Mometasone (Topical)

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[edit] STRUCTURE

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[edit] MECHANISM OF ACTION

Mometasone has anti-inflammatory, antipruritic, and vasoconstrictive properties.

Corticosteroids have a wide range of inhibitory activities against multiple cell types (e.g. mast cells, eosinophils, neutrophils, macrophages, and lymphocytes) and mediators(e.g. histamine, eicosanoids, leukotrienes, and cytokines) involved in allergic mediated inflammation.

[edit] INDICATIONS

Relief of the inflammatory and pruritic manifestations of corticosteroid-responsive dermatoses

[edit] DOSAGE

Apply a thin film to the affected skin areas once daily. Discontinue therapy when control is achieved.

[edit] DOSAGE FORMS AND STRENGTHS

  • Cream, 0.1%

[edit] CONTRAINDICATIONS

None

[edit] WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS

Patients applying a topical steroid to a large surface area or to areas under occlusion should be evaluated periodically for evidence of hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis suppression. HPA axis suppression may occur during treatment or after withdrawal of treatment. Manifestations of Cushing’s syndrome, hyperglycemia, and glucosuria can also be produced in some patients by systemic absorption of topical corticosteroids while on treatment. Factors that predispose a patient using a topical corticosteroid to HPA axis suppression include the use of high-potency steroids, large treatment surface areas, prolonged use, use of occlusive dressings, altered skin barrier, liver failure and young age.

[edit] PREGNANCY AND LACTATION

[edit] SIDE EFFECTS

Most common adverse reactions are: burning, pruritus, and skin atrophy

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