Information about Mometasone

Mometasone Uses

Mometasone is used in the treatment of Skin conditions with inflammation & itching.

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

Headache, Sore throat, Itching, Nosebleeds, Viral infection, Upper respiratory tract infection, Vomiting
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Expert advice for Mometasone

  • Mometasone 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.
  • Do not use it more often or for longer than advised by your doctor.
  • Do not 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 Mometasone and consult your doctor.
  • Consult your doctor if your skin condition has not improved after 2 weeks of treatment.

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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