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MOMETASONE FUROATE

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MOMETASONE FUROATE belongs to the class of medicines called ‘corticosteroids’ used to reduce inflammation (swelling), itchiness and redness caused by certain skin problems called dermatitis or psoriasis. Dermatitis is a common skin condition associated with dry, itchy, or swollen skin. Psoriasis is a condition in which skin cells multiply faster than normal, resulting in white scales and itchy, dry patches. 

MOMETASONE FUROATE contains Mometasone furoate, a potent corticosteroid that works by acting inside skin cells and inhibits the release of certain inflammatory substances in the body that cause redness, itching, and swelling. When the skin reacts to any allergens, such substances are released normally.

Use MOMETASONE FUROATE as prescribed. You are advised to use MOMETASONE FUROATE for as long as your doctor has recommended it based on your condition. MOMETASONE FUROATE is for external use only. Avoid contact of MOMETASONE FUROATE with nose, mouth, or eyes. In case MOMETASONE FUROATE comes in contact with these areas accidentally, rinse with water thoroughly. Some people may experience inflamed hair follicles, acne, thinning of the skin, itching, stinging, tingling or burning sensation. Most of these side effects do not require medical attention and gradually resolve over time. However, if the side effects persist or worsen, please consult your doctor.

If you are allergic to Mometasone furoate or any other medicines, please tell your doctor.  If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, please inform your doctor before using MOMETASONE FUROATE. MOMETASONE FUROATE is not recommended for children for long-term use as it may lead to slow growth. Contact your doctor immediately if you notice vision changes after using MOMETASONE FUROATE. Stop using MOMETASONE FUROATE and contact your doctor if your skin becomes sensitive or irritated. Do not cover or wrap the treated area with a bandage unless advised by your doctor. Avoid using MOMETASONE FUROATE for more than five days in children and on the face. Avoid using MOMETASONE FUROATE in or around the eyes, including eyelids. Do not use MOMETASONE FUROATE on large areas of the body or for longer.

Uses of MOMETASONE FUROATE

Swelling, redness, and itching due to Psoriasis or Dermatitis

Medicinal Benefits

MOMETASONE FUROATE contains Mometasone furoate, a potent corticosteroid used to reduce inflammation (swelling), itching and redness caused by certain skin problems called dermatitis or psoriasis. It acts inside skin cells and inhibits the release of certain inflammatory substances in the body that cause redness, itching, and swelling. When the skin reacts to any allergens, such substances are released normally.

Directions for Use

Cream/Ointment: It is only for external use. Take a small amount of cream/ointment on the fingertip and apply it as a thin layer on the clean and dry affected area as advised by your doctor. Avoid contact with cream/ointment with the nose, mouth or eyes. In case of accidental contact with these areas, rinse with water thoroughly. Wash your hands before and after using cream/ointment if your hands are not affected. Lotion: Shake the bottle well. Apply it evenly to the affected area as advised by the doctor.

Storage

Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight

Side Effects of MOMETASONE FUROATE

  • Inflamed hair follicles
  • Acne
  • Thinning of the skin
  • Itching
  • Stinging, tingling or burning sensation

In-Depth Precautions and Warning

Drug Warnings

Please tell your doctor if you are allergic to Mometasone furoate or other medicines.  If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, please inform your doctor before using MOMETASONE FUROATE. MOMETASONE FUROATE is not recommended for children for long-term use as it may lead to slow growth. Contact your doctor immediately if you notice vision changes after using MOMETASONE FUROATE. Stop using MOMETASONE FUROATE and contact your doctor if your skin becomes sensitive or irritated. If you use MOMETASONE FUROATE for psoriasis, your doctor may review the progress regularly. If your condition reoccurs shortly after stopping treatment with MOMETASONE FUROATE, within two weeks, do not restart using MOMETASONE FUROATE without consulting your doctor. Do not cover or wrap the treated area with a bandage unless advised by your doctor. Avoid using MOMETASONE FUROATE for more than five days in children and on the face. Avoid using MOMETASONE FUROATE in or around the eyes, including eyelids. Do not use MOMETASONE FUROATE on large areas of the body or for longer.

