Information about Mometasone

Mometasone Uses

Mometasone is used in the treatment of sneezing and runny nose due to allergies.

How Mometasone works

Mometasone is a steroid which works by blocking the production of certain chemical messengers in the body that cause inflammation (redness and swelling) and allergies.

Common side effects of Mometasone

Application site reactions (burning, irritation, itching and redness)
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Available Medicine for Mometasone

MomateGlenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd
165 to ₹3756 variant(s)
EloconFulford India Ltd
128 to ₹4605 variant(s)
HH SoneHegde and Hegde Pharmaceutical LLP
159 to ₹3183 variant(s)
MmsBritish Biologicals
268 to ₹5553 variant(s)
MetasprayCipla Ltd
3592 variant(s)
MomefloLupin Ltd
3241 variant(s)
MetatopZydus Cadila
3741 variant(s)
NasonexMSD Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
5421 variant(s)
DermanexTorrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd
1911 variant(s)
MomozTorrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd
150 to ₹2442 variant(s)

Expert advice for Mometasone

  • Mometasone helps treat inflammation, severe allergies, flare-ups of ongoing illnesses, and many other medical problems that require either reduction of inflammation or suppression of the immune system.
  • Do not use it more often or for longer than advised by your doctor.
  • Take it with food to avoid an upset stomach.
  • Mometasone can make it harder for you to fight off infections. Notify your doctor if you have any signs of infection such as a fever or sore throat.
  • Side effects such as mood changes or stomach problems can happen when you start taking Mometasone. Inform your doctor if this bothers you.
  • Do not stop taking Mometasone suddenly without talking to your doctor first as it may worsen your symptoms.

Frequently asked questions for Mometasone

Mometasone

Q. Is Mometasone an antifungal, an antibiotic or a steroid?

Mometasone is neither an antifungal nor an antibiotic. It is a corticosteroid which is used to reduce inflammation (redness, swelling) in various conditions. It is available as an ointment, cream and lotion for external application. It is also available as a nasal spray or powder for inhalation.

Q. Mometasone is effective for my child. Can I extend the treatment a little longer?

You should use Mometasone as advised by your doctor, especially in children. Using more than the recommended dose or even extending the duration may cause hormonal imbalance in your child. As a result, the child may develop puffiness or rounding of face and there could be delay in growth and development. Therefore, consult the doctor before trying any dose adjustments.

Q. What is Mometasone used for?

Mometasone is a steroid medicine which is used on the skin to relieve inflammatory and itchy skin diseases. It also helps in reducing redness, scaling and swelling associated with these conditions. Do not take this medicine without consulting your doctor.

Q. How to use Mometasone?

Mometasone should be gently rubbed into the affected skin twice daily for a maximum of about 2 weeks. In case, you do not find any considerable improvement within 2 weeks, consult your doctor for reevaluation.

Q. What should I do if I forget to use Mometasone?

If you forget to use Mometasone, do not worry and continue using Mometasone as soon as you remember. However, if you are not sure and have any other doubts, please consult your doctor.

Q. Can you use Mometasone on broken skin?

No, Mometasone should not be applied on broken skin. It is a steroid medicine which works by suppressing the immune system. It may cause varied side effects which can delay the healing process. Moreover, steroids are also known to cause skin atrophy which might worsen the associated condition.

Q. Does Mometasone cause local irritation or skin reactions?

Yes, Mometasone may cause local skin reactions like burning, itching, irritation, dryness and hypopigmentation in sensitive individuals, although it is rare. Therefore, it is important to inform your doctor if you have any history of allergy or reaction before you start therapy with this medicine. In some cases, the reason for the allergic reaction could be the added ingredients with the drug. In case of any reaction, stop the medication immediately and inform the doctor.

Q. What are the precautions that are needed to be taken while using Mometasone?

Mometasone should not be used on the face. Do not use the medication for longer periods of time than you have been advised. Do not apply a bandage or dressing to the area being treated, as this will increase absorption of the preparation and increase the risk of side-effects. This medicine should be used only when advised by the doctor. It should not be given to other people even if their condition appears to be the same.

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