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Elocon is a prescription medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat skin conditions associated with inflammation and itching. Elocon is appropriate for people age 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 painful stinging or burning, itching, redness, cracking, and dryness. These symptoms may ease after a few days when your body becomes accustomed to the drug.

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 systematic corticosteroids, serious side effects may include weight gain, mood or vision changes, fatigue, puffy face, trouble sleeping, and, in children, slowed growth.

For answers to frequently asked questions about exposure to topical corticosteroids during pregnancy and breastfeeding, visit the experts at

Mild Psoriasis: Topical Steroids – National Psoriasis Foundation

Topical Steroids Potency Chart – National Psoriasis Foundation

Mometasone cream –

Elocon – RxList

Mometasone Topical – WebMD

Mometasone Topical – MedlinePlus

Psoriasis treatment: traditional therapy – Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases

Corticosteroids (topical) – Online Derm Clinic

Elocon (Mometasone) for Psoriasis Questions

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