Skingen Biotech Mometasone Furoate

Skingen Biotech Mometasone Furoate



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Skingen Biotech
Full Prescribing Info
Mometasone furoate.
Each gram contains: Mometasone (as furoate) 1 mg.
Mometasone furoate is used for the relief of inflammation and pruritic manifestations of corticosteroid responsive dermatoses.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Apply to affected area in thin layers, by smoothing gently into the skin preferably after a bath once daily or as prescribed by the physician. A "steroid holiday" of at least 2 weeks be considered in children after each 2 or 3 weeks of daily topical therapy to allow thinned epidermis to restore itself and maintain its barrier function.
Contraindicated in the presence of acute infections uncontrolled by appropriate antimicrobial therapy, ulcerative conditions, rosacea, pruritus, children less than one (1) year of age and in patients with hypersensitivity to the drug or any of its components.
Special Precautions
Avoid contact with the eyes. Should not be applied with an occlusive dressing to large areas of the body. Long-term topical use is best avoided, especially in children. Patients already receiving corticosteroids are more susceptible to infection, the symptoms of which, moreover, may be masked until an advanced stage has been reached.
Adverse Reactions
Adverse effects of Mometasone are the following: loss of skin collagen and subcutaneous atrophy, local hypopigmentation of deeply pigmented skins, hypersensitivity reactions, mobilization of calcium and phosphorus, with osteoporosis and spontaneous fractures, muscle wasting and nitrogen depletion and hyperglycemia with accentuation or precipitation of the diabetic state. The insulin requirements of diabetic patients are increased. Increased appetite is often reported. Impaired tissue repair and immune function can lead to delayed wound healing, and increased susceptibility to infection. Increased susceptibility to all kinds of infection, including septicemia, tuberculosis, fungal infections, and viral infections, has been reported in patients on corticosteroid therapy. Infections may also be masked by the anti-inflammatory, analgesic, and antipyretic effects of glucocorticoids. The increased severity of varicella and measles may lead to a fatal outcome in non-immune patients receiving systemic corticosteroid therapy. Other adverse effects include menstrual irregularities, amenorrhea, hyperhidrosis, skin thinning, ocular changes including development of glaucoma and cataract, mental and neurological disturbances, benign intracranial hypertension, acute pancreatitis and avascular necrosis of bone. An increase in the coagulability of the blood may lead to thromboembolic complications. Peptic ulceration has been reported but reviews of the literature do not always agree that corticosteroids are response for an increased incidence. Adverse effects should be treated symptomatically, with the corticosteroid dosage reduced or slowly withdrawn where possible.
Drug Interactions
Concurrent use of barbiturates, carbamazepine, phenytoin, primidone, or rifampicin may enhance the metabolism and reduce the effects of corticosteroids. Conversely oral contraceptives or ritonavir may increase plasma concentrations of corticosteroids. Use of corticosteroids with potassium-depleting diuretics, such as thiazides or furosemide, may cause excessive potassium loss. There is also an increased risk of hypokalemia with concurrent amphotericin B or bronchodilator therapy with xanthines or beta2 agonists. There may be an increased incidence of gastrointestinal bleeding and ulceration when corticosteroids and requirements of antidiabetic drugs and antihypertensive may be increased. Corticosteroids may decrease serum concentrations of salicylates and may decrease the effect of anticholinesterases in myasthenia gravis.
Store at temperatures not exceeding 30°C.
ATC Classification
D07AC13 - mometasone ; Belongs to the class of potent (group III) corticosteroids. Used in the treatment of dermatological diseases.
Cream (tube) 1 mg/g (0.1% w/w) 15 g x 1's.
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