Drug Interactions

Drug-Drug Interactions: Inform your doctor if you are using or have recently used any other medicines.

Drug-Food Interactions: No interaction found.

Drug-Disease Interactions: If you have rosacea (redness and often red, small, pus-filled bumps on the face), acne, skin atrophy (thinning of the skin), perioral dermatitis (redness and swelling of the skin around the mouth), cold sores, genital itching, chickenpox, shingles, warts, wounds, ulcerated skin, please inform your doctor before using MOMETASONE FUROATE.

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Safety Advice

  • Safety Warning

    Alcohol

    consult your doctor

    The interaction of MOMETASONE FUROATE with alcohol is unknown. Please consult a doctor if you have any concerns regarding this.

  • Safety Warning

    Pregnancy

    consult your doctor

    Limited data is available on the effect of MOMETASONE FUROATE in pregnancy. Hence, if you are pregnant or planning pregnancy, inform your doctor before using MOMETASONE FUROATE. Your doctor may prescribe this medicine if the benefits outweigh the risks.

  • Safety Warning

    Breast Feeding

    consult your doctor

    Limited data is available on the effect of MOMETASONE FUROATE in breastfeeding. Hence, if you are a nursing mother, inform your doctor before using MOMETASONE FUROATE. Your doctor may prescribe this medicine if the benefits outweigh the risks.

  • Safety Warning

    Driving

    safe

    MOMETASONE FUROATE usually does not affect your ability to drive or operate machinery.

  • Safety Warning

    Liver

    consult your doctor

    If you have any concerns regarding the use of MOMETASONE FUROATE in patients with liver problems, please consult a doctor.

  • Safety Warning

    Kidney

    consult your doctor

    If you have any concerns regarding the use of MOMETASONE FUROATE in patients with kidney problems, please consult a doctor.

  • Safety Warning

    Children

    caution

    MOMETASONE FUROATE is not recommended for children below two years of age.

Habit Forming

No

Diet & Lifestyle Advise

  • Eat foods rich in quercetin (a flavonoid), such as apples, cherries, broccoli, spinach and blueberries.

  • Consuming food rich in probiotics helps in developing the immune system against allergies.

  • Limit intake of food that might trigger allergies, such as dairy products, soy, eggs, and nuts.

  • Avoid the consumption of foods with excess sugar, as it may flare up inflammation.

  • Include fruits, vegetables, whole grains, healthy fats, and fish in your diet.

  • Reducing stress and maintaining a regular sleep pattern would be helpful.

  • Avoiding getting in contact with harsh soaps, detergents, and rough fabrics.

Patients Concern

Disease/Condition Glossary

The swelling of the skin occurs when an allergic reaction or skin irritation releases several substances in the skin that widens blood vessels and cause itching, redness, pain, and swelling in the irritated area.

Dermatitis is a common skin condition associated with itchy, red or swollen skin. It occurs when the skin reacts to outside agents such as detergents.

Psoriasis is a condition in which skin cells multiply faster than normal, resulting in white scales and itchy, dry patches. It affects the knees, elbows, scalp and other body parts.

FAQs

MOMETASONE FUROATE is used to treat swelling, redness, and itching due to psoriasis or dermatitis.

MOMETASONE FUROATE contains Mometasone furoate, a potent corticosteroid that works by acting inside skin cells and inhibiting the release of certain inflammatory substances in the body that cause redness, itching, and swelling. Such substances are released normally when the skin reacts to any allergens.

No, MOMETASONE FUROATE is not used to treat diaper rash as it makes mometasone furoate pass through the skin easily and cause unwanted effects. Please consult a doctor if you have any concerns regarding the use of MOMETASONE FUROATE for children.

You are recommended to use MOMETASONE FUROATE on the face only if advised by your doctor and not use it for more than five days on the face as the skin on the face thins easily. Avoid the use of plaster or bandages on the treated areas of the face.

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