FAQs ABOUT ELOCON 0.001 OINTMENT
What ELOCON 0.001 OINTMENT is used for?
ELOCON 0.001 OINTMENT is used in the treatment of inflammatory and pruritic manifestations of corticosteroid-responsive dermatoses such as psoriasis and atopic dermatitis. It is also used to treat scalp psoriasis and seborrheic dermatitis.
What happens if you suddenly stop using ELOCON 0.001 OINTMENT?
If you have been applying ELOCON 0.001 OINTMENT for a long time and your skin problem seems to have got better, you should not suddenly stop using the medicine. If you do, you may find that your skin becomes red and may notice a stinging or burning sensation. To avoid this, consult and discuss with your doctor before stopping ELOCON 0.001 OINTMENT.
Who should avoid applying ELOCON 0.001 OINTMENT?
ELOCON 0.001 OINTMENT is not recommended for use in patients allergic to Mometasone, and/or have conditions such as rosacea, acne, skin atrophy, dermatitis around the mouth, cold sores, shingles or chickenpox (viral infection), ulcerated skin, and wounds.
What are the common side effects of ELOCON 0.001 OINTMENT?
The most common side effects of using ELOCON 0.001 OINTMENT are mild to moderate pruritus (itchy skin), burning and stinging sensation of skin, folliculitis, dryness of skin, mild skin atrophy (thin-shiny appearing skin) and temporary burning sensation on the site of application. Consult your doctor if any of these symptoms gets worse.
How ELOCON 0.001 OINTMENT should be applied on the site of infection?
It is for external use only. On the affected area, apply a thin layer of this medicine. Treated areas on the face need not be covered with a plaster or bandage. Do not apply ELOCON 0.001 OINTMENT on your face beyond 5 days. Avoid applying the medicines around your eyes, including eyelids.