Elomet

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Generic Name: Elomet Brand Name(s): Generics only. No brands available.

Uses

What is Elomet® (Mometasone furoate) used for?

Elomet® is commonly used for relieving the itching and inflammation of numerous skin conditions. This medication is sometimes prescribed for other uses; ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

How should I take Elomet® (Mometasone furoate)?

To use Elomet® cream or ointment, apply a thin film to the affected skin areas once daily.

To apply the lotion, place a few drops on the affected areas once daily and massage lightly until it disappears. To be most effective and economical, hold the nozzle of the bottle very close to the affected areas and gently squeeze.

Apply the missed dose as soon as you remember it and apply the remaining doses for that day at evenly spaced intervals if more than one dose a day is indicated by your doctor. Do not apply a double dose to make up for a missed dose.

How do I store Elomet® (Mometasone furoate)?

Elomet® is best stored at room temperature away from direct light and moisture. To prevent drug damage, you should not store Elomet® in the bathroom or the freezer. There may be different brands of Elomet® that may have different storage needs. It is important to always check the product package for instructions on storage, or ask your pharmacist. For safety, you should keep all medicines away from children and pets.

You should not flush Elomet® down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. It is important to properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist for more details about how to safely discard your product.

 

Precautions & warnings

What should I know before using Elomet® (Mometasone furoate)?

Before using Elomet®, tell your doctor if you:

  • Are allergic to Elomet® or any other drugs.
  • Have an infection or have ever had cataracts, glaucoma, or diabetes.
  • Are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding. If you become pregnant while using Elomet®, call your doctor.
  • Are allergic to Elomet® or any other drugs.
  • Have an infection or have ever had cataracts, glaucoma, or diabetes.

Is it safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?

There are no adequate studies in women for determining risk when using Elomet® during pregnancy or while breastfeeding. Please always consult with your doctor to weigh the potential benefits and risks before taking Elomet®. Elomet® is pregnancy risk category C, according to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

FDA pregnancy risk category reference below:

  • A=No risk
  • B=No risk in some studies
  • C=There may be some risk
  • D=Positive evidence of risk
  • X=Contraindicated
  • N=Unknown

Side effects

What side effects can occur from Elomet® (Mometasone furoate)?

Side effects could happen when using Elomet®:

  • Acne
  • Skin sores
  • Burning
  • Itching
  • Irritation
  • Dryness
  • Skin infection
  • Changes in skin color

If you experience any of the following symptoms, call your doctor immediately:

  • Infected in treated area (red, warm, or swollen)
  • Pus oozes from treated area
  • Skin problem

Not everyone experiences these side effects. There may be some side effects not listed above. If you have any concerns about a side-effect, please consult your doctor or pharmacist.

 

Interactions

What drugs may interact with Elomet® (Mometasone furoate)?

Elomet® may interact with other drugs that you are currently taking, which can change how your drug works or increase your risk for serious side effects. To avoid any potential drug interactions, you should keep a list of all the drugs you are using (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. For your safety, do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any drugs without your doctor’s approval.

Does food or alcohol interact with Elomet® (Mometasone furoate)?

Elomet® may interact with food or alcohol by altering the way the drug works or increase the risk for serious side effects. Please discuss with your doctor or pharmacist any potential food or alcohol interactions before using this drug.

What health conditions may interact with Elomet® (Mometasone furoate)?

Elomet® may interact with your health condition. This interaction may worsen your health condition or alter the way the drug works. It is important to always let your doctor and pharmacist know all the health conditions you currently have.

Dosage

The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. You should ALWAYS consult with your doctor or pharmacist before using Elomet® (Mometasone furoate).

What is the dose of Elomet® (Mometasone furoate) for an adult?

Elomet® comes as a topical cream, ointment, and lotion. It usually is applied externally once a day.

What is the dose of Elomet® (Mometasone furoate) for a child?

The dosage has not been established in pediatric patients. It may be unsafe for your child. It is always important to fully understand the safety of the drug before using. Please consult with your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

How is Elomet® (Mometasone furoate) available?

Elomet® is available in the following dosage forms and strengths:

  • Cream 0,1%, ointment 0,1%, and lotion 0,1 %

What should I do in case of an emergency or overdose?

In case of an emergency or an overdose, call your local emergency services or go to your nearest emergency room.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose of Elomet®, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your regular dose as scheduled. Do not take a double dose.

Hello Health Group does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

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Review Date: December 29, 2016 | Last Modified: January 4, 2017

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