Mometasone furoate (METSON) is a topical corticosteroid. These medicines are put on the surface of the skin to reduce the redness and itchiness caused by certain skin problems.
In adults and children, Mometasone furoate (METSON) cream is used to reduce redness and itchiness caused by certain skin problems called psoriasis or dermatitis.
Psoriasis is a skin disease in which itchy, scaly, pink patches develop on the elbows, knees, scalp and other parts of the body.
Dermatitis is a condition brought on by the skin reacting to outside agents e.g. detergents, causing the skin to become red and itchy.
Always use mometasone furoate (Metson) cream exactly as the doctor has told. Check with the doctor or pharmacist if not sure.
Use in children: Mometasone furoate (Metson) is not recommended for children under the age of 2.
How much to use: Usually for adults and children aged 2 and above, a thin layer of mometasone furoate (Metson) Cream should be gently rubbed into the affected area of skin once a day.
Before using mometasone furoate (Metson): Always follow these instructions when using mometasone furoate (Metson): Do not use the cream on the face for more than 5 days.
Do not apply the cream to children, on any part of their body, for more than 5 days.
Do not put the cream under the child's nappy, as this makes it easier for the active drug to pass through the skin and possibly cause some unwanted effects.
Check with the doctor before covering the treated areas with a bondage or plaster. Treated areas on the face or in children should not be covered with a bondage or plaster.
Do not use a large amount of cream on large areas of the body for a long time (for example everyday for many weeks or months).
Do not use in or around the eyes, including eye-lids.
Missed Dose: If the patient forgets to use the cream at the right time, use it as soon as remembered, then carry on as before.
If the patient (or somebody else) accidentally swallows the cream, it should not produce any problems. However, if worried, see the doctor.
If using the cream more often than should, or on large areas of the body, it can affect some of the hormones.
In children, this may affect their growth and development.
If the patient has not used the cream as prescribed and has used it too often and/or for a long time, tell the doctor.
Do not use Mometasone furoate (METSON) in any of the following: if allergic (hypersensitive) to mometasone furoate, any of the other ingredients of this medicine or to other similar medicines; on any other skin problems as it could make them worse especially rosacea (a skin condition affecting the face), acne, skin atrophy (thinning of the skin), dermatitis around the mouth, genital itching, nappy rash, cold sores, chickenpox, shingles, warts, ulcerated skin, wounds, other skin infections.
Ask the doctor or pharmacist if not sure.
Talk to the doctor, pharmacist or nurse before using mometasone furoate (Metson): if the skin becomes irritated or sensitive after using mometasone furoate (Metson), stop using it and tell the doctor.
If irritation persist consult the physician.
Like all medicines, Mometasone furoate (METSON) can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
A few people may find suffering from some of the following side effects after using Mometasone furoate (METSON): allergic skin reactions, bacterial and secondary skin infections, acne, inflammation and/or infection of the hair follicles, thinning of the skin, red marks with associated prickly heat, loss of skin colour, burning, stinging, itching, tingling, excessive hair growth, softening of the skin and stretch marks.
Other side effects that may occur with topical corticosteroids are dry skin, skin irritation, dermatitis, dermatitis around the mouth, and small dilated blood vessels.
Tell the doctor or pharmacist if using, have recently used or might use any other medicines.
D07AC13 - mometasone ; Belongs to the class of potent (group III) corticosteroids. Used in the treatment of dermatological diseases.
Cream 1 mg/g (0.1% w/w) (white, homogeneous) x 10 g.