What is the medicine used for?
For the relief of inflammation and itch caused by skin conditions such as psoriasis (itchy, scaly, pink patches that develop on the elbows, knees, scalp, and other parts of the body), atopic dermatitis (or eczema, a skin disorder that involves scaly and itchy rashes), and contact dermatitis (red, sore or inflamed skin after direct contact with a substance that causes a reaction).
What is in the medicine?
Mometasone furoate belongs to a group of medicines called topical corticosteroids, which are used on the skin to relieve inflammation (e.g., swelling, redness) and itch caused by certain skin problems. Mometasone furoate cream and ointment are classified as medium potency topical corticosteroids.
How much and how often should you use this medicine?
Mometasone furoate cream is suitable for thin skin or moist lesions.
Mometasone furoate ointment is suitable for thick skin or dry, scaling lesions.
Directions for Use: Rub a thin layer of mometasone cream or ointment to affected areas of the skin once a day, or as directed by a doctor.
- Do not use on the face for longer than 5 days.
- Do not use for longer than 5 days in children, unless directed by a doctor.
- Do not use for longer than 7 days in adults, unless directed by a doctor.
For more information on safety, precaution and other information about this product, please see the PatientInformation Leaflet.