Elocon is a prescription drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat skin inflammation and itching associated with skin conditions that respond to corticosteroids in people ages 2 and older. Elocon is also known by its drug name, mometasone furoate.
Elocon is a potent corticosteroid. Elocon is believed to work by suppressing immune system activity.
How do I take it?
Prescribing information states that Elocon is applied topically to the affected area once daily.
Elocon comes in the form of a cream.
The FDA-approved label for Elocon lists common side effects including burning, itching, skin atrophy (thinning and wrinkling of skin and/or visible depressions), boils, and rosacea (a skin rash that causes redness). Topical corticosteroids have also been known to cause red or white bumps on the skin, acne, excessive hair growth, skin atrophy (thinning and wrinkling of skin and/or visible depressions), stretch marks, spider veins, and perioral dermatitis (rash around the mouth).
Rare but serious side effects for corticosteroids include high blood sugar and reversible hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis suppression (a dysfunction of the adrenal system).
For more details about this treatment, visit:
Elocon — RxList
Prescription Topical Treatment — National Eczema Association
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