Mometasone Furoate Ointment
Available by prescription, mometasone furoate ointment is used to relieve inflammation and itching caused by various skin problems, such as dermatitis, psoriasis, and eczema. This ointment is applied directly on the affected areas of the skin once daily. It works by reducing inflammation and suppressing an overactive immune system. Possible side effects may include acne, burning, and tingling.
What Is Mometasone Furoate Ointment?Mometasone furoate ointment (Elocon®) is a prescription skin medication that comes in the form of an ointment. It belongs to a group of medications known as topical steroids and is used to treat inflammation and itching due to a wide variety of skin conditions, such as eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis, and allergic reactions.
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Are There Side Effects?Just like any medicine, mometasone furoate ointment may cause side effects. However, not everyone who uses the drug will experience problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well.
If reactions do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
Common side effects of mometasone furoate ointment include but are not limited to:
- Thin, weakened skin
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