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Mometasone - Indications, Dosage, Side Effects and Precautions

Last Updated on Oct 30, 2010
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Information about Mometasone

Generic Name : Mometasone
Pronunciation : moe-MET-a-sone
Latest prescription information about Mometasone. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, warnings and its storage instructions . Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
Therapeutic Classification : Nasal Medications

Trade Names/Brand Names of Mometasone

India : 


International : 

Asmanex Twisthaler, Dulera, Elocon Ointment, Nasonex

Why is Mometasone Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a topical corticosteroid, prescribed for treatment of inflammatory skin disorders (such as eczema and psoriasis), allergic rhinitis (such as hay fever), and asthma. Nasal spray is used for seasonal allergies like runny nose. It reduces inflammatory reactions and modifies immune reactions in the body. 

When should Mometasone not be taken? (Contraindications)


What is the dosage of Mometasone?

Adult: Topical Corticosteroid-responsive dermatoses as 0.1% cream/ointment/lotion: Apply as directed by your physician.
Nasal Spray: two sprays (50 mcg of mometasone furoate in each spray) in each nostril once daily (total daily dose of 200 mcg).

How should Mometasone be taken?

Apply a small amount of Cream to the affected area once a day.

What are the warnings and precautions for Mometasone?

• Discontinue if irritation or sensitization occurs.

Systemic absorption increases when area of application is extensive or an occlusive dressing is used.

Caution needed during pregnancy and breastfeeding, in patients with history of diabetes, hepatic and renal diseases, myasthenia gravis, heart disease, ocular diseases, osteoporosis, gastrointestinal diseases, and history of seizure disorders.

It requires dosage adjustments with thyroid status. Monitor growth of children.

What are the side effects of Mometasone?

  Cream: •  Most Common: Burning, flushing, itching, redness, second infection, skin thinning and discoloration, swelling, tingling/stinging, wasting of the skin.
  Severe allergic reactions: Rash, hives, itching, swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue.
  Nasal Spray: Headache, Viral infection, inflammation of pharynx, cough, upper respiratory tract infection, painful menstruation, vomiting, sinusitis.

What are the other precautions for Mometasone?

Use only in particular areas recommended by your healthcare provider.

What are the storage conditions for Mometasone?

Cream: Store at 2-25C. Lotion: Store at 2-30C. Ointment: Store at 15-30C.

Schedule : H
Prescription drugs - Drugs to be sold only under the prescription of a Registered Medical Practitioner.

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