Elocon ointment during pregnancy or while breastfeeding. This medication should only be used if the potential benefits outweigh the potential risks.
Can Elocon ointment be used by children?
Elocon ointment may be used by children over two years of age, but only under the supervision of a doctor.
Can Elocon ointment be used on the face?
Elocon ointment should not be used on the face, unless specifically directed by your doctor. It is generally not recommended to use any potent steroid ointment on the face due to the increased risk of side effects.
How long does it take for Elocon ointment to work?
The amount of time it takes for Elocon ointment to work may vary depending on the severity of your condition. You may notice an improvement in your symptoms within a few days of starting treatment.
Can I use Elocon ointment for a skin infection?
No, Elocon ointment should not be used if you have an infection on the skin. It may worsen the infection or mask the symptoms of the infection, making it harder to diagnose and treat.
How should I store Elocon ointment?
Store Elocon ointment at room temperature, away from moisture and heat. Do not freeze or refrigerate the medication. Keep it out of reach of children and pets.
What should I do if I miss a dose of Elocon ointment?
If you miss a dose of Elocon ointment, apply it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule.
It's important to purchase Elocon Ointment from verified Canadian pharmacy.