What condition does Mometasone Furoate treat?
Mometasone Furoate is a cream medication used to treat skin conditions such as:
This medication decreases swelling or inflammation, redness, and itching. This is a medium-strength corticosteroid. Mometasone Furoate is a type of medicine known as a topical corticosteroid. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) already approved this medication.
How does Mometasone Furoate work?
Mometasone Furoate acts inside the skin cells to stop the release of these inflammatory substances. This decreases redness, swelling, and itching. It also helps prevent scratching that can further irritate the skin.
Skin inflammation occurs when an allergic reaction or irritation of the skin causes various substances to be released into the skin. It makes the blood vessels widen and results in the irritated area becoming swollen, red, painful, and itchy.
How to use Mometasone Furoate?
The recommended amount of cream is based on your condition and response.
Wash and dry your hands before using. Clean and dry the affected area. It is usually applied as a thin film of medication to the affected area once a day. Gently rub the cream.
Do not wash or rinse off right away the cream after applying it. Wash your hands with soap and water after each use unless you are using it to treat the hands. Avoid getting the cream in your eyes, mouth, or nose. If it happens, rinse right away with water and call your doctor.
What are the side effects of Mometasone Furoate?
- Skin rash
- Numbness or tingling
- Stretch marks
- Irritation around your mouth
- Changes in the color of treated skin
- Thinning or softening of your skin
- Crusting of treated skin
What are the precautions in using Mometasone Furoate?
- Before using this cream, tell your doctor if you have any allergies. This may have inactive ingredients that may cause an allergic reaction.
- You should not apply this on the infected skin or open wound.
- Do not share this with others even if they have the same condition as yours.
- Tell your doctor if you have an infection or have ever had diabetes or Cushing’s syndrome.
- Inform your doctor and pharmacist what nonprescription and prescription medications, nutritional supplements, and vitamins you are taking or plan to take. Make sure to mention other corticosteroid medications and other topical medications, if you are taking them.
- It is important to follow the instruction when using a steroid skin treatment. This helps to avoid side effects.
- Only use this medication for skin treatment if your doctor prescribes it for you. Do not use someone else’s medication.
- Generally, this prescription is not recommended for sensitive skin on your face. Only use it on your face if your doctor tells you to do so.
- Mometasone skin treatments will not help with conditions such as rosacea or acne.
- Only use this medication on large areas of your body or for long periods if your doctor tells you to do so.
- Most adults and children aged 2 years and older can use this medication for skin treatments.