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Mometasone belongs to the class of medications called topical corticosteroids. It is used to reduce the symptoms of skin rashes associated with conditions such as psoriasis and allergic Eczema.
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Mometasone belongs to the class of medications called topical corticosteroids. It is used to reduce the symptoms of skin rashes associated with conditions such as psoriasis and allergic Eczema. It works by reducing inflammation, itching, and irritation of the skin.
Teva Mometasone (Mometasone-furoate) may be available under multiple brand names and/or in several different forms. Any specific brand name of Teva Mometasone (Mometasone-furoate) may not be available in all of the forms or approved for all of the conditions discussed here. As well, some forms of Teva Mometasone (Mometasone-furoate) may not be used for all of the conditions discussed here.
Your doctor may have suggested Teva Mometasone (Mometasone-furoate) for conditions other than those listed in these drug information articles. If you have not discussed this with your doctor or are not sure why you are taking Teva Mometasone (Mometasone-furoate), speak to your doctor. Do not stop taking Teva Mometasone (Mometasone-furoate) without consulting your doctor.
Do not give Teva Mometasone (Mometasone-furoate) to anyone else, even if they have the same symptoms as you do. It can be harmful for people to take Teva Mometasone (Mometasone-furoate) if their doctor has not prescribed it.
Cream/ointment: Apply a thin film to the affected skin areas once daily.
Lotion: Apply a few drops of the lotion to the affected skin areas (including scalp sites) once daily. Massage gently and thoroughly until the medication disappears.
Do not allow this product to get in your eyes. Severe irritation is possible if it contacts the eye. Should this occur, flush your eye immediately with a large amount of water.
Do not use an occlusive dressing (made of airtight material) to cover areas where Teva Mometasone (Mometasone-furoate) has been applied unless otherwise directed by your doctor.
Mometasone should be used for a maximum of 5 days on the face, scalp, skin-fold areas, and groin; it should be used for a maximum of 3 weeks on the body.
Many things can affect the dose of medication that a person needs, such as body weight, other medical conditions, and other medications. If your doctor has recommended a dose different from the ones listed here, do not change the way that you are using the medication without consulting your doctor.
It is important that Teva Mometasone (Mometasone-furoate) be used exactly as prescribed by your doctor. If you miss a dose, use it as soon as possible and continue with your regular schedule. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not apply a double dose to make up for a missed one. If you are not sure what to do after missing a dose, contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice.
Store Teva Mometasone (Mometasone-furoate) at room temperature and keep it out of the reach of children.
Do not dispose of medications in wastewater (e.g. down the sink or in the toilet) or in household garbage. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medications that are no longer needed or have expired.
Many medications can cause side effects. A side effect is an unwanted response to a medication when it is taken in normal doses. Side effects can be mild or severe, temporary or permanent.
The side effects listed below are not experienced by everyone who takes Teva Mometasone (Mometasone-furoate). If you are concerned about side effects, discuss the risks and benefits of Teva Mometasone (Mometasone-furoate) with your doctor.
The following side effects have been reported by at least 1% of people taking Teva Mometasone (Mometasone-furoate). Many of these side effects can be managed, and some may go away on their own over time.
Contact your doctor if you experience these side effects and they are severe or bothersome. Your pharmacist may be able to advise you on managing side effects.
Although most of the side effects listed below don't happen very often, they could lead to serious problems if you do not check with your doctor or seek medical attention.
Check with your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur:
The following side effects may occur if Teva Mometasone (Mometasone-furoate) is used improperly or for a long time:
Stop taking the medication and seek immediate medical attention if any of the following occur:
Some people may experience side effects other than those listed. Check with your doctor if you notice any symptom that worries you while you are taking Teva Mometasone (Mometasone-furoate).
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Do not use mometasone if you:
Mometasone should not be used to treat:
There may be an interaction between mometasone and any of the following:
If you are taking any of these medications, speak with your doctor or pharmacist. Depending on your specific circumstances, your doctor may want you to:
An interaction between two medications does not always mean that you must stop taking one of them. Speak to your doctor about how any drug interactions are being managed or should be managed.
Medications other than those listed above may interact with Teva Mometasone (Mometasone-furoate). Tell your doctor or prescriber about all prescription, over-the-counter (non-prescription), and herbal medications you are taking. Also tell them about any supplements you take. Since caffeine, alcohol, the Nicotine from cigarettes, or street drugs can affect the action of many medications, you should let your prescriber know if you use them.
Before you begin using a medication, be sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions or Allergies you may have, any medications you are taking, whether you are pregnant or breast-feeding, and any other significant facts about your health. These factors may affect how you should use Teva Mometasone (Mometasone-furoate).
Diabetes: When mometasone is used over large areas of the body for prolonged periods or under dressings that don't breathe it is possible that enough medication will absorb into the bloodstream to affect blood sugar levels. If you have diabetes, your doctor should closely monitor your condition while you are using mometasone, as it may affect blood sugar control.
Eyes: Use Teva Mometasone (Mometasone-furoate) with care on lesions close to the eye. Getting the medication in the eye can increase the risk of increased eye pressure, Glaucoma, or Cataracts. Report any changes in vision or eye pain to your doctor.
Infections: Topical (skin-applied) corticosteroids may increase the risk of developing a skin infection. Mometasone should not be used on any infected area until the infection has cleared. If you notice symptoms of a skin infection such as redness, warmth, itching, pus, or swelling, contact your doctor.
Internal absorption: Medications containing topical (applied to the skin) corticosteroids such as mometasone can be absorbed into the bloodstream if used for prolonged periods of time on large areas of the body. Teva Mometasone (Mometasone-furoate) should not be covered with an airtight bandage that does not breathe.
Medical treatment: Inform all medical professionals that you see that you have been using topical (skin-applied) corticosteroids.
Poor circulation: If you have poor blood circulation, talk to your doctor about the risks and benefits of using Teva Mometasone (Mometasone-furoate).
Prolonged use: Using topical corticosteroid medication for a long period of time can cause skin to thin or soften or cause stretch marks. Talk to your doctor about how long you should use Teva Mometasone (Mometasone-furoate).
Thinning of skin: Prolonged use of topical corticosteroid products may produce thinning of the skin and tissues under it. If you notice this effect, contact your doctor.
Pregnancy: Teva Mometasone (Mometasone-furoate) should not be used during pregnancy unless the benefits outweigh the risks. If you become pregnant while taking Teva Mometasone (Mometasone-furoate), contact your doctor immediately.
Breast-feeding: It is not known if mometasone passes into breast milk. If you are a breast-feeding mother and are taking Teva Mometasone (Mometasone-furoate), it may affect your baby. Talk to your doctor about whether you should continue breast-feeding.
Children: Children may be more likely to experience side effects from Teva Mometasone (Mometasone-furoate). The risk of side effects increases when large body areas are treated, when treatment lasts for a long time, and when dressings that don't breathe are used. In these situations, side effects similar to those caused by oral corticosteroids (e.g., growth suppression) may occur. Mometasone is not recommended for use in children less than 18 years of age.
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