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Mometasone Furoate Ointment Side Effects

While many people do not have problems while using mometasone furoate ointment, side effects may occur and can include acne, burning, and thinning and weakening of the skin. These types of reactions are usually minor and easy to treat. However, there are also some problems that are potentially serious and should be reported to a healthcare provider right away, including hallucinations, swelling, or extreme aggression.

An Introduction to Side Effects of Mometasone Furoate Ointment

Just like any medicine, mometasone furoate ointment (Elocon®) can cause side effects. However, not everyone who uses the medication will have problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with mometasone furoate ointment. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)

Mometasone Furoate Ointment Side Effects to Report

Some side effects of mometasone furoate ointment are potentially serious and should be reported immediately to your healthcare provider. These include but are not limited to:
  • High blood pressure (hypertension)
  • High blood sugar (hyperglycemia) or diabetes
  • Infections
  • Ruptured tendons
  • Psychotic reactions, such as hallucinations or extreme aggression
  • Glaucoma
  • Severe fluid retention
  • Signs of an allergic reaction, such as:
    • An unexplained rash
    • Hives
    • Itching
    • Unexplained swelling
    • Difficulty breathing or swallowing.

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