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Elocon Medication - Uses & Side Effects

Elocon is mostly known as mometasone topical. Mometasone is a topical steroid. It reduces or inhibits the actions of chemicals in the body that cause inflammation, redness, and swelling.

Elocon Dosage

  • A thin strip of mometasone cream or ointment or a few drops of the lotion are applied to the affected area two to four times everyday.
  • The lotion should be massaged gently into the skin until it disappears.
  • Elocon cream and ointment may be used for children aged 2 and older, but not for more than 3 weeks.

Uses of Elocon

  • Elocon may be advised for using the patients who have allergic conditions such as eczema, and psioriasis.
  • Elocon is used on the skin to relieve the redness, swelling, itching and discomfort of many skin problems and other types of dermatitis.
  • Elocon Lotion is also used on the scalp and hairy parts of the body.

Side Effects of Elocon

  • No serious systemic side effects are expected unless a large amount of mometasone topical is used for a long period of time.
  • If the drug is being absorbed into your system, you may experience blurred vision, halos around lights, an irregular heartbeat, insomnia, mood changes, weight gain, or fatigue.
  • If you experience any unusual side effects, notify your doctor.
  • Less serious side effects are more likely to occur. You may experience some redness, blistering, burning, itching, or peeling.

Warning and precautions before taking Elocon:

  • Remember, Elocon is for external use only. Avoid getting it into your eyes, may be it will cause irritations on eyes.
  • Do not use it to treat anything other than the condition for which it was prescribed.
  • If your skin becomes irritated, call your doctor.
  • If you have any kind of skin infection, tell your doctor before you start using Elocon.
  • Do not use Elocon cream or ointment on your face, underarms, or groin area unless your doctor tells you to.

Drug Interaction:-

  • There are no known interactions between mometasone skin preparations and other drugs.
  • Tell your prescriber or health care professional about other skin products you are using.
  • Do not apply mometasone at the same site as other skin preparations without advice.
Overdose

Symptoms of Elocon overdose may include:

  • Acne
  • Depression
  • Excessive hair growth
  • High blood pressur
  • Insomnia
  • Moon-faced appearance
  • Obese trunk
  • Paranoia
  • Stretch marks

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