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METASPRAY 0.05%W/V/0.01%W/V/0.25%W/V SPRAY

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food interaction for METASPRAY

alcohol interaction for METASPRAY

pregnancy interaction for METASPRAY

lactation interaction for METASPRAY

There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Metaspray 0.05%w/v/0.01%w/v/0.25%w/v spray may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Either animal studies have shown adverse effect on fetus and there are no human studies or studies in human and animals are not available. It should be given only if potential benefits justifies risk to the fetus. Please consult your doctor.
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.


Mometasone(0.05% w/v)


Mometasone is used to treat used to treat the inflammation and itching caused by a number of skin conditions such as allergic reactions, eczema, and psoriasis. It is also used to relieve symptoms of hay fever, allergies of nose and  nasal polyps (fleshy swelling inside the nose).

How it works

Mometasone belongs to a category of drugs called as corticosteroids. It works by reducing the production of substances in the body that cause inflammation and allergies.

Common side effects

Acne, Dry skin, Burning sensation, Skin infection, Changes in skin color, Abscess, Itching, Skin irritation
Benzalkonium Chloride(0.01% w/v)


Bladder irrigation, ear, eye, nose and throat irrigation, gingivitis, perodontal diseases, preoperative disinfection of unbroken skin, stomatitis, thrush, tonsillitis, urethral irrigation.

How it works

The mode of action of benzalkonium chloride appears to be associated with the effect on the cytoplasmic membrane, which controls cell permeability.

Common side effects

Paralysis of respiratory muscle, Allergic contact dermatitis, Apprehension, Collapse, Coma, Convulsion, Cyanosis (bluish discoloration of the skin), Death, Shortness of breath, Muscle weakness, Restlessness, Vomiting
Phenylethyl Alcohol(0.25% w/v)


It is used in the treatments of psoriasis, seborrhoeic dermatitis and dandruff. It also helps remove scales and debris on the scalp that occur with psoriasis and cradle cap.

How it works


Common side effects


No substitutes found

Expert advice for METASPRAY

  • Do not take the medicine If you are allergic to it or to any other content in the medicine.
  • Inform your doctor before taking the medicine if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or breast-feeding a baby.
  • Do not use mometasone cream to treat diaper rash.

Frequently asked questions for METASPRAY


Q. Is mometasone a steroid drug?
Yes. Mometasone is a steroid drug.
Q. Is Mometasone available or sold over the counter?
No. Mometasone is a prescription drug. It is not available or sold over the counter.
Q. Is mometasone the same as hydrocortisone?
No. Mometasone and hydrocortisone are different drugs; although both are steroids.
Q. Is mometasone safe?
Yes. Mometasone is relatively safe if used as recommended. In case of any side-effects, consult your doctor.
Q. Does mometasone treat ringworm/acne/eczema?
Mometasone does not treat ringworm/acne or eczema. It only treats the symptoms of inflammation related to the above conditions.
Q. Does mometasone cause weight gain?
There is no evidence of mometasone causing weight gain. If you notice any such symptom, please consult your doctor.
Q. Does mometasone lighten skin?
Yes. Mometasone may lighten the area of skin which is darkened due to any infection.

Benzalkonium Chloride

Q. Is benzalkonium chloride the same as rubbing alcohol?
No. Benzalkonium chloride is not as same as rubbing alcohol.
Q. Is benzalkonium chloride antifungal?
Yes, benzalkonium chloride is known to be antifungal to some extent. 
Q. Does benzalkonium chloride kill viruses?
No. Benzalkonium does not kill viruses.
Q. Is benzalkonium chloride bleach?
No. Benzalkonium chloride is not bleach. 
Q. Does benzalkonium chloride kill MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus)/ staph (Staphylococcus Aureus)?
Yes, higher concentrations of benzalkonium chloride can kill MRSA / staph present on the skin.
Q. Does benzalkonium chloride work for cold sores?
Yes. Benzalkonium chloride is effective for treatment of cold sores.

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Content on this page was last updated on 05 May, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)