Elocon Cream 10gm belongs to the class of medicine called ‘potent corticosteroid’ used to reduce inflammation, redness, irritation and itchiness caused by certain skin problems and allergic symptoms of hay fever. An allergic condition is an immune system response to a foreign substance (allergens) that is not typically harmful to your body, including certain foods, pollen, or pet dander.
Many chemical messengers called histamines are released, which causes skin and other respiratory allergies with symptoms like watery eyes, itchy nose/throat/skin, redness, and inflammation. It is used to treat redness and itching caused by certain skin conditions called psoriasis or dermatitis.
Psoriasis is an autoimmune disorder that results in itchy and scaly rashes on the skin. Dermatitis is a generalised term for inflammation of the skin.
Elocon Cream 10gm contains ‘Mometasone furoate’ that blocks various chemical messengers (like histamine) involved in allergic and non-allergic mediated inflammation. Elocon Cream 10gm reduces inflammation, itchiness, and redness by preventing infection-fighting white blood cells (WBCs) from travelling to the affected area of your body.
It treats various allergy-related respiratory conditions, including allergic rhinitis (allergy symptoms with itchy/watery eyes and stuffy nose), hay fever (seasonal allergy), and allergic skin conditions psoriasis and dermatitis. It reduces the release of inflammatory mediators (chemicals that cause inflammation). When used as the topical form, it causes constriction of blood vessels decreasing the access of cells to the site of injury. This effect helps in reducing the swelling, pain, itching, and discomfort.
Elocon Cream 10gm is available as a cream, lotion, ointment, and nasal spray. Take or apply Elocon Cream 10gm exactly as your doctor has prescribed it. The common side effects of Elocon Cream 10gm include excessive hair growth, burning, stinging, itching, loss of skin colour for topical dosage form, and nasal spray, including headaches, respiratory tract infection, sore nose, or throat.
Most of these side effects of Elocon Cream 10gm do not require medical attention and gradually resolve over time. However, if the side effects persist or worsen, please consult your doctor.
If you are allergic to Elocon Cream 10gm or any other ingredients, please tell your doctor. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, please inform your doctor before using Elocon Cream 10gm. Elocon Cream 10gm topical is not recommended for children aged below two years, and Elocon Cream 10gm nasal spray is not recommended for children aged below three years.
Also, Elocon Cream 10gm is not recommended for children for long-term use as it may affect their growth. Do not use Elocon Cream 10gm nasal spray if you have recently had an operation/injury on your nose. Do not use Elocon Cream 10gm topical if you have other skin conditions such as acne, genital itching, dermatitis around the mouth, warts, wounds, and other skin infections.
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Uses of Elocon Cream 10gm
Psoriasis, Dermatitis, Allergy
Elocon Cream 10gm contains ‘Mometasone furoate’ a corticosteroid, primarily prescribed as a short-term medication to treat and prevent various allergic symptoms in the body, including respiratory and skin allergies. It reduces inflammation, itchiness, and redness by preventing infection-fighting white blood cells (WBCs) from travelling to the affected area.
It also blocks the chemical messenger (histamine) responsible for causing allergic symptoms in our body. Effectively, Elocon Cream 10gm helps treat symptoms associated with a wide range of skin allergies and other allergic conditions like hay fever, allergic rhinitis.
Directions for Use
Nasal spray: Gently insert the bottle tip into the nostril. Close the other nostril that is not receiving the medication. Breathe in deeply through that nostril as you squeeze the bottle. Remove the bottle and sniff once or twice. Keep breathing deeply in a slow manner.Topical: Clean and dry the affected area. Then, apply a thin layer of the medicine to the affected area. Wash your hands before and after use.
Use the medicine as recommended by your doctor. Do not take more than the recommended dose. Do not use other creams or moisturizers at the same time. Do not apply to broken skin or open wounds. Make sure that this medicine does not get into the eyes. If the medication gets accidentally into the eyes, rinse with water thoroughly.
