What is Mometasone used for?
Mometasone is a topical corticosteroid used to treat inflammation, redness, itching, and swelling caused by a number of skin conditions such as psoriasis, eczema, dermatitis, allergy, lichen simplex chronicus, genital organ pruritus, granuloma annulare, discoid lupus erythematosus, and cutaneous T-cell lymphoma.
Mometasone is also available in nasal spray form, which is used to treat and prevent nasal symptoms such as stuffy nose, runny nose, itching, and sneezing caused by seasonal or perennial (year-round) allergies. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
How to take Mometasone?
The dosage of Mometasone prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label. The following dosage information includes the common dose of Mometasone. If your dose is different, do not follow the dosage described below unless your physician has approved.
Wash your hands before and after using Mometasone. Apply a thin film of Mometasone cream or ointment onto the affected area once daily. To apply the lotion, gently massage a few drops onto the affected area once daily.
If your physician has instructed or directed you to apply Mometasone medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, apply it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.
Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Mometasone, seek medical attention immediately.
What are the drugs that interact with Mometasone?
Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Mometasone, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.
Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.
What are the side effects of Mometasone?
Like other medicines, Mometasone can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Mometasone are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.
It is pertinent to note that side effects of Mometasone cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Mometasone develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.
Mometasone can cause side effects such as:
- Dryness of the skin
This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are using Mometasone.
What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Mometasone?
Is it possible for me to apply Mometasone with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I apply Mometasone?
What are the possible drug interactions of Mometasone?
How will Mometasone work in my body?
How should Mometasone be applied?
How to reduce the risk of Mometasone drug interactions and side effects?
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