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MOMETASONE+SALICYLIC ACID

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MOMETASONE+SALICYLIC ACID belongs to the class of ‘dermatological agents’ primarily used to treat skin diseases such as eczema and psoriasis. Eczema is a condition in which skin becomes red, itchy, and inflamed due to external agents such as soaps, dyes, or other irritants. Psoriasis is an autoimmune (immune system attacks healthy cells) skin disorder in which the skin becomes scaly, swelled up, and itchy.

MOMETASONE+SALICYLIC ACID is a combination of two medicines: Mometasone and Salicylic acid. Mometasone belongs to the corticosteroid class and has anti-inflammatory, immunosuppressive, and antiproliferative (inhibit cell growth) properties. It blocks prostaglandins production (chemical messengers) that cause inflammatory symptoms such as red, swollen, and itchy rashes. Salicylic acid is a keratolytic medicine that breaks down the clumps of keratin (protein present on the skin), removes dead skin cells, and softens the skin. It enhances the absorption of mometasone. It also acts as an anti-inflammatory and topical antibacterial agent.

You should use this medicine as prescribed by your doctor. MOMETASONE+SALICYLIC ACID may cause common side effects like itching, dryness, redness, irritation, and burning sensation at the application site. These side effects usually do not require medical attention and gradually resolve over time. However, if you notice any other symptoms or the side effects persist longer, please consult your doctor.

Do not use MOMETASONE+SALICYLIC ACID if you are allergic to Mometasone, Salicylic acid, or any other ingredients present in it. MOMETASONE+SALICYLIC ACID is not recommended for use in conditions such as pustular psoriasis (characterized by scaly, pus-filled bumps), rosacea (a skin condition affecting the face), acne, skin atrophy (thinning of the skin), dermatitis around the mouth, itching around the genitals, diaper rash, bacterial infections such as impetigo, tuberculosis (infection of the lung), syphilis (a sexually transmitted disease), recent allergic reaction to a vaccination, open wounds, broken skin, or other viral, fungal, or parasitic skin infections. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Uses of MOMETASONE+SALICYLIC ACID

Eczema, Psoriasis

Medicinal Benefits

MOMETASONE+SALICYLIC ACID is a combination of two medicines: Mometasone and Salicylic acid. Mometasone belongs to the corticosteroid class and has anti-inflammatory, immunosuppressive, and antiproliferative (inhibit cell growth) properties. It blocks prostaglandin's production (chemical messengers that cause the skin to become red, swollen, and itchy). Salicylic acid enhances the absorption of mometasone. It is a keratolytic medicine (softens, separates, and peels the skin layer), which breaks down the clumps of keratin, removes dead skin cells, and softens the skin. It is also an anti-inflammatory and topical antibacterial agent.

Directions for Use

Gently rinse the affected area with saline or water before applying MOMETASONE+SALICYLIC ACID. Pat the skin and dry it with a clean cotton towel. Apply a generous amount of MOMETASONE+SALICYLIC ACID and spread it evenly on the affected areas of the skin to form a 1/8-inch thick layer with clean and dry hands. You can also apply MOMETASONE+SALICYLIC ACID with a piece of clean cotton wool or gauze swab. Wash your hands before and after using MOMETASONE+SALICYLIC ACID on the affected areas unless the treatment is for hands.

Storage

Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight

Side Effects of MOMETASONE+SALICYLIC ACID

  • Itching
  • Dry skin
  • Redness
  • Skin irritation
  • Burning sensation

In-Depth Precautions and Warning

Drug Warnings

If you notice any persistent skin irritation, worsening of the skin disease, blurred vision, or other visual disturbances, stop using MOMETASONE+SALICYLIC ACID and inform your doctor immediately. Do not use the medicine in and around the eyes, including the eyelids. Do not smoke or go near flames as there is a risk of serious burns with the salicylic acid present in MOMETASONE+SALICYLIC ACID. MOMETASONE+SALICYLIC ACID should be avoided in newborns as it may cause dizziness or hearing disturbances.

Drug Interactions

Drug-drug interactions: MOMETASONE+SALICYLIC ACID may interact with medications used to treat HIV (nelfinavir, ritonavir, and atazanavir), a medication used to treat diabetes insipidus (desmopressin), antibiotic (clarithromycin), and antifungals (ketoconazole).

Drug-food interactions: No food interactions found.