ABOUT THE DRUG:
Mometasone Furoate, also sold under the brand name Asmanex, Elocon among several other brands, is a corticosteroid drug. It decreases the effects of the chemicals that cause redness, swelling, or inflammation. Mometasone Furoate is used to heal the inflammation and itching due to a host of skin conditions like allergic reactions, psoriasis, or eczema.
USES OF THE DRUG:
The anti- inflammatory actions of the drug is helpful in treating inflammatory skin conditions such as dermatitis or eczema. This topical drug is sold under various brand names in the market.
WORKING OF THE DRUG:
Mometasone Furoate is an anti inflammatory drug. It operates by preventing the release of enzymes which lead to the swelling, pain, and irritation associated with these conditions.
Elocon 5 gm is manufactured by Schering Corporation, India.
DOSAGE FORM AND STRENGTHS:
The topical drug is available on our website in the following strengths and dosage form:
Elocon 5 gm cream
Elocon 5 ml lotion
DO NOT TAKE THIS DRUG IF YOU:
Are allergic to this drug or any of the other ingredients of this medicine
Have any kind of skin infections caused by any bacteria, virus or fungi
If you have a wound on the skin due to sunburn, windburn, dryness, chapping, or irritation, or on an open wound. Do not apply on any open wound or severely damaged skin.
Are pregnant or breast feeding, ask your doctor that whether this medicine is safe for the unborn baby or for a young breast feeding baby.
TELL YOUR DOCTOR IF YOU:
Have blood pressure or kidney problems
Have serious liver problem
Have serious heart complaint
Have kidney problems
Have bleeding problems
Have stomach ulcerative colitis
HOW MUCH TO TAKE THE DRUG?
Use the cream, strictly according to your doctor’s direction or according to the instructions on the medication label. A pea sized amount of cream enough to apply to the whole affected area is generally advised.
Do not alter the dosage unless your doctor advises you to do so. Also, do not use this medication after the prescribed period is over. All medications come with a patient leaflet. Refer to the instructions in them for detailed information of that particular medication. Always store this medicine in a cool and dry place.
HOW TO TAKE THE DRUG?
Before using take a skin allergy test by applying a small amount of cream on an unbroken patch of skin and check for any kind of irritation or allergy of the skin towards the product.
After the skin test wash and dry the affected area to make the infected area free of any kind of dirt. Gently rub in the medicine into the skin until it is evenly distributed. Wash-off the medicine from the hands. Apply it religiously as per doctor?s indications so as the skin lightening process is faster. Proper care of the infected area is necessary. Time to time application of the cream will prove beneficial.
FOR HOW LONG TO TAKE?
Use this medicine as long as the doctor tells you to take. Use the medication exactly as directed. Never use more or less of it or use it more often than prescribed by your doctor.
Chances of overdose are very less yet you may require medical help in case you fell any kind of discomfort. In such a case visit nearest healthcare center or call your doctor immediately.
In case you forget to apply the dose, skip the dose and take the next dose on the recommended time period if it?s too late but if it?s less than 1 hour of the skipping then go and apply it. Never apply too much of the product to balance the missed dose.
SIDE EFFECTS OF ELOCON CREAM 10GM:
- Peeling off
- Stinging of the skin
- Scaling of skin
- Swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue
- Dryness and cracking of the skin if applied around eyes or nose, minor redness or burning sensation at the site of application
- Blister formation or crusting of the skin
COMMON DRUG INTERACTIONS:
Certain other drugs can interact with Elocon and increase the risk of serious problems. So, it is necessary to consult your doctor about the drug you may have been using. He is the one who will inform you about that whether you need to continue the drug or not.
Ask your doctor to get the full list of the drugs needed to be avoided while taking the drug as they may interfere it and may cause adverse effects.
THINGS TO REMEMBER:
One should not exceed the dose prescribed by doctor
Avoid sunlight or artificial UV light exposure
Use a sunscreen and wear protective clothing to cover the treated areas while venturing out in sun
This medicine may be harmful if swallowed
Do not use this medicine on a cracked, injured or irritated skin
If the medicine get accidently into eyes then wash your eyes thoroughly with water
This medicine is for topical use only
Do not use the medicine after the date of expiry