What do you need to know about Elocon cream?

ELOCON (mometasone furoate) Cream, 0.1% contains mometasone furoate for topical use. Mometasone furoate is a synthetic corticosteroid with anti-inflammatory activity.

Is it safe to use Elocon for diaper rash?

Do not use Elocon to treat diaper rash. Do not use this medicine on any child without a doctor’s advice. Children can absorb larger amounts of this medication through the skin and may be more likely to have side effects. Elocon may not be safe to use on a child for longer than 3 weeks. Elocon is not FDA-approved…

How often can you use Elocon for psoriasis?

Studies performed with ELOCON Cream indicate that it is in the medium range of potency as compared with other topical corticosteroids. In a study evaluating the effects of mometasone furoate cream on the HPA axis, 15 grams were applied twice daily for 7 days to six adult subjects with psoriasis or atopic dermatitis.

What are the side effects of Elocon on rabbits?

In rabbits, mometasone furoate caused multiple malformations (e.g., flexed front paws, gallbladder agenesis, umbilical hernia, hydrocephaly) at topical doses of 150 mcg/kg and above (approximately 0.2 times the estimated maximum clinical topical dose from ELOCON Cream on a mcg/m² basis).

Elocon ( mometasone) is a topical corticosteroid. It reduces the actions of chemicals in the body that cause inflammation. Elocon is available as a cream, lotion, ointment, or solution and is used to treat skin conditions such as allergic reactions, eczema, and psoriasis. Elocon reduce symptoms such as pain, redness, warmth,…

How old do you have to be to take Elocon?

Elocon is not FDA-approved for use by anyone younger than 2 years old. Tell your doctor if you have any type of skin infection. Also tell your doctor if you have diabetes. Topical steroid medicines absorbed through the skin may increase the glucose (sugar) levels in your blood or urine.

How much mometasone is in Elocon lotion?

Each gram of Elocon Lotion, 0.1% contains 1 mg mometasone furoate in a colorless, clear to translucent lotion base of hydroxypropyl cellulose, isopropyl alcohol (40%), propylene glycol, purified water and sodium phosphate monobasic monohydrate.

Where can I find medical information for Elocon?

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