Also called Mometasone, Elocon is a Topical Corticosteroid drug used as an Anti-inflammatory and a Corticosteroid. It is used to help relieve redness, swelling, itching, and the discomfort of certain skin problems. Elocon belongs to the general family of medicines called steroids, and is similar to Cortisone.
Be sure to tell your doctor of any allergies you have whether it is to medication or food, preservatives, or dyes. Also, tell your doctor of any other medications you are taking, including vitamins and supplements, and any medical conditions you may have.
It is very important that you take this medicine exactly as your doctor tells you to. Do not take more or less medicine than directed. If you miss a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember, unless it is almost time for your next dose. Do NOT double doses.
Tell your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur: blood-containing blisters on skin; burning and itching of skin; lack of healing of skin condition; numbness in fingers; painful, red or itchy, pus-containing blisters in hair follicles; raised, dark red, wart-like spots on skin, especially when used on the face; skin infection; thinning of skin with easy bruising.
Elocon products contain mometasone furoate for dermatologic use. Mometasone furoate is a synthetic corticosteroid with anti-inflammatory activity. Chemically, mometasone furoate is 9a, 21-Dichloro-11b,17-dihydroxy-16a-methylpregna-1,4-diene-3,20-dione 17-(2-furoate), with the empirical formula C27H30Cl2O6, and a molecular weight of 521.4. Mometasone furoate is a white to off-white powder practically insoluble in water, slightly soluble in octanol, and moderately soluble in ethyl alcohol.
Elocon has the following structural formula: