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Monovate Lotion

Prescription Required
Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

Monovate Lotion belongs to a group of medicines called steroid. It is used to treat allergic conditions. It relieves inflammation, itching, and redness of various skin disorders. It works by preventing the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation.

Monovate Lotion is only meant for external use and should be used as advised by your doctor. You should normally wash and dry the affected area before applying a thin layer of the medicine. Avoid any contact with your eyes, nose, or mouth. Rinse it off with plenty of water if you accidentally get it in these areas. Avoid covering the treated area with airtight dressings such as bandages unless directed by a doctor.

Using of the medicine may cause burning sensation and irritation at the site of application. These are temporary and usually go away with time. However, if they persist or worsen, let your doctor know.

Uses of Monovate Lotion

Benefits of Monovate Lotion

In Allergic skin conditions

Monovate Lotion is effective in treating allergic skin conditions with inflammation and itching such as eczema, psoriasis, and dermatitis. It works by reducing the actions of chemicals in the body that cause inflammation of the skin. When used correctly it is a safe and effective treatment. In treating psoriasis, it reduces the scaly, itchy patches which may develop on the elbows, knees, scalp, and other parts of the body. In treating eczema and dermatitis, it reduces the redness, rash, pain or itchiness caused by your skin’s reaction to an irritant. It thus improves your self-esteem and confidence as your appearance changes.
You should always use the cream or ointment as prescribed and only apply the amount you have been told to. Keep using it for as long as it is prescribed to get the full benefits.

Side effects of Monovate Lotion

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Monovate

  • Skin irritation
  • Erythema (skin redness)

How to use Monovate Lotion

This medicine is for external use only. Use this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Shake it well and apply to the area evenly.

How Monovate Lotion works

Monovate Lotion is a steroid. It works by blocking the production of certain chemical messengers (prostaglandins) that make the skin red, swollen and itchy.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Monovate Lotion may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Monovate Lotion is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
No interaction found/established
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

What if you forget to take Monovate Lotion?

If you miss a dose of Monovate Lotion, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
Monovate Lotion
₹1.3/ml of Lotion
Betadip 0.05% Lotion
Glenwell Pharma
₹1.71/ml of Lotion
32% costlier

Quick Tips

  • Monovate Lotion is used to treat the redness, swelling, itching, and discomfort of various skin conditions.
  • It should be applied to the affected areas as a thin film two or three times daily, or as advised by your doctor.
  • Don't use it more often or for longer than advised by your doctor.
  • Don't cover the area being treated with airtight dressings such as bandages unless directed by a doctor, as this may increase the risk of side effects.
  • If you think the area of skin you are treating has become infected you should stop using Monovate Lotion and consult your doctor.
  • Consult your doctor if your skin condition has not improved after 2 weeks of treatment. 
  • Monovate Lotion can be taken with or without food, but try to have it at same time every day.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Glucocorticoids
Habit Forming
No

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Monovate with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Diadose, Abacus, Disorb
SERIOUS
Brand(s): M Spirin, Aspirin, Asalite
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Samlodon, Amodep, Amleod
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Hospicin B
SERIOUS

Patient Concerns

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Allergic skin conditions in leg
Dr. Atula Gupta
Dermatology
kindly send the Pictures of affected area.
Too much itching, allergic and skin disorder
Dr. Banashree Majumdar
Dermatology
Aloederm lotion twice daily for 2 weeks and tab Alaspan 10 mg once at night for 2 weeks.
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FAQs

Q. What is Monovate Lotion? What is it used for?

Monovate Lotion belongs to a group of medicines called steroids, also known as corticosteroids. Monovate Lotion is used to treat various allergic skin conditions (e.g., eczema, dermatitis, allergies, rash). Monovate Lotion effectively reduces symptoms such as swelling, itching and redness associated with such conditions.

Q. Is Monovate Lotion good for burns?

No, Monovate Lotion should never be applied in those areas of the skin that have burns, cuts or scrapes. If Monovate Lotion accidently gets onto such areas, rinse the area thoroughly with water. It is advisable that you use this medicine only as directed by your doctor to avoid any adverse effects and worsening of your condition.

Q. How does Monovate Lotion work?

Monovate Lotion works by decreasing the inflammation caused by allergies. It reduces inflammation by blocking the release of certain natural substances that cause allergic symptoms such as swelling, redness and pain.

Q. How long does Monovate Lotion take to start working?

The time required by Monovate Lotion to start showing its effects may differ from person to person. Usually, it starts showing relief within 8 hours of starting Monovate Lotion. It may even take several days before you see maximum benefits. In order to improve your symptoms faster, it is important to take the medicine regularly to gain maximum benefit from the medicine.

Q. How to use Monovate Lotion?

Before using Monovate Lotion, clean and dry the affected area. Gently and thoroughly massage it into the skin. Be careful not to get the medication in your eyes or mouth. If Monovate Lotion gets in your eyes accidentally, wash with plenty of water and call your doctor if your eyes are irritated.

Q. What precautions do I need to take while using Monovate Lotion?

Be careful not to get Monovate Lotion into your eyes or mouth. If you happen to get it in your eyes, rinse off with plenty of water immediately and contact your doctor. You must not use Monovate Lotion if you are allergic to it or any of its ingredients. Tell your doctor if you notice any allergic reaction while using it for the first time. Inform your doctor if you are taking any medicines regularly to prevent any allergic reaction with other medicines. Do not cover the area being treated with Monovate Lotion with a bandage, as this may increase absorption of this medicine and increase the side effects. Do not use more than what is recommended to relieve your symptoms faster. Using more than what is advised will only increase the side effects. Also, let your doctor know if you are planning to conceive. Pregnant and breastfeeding mothers should use Monovate Lotion only if prescribed by the doctor.

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