Drug-disease interactions: MOMETASONE+SALICYLIC ACID should be used with caution in patients with diabetes, Cushing's disease (high cortisol levels), cataract or glaucoma, thyroid and pituitary diseases, heart, kidney, or liver problems.

Drug-Drug Interactions Checker List:

  • NELFINAVIR
  • RITONAVIR
  • ATAZANAVIR
  • DESMOPRESSIN
  • CLARITHROMYCIN
  • KETOCONAZOLE
  • Safety Advice

    • Safety Warning

      Alcohol

      caution

      Alcohol may cause side-effects and worsen your health condition.

    • Safety Warning

      Pregnancy

      unsafe

      MOMETASONE+SALICYLIC ACID is a category C medicine. So, it is not safe to use during pregnancy. Consult your doctor for further advice.

    • Safety Warning

      Breast Feeding

      caution

      MOMETASONE+SALICYLIC ACID may be excreted in breast milk and cause unwanted effects in the nursing baby. So, it is not recommended to be taken during breastfeeding.

    • Safety Warning

      Driving

      safe if prescribed

      MOMETASONE+SALICYLIC ACID may not affect your ability to drive.

    • Safety Warning

      Liver

      caution

      MOMETASONE+SALICYLIC ACID should be used with caution in patients with liver diseases. The dose may have to be adjusted by your doctor.

    • Safety Warning

      Kidney

      caution

      MOMETASONE+SALICYLIC ACID should be used with caution in patients with kidney diseases. The dose may have to be adjusted by your doctor.

    • Safety Warning

      Children

      caution

      MOMETASONE+SALICYLIC ACID should be used in children only if clinically needed. However, it is not recommended for use in newborns or children below 1 year of age.

    Habit Forming

    No

    Diet & Lifestyle Advise

    • Use mild soap while taking baths and prefer warm baths.
    • Regularly change your socks and wash your feet. Avoid shoes that make your feet sweaty and hot.
    • Do not walk barefoot at places like gym showers to prevent bacterial infections.
    • Do not scratch the affected area of skin as it can spread the infection to other body parts.
    • Avoid sharing towels, combs, bedsheets, shoes, or socks with others.
    • Wash your bed sheets and towels regularly.
    • Avoid or limit the intake of alcohol and caffeine.
    • Manage stress, eat healthily, drink plenty of water, exercise regularly, and get plenty of sleep.

    Special Advise

    • Do not scratch or peel over the affected skin, as it may spread to other areas.
    • Do not apply a bandage over the affected area unless suggested by your doctor.

    Patients Concern

    Disease/Condition Glossary

    Eczema: Eczema is a skin inflammatory condition characterized by red and itchy rashes. The most common cause of eczema is allergies. Contact with soaps, dyes, chemicals, or other irritants may trigger rashes. Avoiding the triggers helps to prevent flare-ups of eczema.

    Psoriasis: Psoriasis is an autoimmune skin disease characterized by red, itchy, and scaly rashes. It occurs when skin cells grow and build up rapidly, resulting in scaly rashes. It is a chronic disease and doesn’t have a permanent cure. So, to avoid flare-ups of the disease, avoid triggers such as stress and cold.

    FAQs

    MOMETASONE+SALICYLIC ACID is used to treat skin diseases such as eczema and psoriasis.

    MOMETASONE+SALICYLIC ACID is a combination of two medicines: Mometasone and Salicylic acid. Mometasone is a corticosteroid that reduces skin inflammation and its symptoms. Salicylic acid enhances the activity of mometasone and also helps to remove dead cells and soften the skin.

    MOMETASONE+SALICYLIC ACID is for topical use only. It should not be applied to the face for more than 5 days. Do not apply it on larger areas of skin. Do not cover the treated area with a bandage or plaster, especially the face, without checking with your doctor. Do not use the medicine in and around your eyes. If the medicine accidentally gets into your eyes, nose, mouth, or genitals, rinse with water thoroughly.

    MOMETASONE+SALICYLIC ACID may raise blood glucose levels by suppressing insulin (a hormone essential for glucose utilization) secretion, so patients with diabetes should consult a doctor before using MOMETASONE+SALICYLIC ACID.

    MOMETASONE+SALICYLIC ACID might improve your symptoms within the first 2 weeks of your treatment. However, if there is no improvement in your condition, consult your doctor immediately.

    MOMETASONE+SALICYLIC ACID may cause common side effects such as itching, dryness, redness, irritation, and burning sensation at the application site. These side effects usually mild and do not require medical attention.

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