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Last Updated: December 14, 2018

Mometasone is administered to remedy infections of the skin such as allergies, rash, psoriasis, eczema, etc. by reducing inflammation, redness and swelling. A corticosteroid of medium strength, Mometasone is available in the form of a lotion, cream and ointment. Basis the body part that’s being treated, the doctor will fix the type of Mometasone.

Don’t use Mometasone on parts of the body such as the groin, face, underarms or even for diaper rashes, unless so directed by the doctor. After drying the area that has been affected, use the medicine on it as instructed by your physician. Make sure not to bandage or tightly cover the affected area. Apply this medicine every day for maximum benefits. However, don’t overuse the medication or stretch the time period for which it has been prescribed by the doctor in the very first place. Report to the doctor if you don’t notice any improvement even after 2 weeks of treatment.

A stinging, itching or a burning sensation might be experienced that usually doesn’t last long. If these side effects persist, let your doctor know. Other rare but serious adverse effects of using Mometasone include folliculitis, acne, thinning of the skin, discoloration of the skin, stretch marks, etc. Though very rare, there does exist the possibility of the medication being absorbed by the body’s bloodstream. This is possible with excess usage or topical application over large parts of the body. This could result in side effects such as weight loss, extreme fatigue, swelling of the feet and ankles, vision clarity issues and increased thirst and urination. Any allergic reaction of the body towards Mometasone is very rare.

If you suffer from conditions such as diabetes, a weakened immunity or impaired blood circulation, you must let your doctor know immediately before starting to use Mometasone. Remember that skin infections can be worsened with constant usage of corticosteroids. So it is best to let the doctor know about any such problem that you may have beforehand.

Information given here is based on the salt and content of the medicine. Effect and uses of medicine may vary from person to person. It is advicable to consult a Dermatologist before using this medicine.

  • Allergic Rhinitis

    This medicine is used to treat the symptoms of allergic rhinitis. Symptoms may include runny nose, watery eyes, sneezing etc.
  • Nasal Polyps

    This medicine is used to treat the symptoms of nasal polyps (swelling of the lining of nasal passage and sinuses).
  • Asthma Prophylaxis

    This medicine is used for the prevention of symptoms associated with asthma (caused due to swelling and irritation of the airways leading to the lung). Symptoms may include breathing difficulty, coughing, and tightness of the chest.
  • Allergic Skin Condition

    This medicine is also used to treat the symptoms of allergic skin conditions like dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis etc.
  • Allergy

    This medicine is not recommended for use if you have a known history of allergy to mometasone or any medicine belonging to the steroid category.
  • Recent Nasal Surgery

    This medicine is not recommended for use if you had a recent nasal surgery. Any incidence of serious nose injury or ulcer of the septum (wall dividing the nostrils) should also be reported to the doctor.
  • Headache

  • Swelling Of Face, Lips, Eyelids, Tongue, Hands And Feet

  • Swelling Of Nose, Throat And Sinuses

  • Bone And Joint Pain

  • Bleeding And Irritation Of Nose

  • Painful White Patches In The Mouth

  • Nausea Or Vomiting

  • Fever Or Chills

  • Abnormal And/Or Painful Menstruation

  • Heartburn

  • Acne

  • Burning, Itching, And Irritation Of The Skin

  • Change In Color And Texture Of The Skin

  • Severe Difficulty In Breathing

  • Visual Disturbances

  • How long is the duration of effect?

    The time duration for which this medicine remains effective is subject to vary depending on the form and route of administration.
  • What is the onset of action?

    The effect of this medicine can be observed within 8-14 days of administration upon inhalation. This time is subject to vary based on the form and route of administration of the medicine.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    This medicine is not recommended for use by pregnant women unless absolutely necessary and the potential benefits outweigh the risks involved. Consult your doctor and discuss the risks before using this medicine.
  • Is it habit forming?

    No habit forming tendencies were reported.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    Use of this medicine while breastfeeding is not recommended. However, if it absolutely necessary to use this medicine, then breastfeeding should be discontinued. Consult your doctor before using this medicine.
  • Missed Dose instructions

    Skip the missed dose and continue with the next regular dose as per schedule. Contact your doctor if you have missed more than one scheduled dose of this medicine.
  • Overdose instructions

    Contact your doctor if you have used too much of this medicine. Symptoms of a long-term exposure to high dose of this medicine may include thinning of the skin, easy bruising, body fat deposits, increased acne or facial hair etc.
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Below is the list of medicines, which contains Mometasone as ingredient

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Mometasone inhibits the formation, release, and migration of chemical mediators like kinins, histamine, liposomal enzymes, and prostaglandin. It also decreases inflammation by inhibiting the migration of leukocytes and reducing the permeability of capillaries.

Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.

  • Interaction with Disease

    Cushing's Syndrome

    This medicine should be used with caution in patients having a high level of cortisol, an adrenal hormone, in the body for prolonged duration of time. Special precaution is advised while using the nasal and oral form of the medicine.


    The nasal and oral forms of this medicine should be used with caution in patients with an active infection or a history infection of the lung, blood, head or other organs. Use of this medicine may weaken the immune system and cause opportunistic infections.

    Ocular Herpes Infection

    This medicine should be used with caution if the patient is suffering from an eye infection caused by herpes simplex virus.


    The use of this medicine has been associated with reduced bone density and body calcium levels. Hence, it should be used with caution in patients with osteoporosis.
  • Interaction with Alcohol


    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Interaction with Lab Test


    Information not available.
  • Interaction with Food


    Information not available.
  • Interaction with Medicine


    Report the use of Ketoconazole before receiving the nasal or oral form of mometasone. You may need a dose adjustment and more frequent clinical monitoring to safely use these medicines together. Do not stop the use of any medicine without consulting your doctor.


    Report the use of either of the medicine to the doctor. You may require a dose adjustment and more frequent monitoring to safely use these medicines together.


    Report the use of either of the medicine to the doctor. You may require a dose adjustment and more frequent monitoring to safely use these medicines together.


    Report the use of either of the medicine to the doctor. You may require a dose adjustment and more frequent monitoring to safely use these medicines together.
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