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ELOCON
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Drug Name:

ELOCON Rx

Generic Name and Formulations:
Mometasone furoate 0.1%; crm; oint.

Company:
Merck & Co., Inc.

Therapeutic Use:

Indications for ELOCON:

Corticosteroid-responsive dermatoses.

Adults and Children:

<2yrs: not recommended. ≥2yrs: apply thin film once daily; max 3 weeks' therapy for children. Discontinue when control is achieved. Do not occlude.

Warnings/Precautions:

Avoid use near eyes, on face, groin, or axillae. Do not use for diaper dermatitis. Risk of HPA axis suppression with high-potency steroids, prolonged use, application to large surface area, use of occlusive dressings, altered skin barrier, liver failure, young age; discontinue gradually, or reduce dose or potency if occurs. Increased risk of posterior subcapsular cataracts and glaucoma; monitor for visual symptoms. Treat infection if present; discontinue if infection persists or worsens. Reevaluate periodically. Pregnancy (Cat.C). Nursing mothers.

See Also:

ELOCON LOTION

Pharmacological Class:

Corticosteroid.

Adverse Reactions:

Burning, pruritus, skin atrophy, tingling/stinging, furunculosis, acneiform reaction, folliculitis; allergic contact dermatitis (discontinue if irritation occurs), HPA axis suppression (esp. in children); rare: Cushing's syndrome, hyperglycemia.

How Supplied:

Oint—15g, 45g; Crm—15g, 50g; Lotion—30mL, 60mL

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