Mometasone helps relieve inflammation and itch that may occur with certain skin problems such as psoriasis (skin disorder characterized by thick, red patches of skin covered by thick, white or silvery scales) and dermatitis (inflammation of the skin).
Apply Mometasone exactly as directed by your doctor or according to the instructions on the label. Do not use more often or longer than than instructed by your doctor.
If you have been given a cream, ointment or lotion, follow these steps:
- Wash your hands.
- Clean and dry affected area before application.
- Rub Mometasone gently on the skin or scalp until it disappears. Do not cover, wrap or bandage the area unless instructed by the doctor.
- Wash your hands after using.
- Replace the cap of the tube.
Avoid contact with eyes or mouth. Rinse immediately with water if this medicine gets into your eyes or mouth. Alert your doctor if you start to have any problems with your eyes.
Do not use with occlusive dressing unless instructed by the doctor.
Mometasone must be used regularly for it to be effective. Continue using this medicine until your skin problem is controlled. If you will be using Mometasone for a long time, do not stop using it suddenly as this may worsen your condition. Your doctor may want to reduce the dose of Mometasone gradually before stopping it completely.
Apply the missed dose as soon as you remember.
DO NOT double a dose under any circumstances.
If you often forget to use your medicine, let your doctor and pharmacist know.
Do not take Mometasone if you ever had an allergic reaction (rashes, breathlessness, swollen eyes) to similar medicines such as clobetasone, hydrocortisone, triamcinolone, and fluocinonide.
Alert your doctor if you have the following conditions:
- skin manifestations relating to tuberculosis (TB) or syphilis ( a sexually-transmitted disease or STD)
- viral skin lesions (e.g. chickenpox or shingles, cold sores, genital herpes)
- fungal, bacterial, and parasitic skin infections
- acne and other acne-like skin condition
as Mometasone may not be suitable for you.
Let your doctor know if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Be sure to check with your doctor or pharmacist before giving this medicine to a child.
Do not apply on skin that is broken , infected or discharging fluid or pus.
Do not apply Mometasone on your face, groin, or armpits unless instructed by your doctor to do so.
Do not apply Mometasone to large areas of your skin.
Inform your doctor if your condition does not improve or if it worsens.
Mometasone may cause any of the following side effects: burning, tingling/stinging, itching, irritation, drying, softening, and thinning of the skin.
Other side effects include any of the following: small red bumps around hair follicles, excessive hair growth and changes in skin tone.
If you develop rashes, breathlessness, swollen mouth or eyes, stop using the medicine and inform your doctor quickly. These could be signs of an allergic reaction.
Inform your doctor if any of these side effects do not go away or are severe, or if you experience other side effects.
Let your doctor know if you are using any other creams, ointments or other medicines on the affected area.
Always notify your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including herbal tonics such as traditional Chinese medicines, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription.
Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children.
Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.