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Composition for MIDSONE SF

Mometasone(0.1%),Salicylic Acid(5%)

food interaction for MIDSONE SF

alcohol interaction for MIDSONE SF

pregnancy interaction for MIDSONE SF

lactation interaction for MIDSONE SF

There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Midsone sf 5%/0.1% ointment 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.
Midsone sf 5%/0.1% ointment is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.




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
Salicylic Acid(5%)


Salicylic acid is used to treat skin diseases like warts on hands and feet, acne and blemishes the skin. It is also used in other skin conditions such as psoriasis (inflammatory disease of skin causing patches of redness), dandruff, calluses, corns and diseases which cause skin dryness or scaling.

How it works

Salicylic acid belongs to a class of medication called keratolytics. It works on reducing swelling and redness and thus causing pimples to shrink. It also loosens and softens the dry, scaly skin thus causing it to peel off.

Common side effects

Vomiting, Nausea, Application site burning, Confusion, Dizziness, Diarrhoea, Shortness of breath, Fatigue, Headache, Hearing loss, Ringing in ear, Skin irritation


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Expert advice for MIDSONE SF

  • 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 MIDSONE SF


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.

Salicylic Acid

Q. Is salicylic acid good for acne/acne scars/ skin/hair/genital warts/ remove dark spots/exfoliate skin?
Salicylic acid is part of an acne cream/ointment/solution/gel/shampoo/medicated plaster. It is used for curing acne and its scars. It is also used for dandruff problems. It is not used for lightening the skin or exfoliating it. It is not used to cure genital warts. 
Q. Does salicylic acid work?
Salicylic acid works best if used for an indication at the dose prescribed by the doctor. 

Q. Does it expire?
Salicylic acid does expire and should not be used beyond the expiry date.
Q. How does salicylic acid work?
Salicylic acid is used as part of an acne cream/ointment/solution/gel/shampoo/medicated plaster. It works on reducing swelling and redness and thus causing pimples to shrink. It also loosens and softens the dry, scaly skin thus causing it to peel off. 


Content on this page was last updated on 06 September, 2014, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)