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Elocan0.10%

Ointment
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General Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
Generic: Mometasone Furoate 0.1% Topical
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Elocan is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
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descriptionMedical Overview

Introduction

Elocan is a type of medicine known as a topical steroid. It is used to treat certain skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis and rash. It ... View More

Uses of Elocan

  • Skin conditions with inflammation & itching

Side effects of Elocan

Common
  • Skin atrophy
  • Paresthesia (tingling or pricking sensation)
  • Stinging sensation

How to use Elocan

This medicine is for external use only. Use it in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Clean and ... View More

How Elocan works

Elocan is a steroid. It works by blocking the production of certain chemical messengers (prostaglandins) that make the skin red, swollen and itchy.

What if you forget to take Elocan?

If you miss a dose of Elocan, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your re... View More

quick tipsQuick Tips
  • Elocan is used to treat the redness, swelling, itching, and discomfort of various skin conditions.
  • It should be applied to the affected areas as a thin film two or three times daily, or as advised by your doctor.
  • Do not use it more often or for longer than advised by your doctor.
  • Do not cover the area being treated with airtight dressings such as bandages unless directed by a doctor, as this may increase the risk of side effects.... View More
  • If you think the area of skin you are treating has become infected you should stop using Elocan and consult your doctor.
  • Consult your doctor if your skin condition has not improved after 2 weeks of treatment.
descriptionBrief Description

Indication

Psoriasis, Corticosteroid- responsive dermatoses

Adult Dose

Topical/Cutaneous Corticosteroid-responsive dermatoses Adult: As 0.1% cream/oint: Apply a thin film to affected area once daily.

Child Dose

Topical/Cutaneous Corticosteroid-responsive dermatoses Child: >2 yr As 0.1% cream/oint: Apply a thin film to affected area once daily for not more tha... View More

Contraindication

The drug is contraindicated in individuals with a history of sensitivity reactions to Mometasone or any of the components of the preparation.

Mode of Action

Mometasone depresses the formation, release and activity of endogenous inflammatory chemical mediators (e.g. kinins, histamine, liposomal enzymes and pr... View More

Precaution

If irritation develops with the use of Mometasone Furoate cream, treatment should be discontinued. Lactation: use caution

Side Effect

Burning, Pruritus, Itching, Rosacea and skin atrophy may occur.

Interaction

Strong CYP3A4 inhibitors (e.g. ketoconazole) may increase systemic exposure of mometasone.

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The information provided herein is accurate, updated and complete as per the best practices of the Company. Please note that this information should not... View More