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Generic: mometasone topical
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It is used to treat skin problems that may cause itching, redness, and swelling
               



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What is this medicine?

MOMETASONE (moe MET a sone) is a corticosteroid. It is used to treat skin problems that may cause itching, redness, and swelling.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
  • acne or rosacea
  • any type of active infection
  • large areas of burned or damaged skin
  • skin wasting or thinning
  • an unusual or allergic reaction to mometasone, steroids, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • breast- feeding

How should I use this medicine?

This medicine is for external use only. Do not take by mouth. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Wash your hands before and after use. Apply a thin film to the affected area and rub in gently. Do not bandage or wrap the skin being treated unless directed to do so by your doctor or health care professional. Do not use on healthy skin or over large areas of skin. Do not get this medicine in your eyes. If you do, rinse it out with plenty of cool tap water. Use your doses at regular intervals. Do not use your medicine more often than directed or for a longer period of time than ordered by your doctor or health care professional. To do so may increase the chance of side effects.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. While this drug may be prescribed for children as young as 2 years of age for selected conditions, precautions do apply. Do not use this medicine on the diaper area of a child. Diapers or plastic pants are considered air tight bandages and may increase the amount of medicine that is absorbed and increase the risk of serious side effects.

Elderly patients are more likely to have damaged skin through aging, and this may increase side effects. This medicine should only be used for brief periods and infrequently in older patients.

               
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