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Elocon is a prescription medication approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat skin conditions associated with inflammation and itching. Elocon is appropriate for people ages 2 and older. Elocon is also known by its drug name, mometasone.

Elocon is a corticosteroid of mid-range potency. It is believed that Elocon works in cases of psoriasis by suppressing immune system activity.

How do I take it?
Elocon is available as a topical cream, lotion, or ointment. Elocon is applied to the affected areas once a day.

Side effects
Side effects of Elocon may include burning, rash, tingling, peeling, and stinging.

The risk for serious side effects of Elocon or other topical corticosteroids increase with the potency of the drug, prolonged use, use over larger areas of skin, and adding bandages or other covering (occlusion) after applying the medication. Like systemic corticosteroids, serious side effects may include weight gain, mood or vision changes, fatigue, puffy face, trouble sleeping, and, in children, slowed growth.

For more information about this treatment, visit:

Mometasone Cream —

Elocon — RxList

Mometasone Topical — MedlinePlus

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