What side effects can this medication cause?
Mometasone may cause side effects. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away:
- skin sores
- skin infection
- changes in skin color
If you experience any of the following symptoms, call your doctor immediately:
- treated area becomes infected (red, warm, or swollen)
- pus oozes from treated area
- if skin problem continues or worsens
If you experience a serious side effect, you or your doctor may send a report to the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program online (http://www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch) or by phone (1-800-332-1088).
What should I know about storage and disposal of this medication?
Keep this medication in the container it came in, tightly closed, and out of reach of children. Store it at room temperature and away from excess heat and moisture (not in the bathroom). Throw away any medication that is outdated or no longer needed. Talk to your pharmacist about the proper disposal of your medication.
It is important to keep all medication out of sight and reach of children as many containers (such as weekly pill minders and those for eye drops, creams, patches, and inhalers) are not child-resistant and young children can open them easily. To protect young children from poisoning, always lock safety caps and immediately place the medication in a safe location – one that is up and away and out of their sight and reach. http://www.upandaway.org
What other information should I know?
Keep all appointments with your doctor and the laboratory. Your skin condition should be checked to determine your response to mometasone.
Do not use mometasone on areas of your body other than as directed by your doctor, and do not use it for other skin problems. Do not wrap or bandage the treated area unless directed to do so by your doctor.
If you are using this medication on a child's diaper area, do not place tightly fitting diapers or plastic pants on the child. They can increase the absorption of mometasone through the skin, which can cause harmful effects.
Do not apply cosmetics, lotions, or other skin preparations to the treated area without talking to your doctor.
Do not let anyone else use your medication. Ask your pharmacist any questions you have about refilling your prescription.
It is important for you to keep a written list of all of the prescription and nonprescription (over-the-counter) medicines you are taking, as well as any products such as vitamins, minerals, or other dietary supplements. You should bring this list with you each time you visit a doctor or if you are admitted to a hospital. It is also important information to carry with you in case of emergencies.
Mometasone is a prescription medication used to treat asthma, allergies, and skin conditions. Mometasone belongs to a group of drugs called corticosteroids, more commonly known as steroids. It works by affecting the immune system to decrease inflammation of the airways, nasal passages, or if applied topically, the skin.
The medication comes in several forms, including an inhaler, a nasal spray, a cream, a lotion, and an ointment. The nasal spray and inhaler are used once or twice daily. Mometasone cream, lotion, and ointment are applied to the skin, usually once daily.
Common side effects include headaches, viral infections, sore throat, and nosebleeds.
Before you take mometasone, tell your doctor if you:
- have had recent nasal sores, nasal surgery, or nasal injury.
- have eye or vision problems, such as cataracts or glaucoma (increased pressure in your eye).
- have tuberculosis or any untreated fungal, bacterial, viral infections, or eye infections caused by herpes.
- have been near someone who has chickenpox or measles.
- have any other medical conditions.
- are pregnant or planning to become pregnant. It is not known if mometasone will harm your unborn baby. Talk to your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.
- are breastfeeding or planning to breastfeed. It is not known whether mometasone passes into your breast milk.
Momexin and Lactation
Tell your doctor if you are breastfeeding or planning to breastfeed. It is not known whether mometasone passes into your breast milk or if it will harm your nursing baby.
Take mometasone exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully. Your doctor will determine the best dose for you.
If you have taken too much mometasone, call your healthcare provider or local Poison Control Center, or seek emergency medical attention right away.