Drug Index

Mometasone

 
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Mechanism :

It is a potent topical corticosteroid used in the form of ointments in the treatment of various inflammatory skin disorders like eczema, psoriasis lichen simplex and planus, contact and atopic dermatitis.


Indication :

• Maintenance treatment of asthma

• Seasonal and perennial allergic rhinitis.

• Psoriasis, eczema and atopic dermatitis


Contraindications :

Hypersensitivity

Use with caution in those with skin disease, immunosuppressed or in Pediatrics.


Dosing :

Topical:

2 years or older: Apply a thin layer (0.1%) cream, lotion, ointment to the affected area once a day.

Intranasal:

2-12 years: 1 spray (50 mcg) in each nostril every day.

>12 years: 2 sprays in each nostril every day.

Inhaled:

4-11 years: 110 mcg once daily in the evening. Max: 110 mcg.

>12 years: 220 mcg once or twice daily. Max: 440-880 mcg/day.


Adverse Effect :

Hypersensitivity

Use with caution in those with skin disease

Use with caution in immunosuppressed

Use with caution in Pediatrics.

Skin atrophy, delayed wound healing, systemic adrenal suppression, HPA axis suppression, Cushing syndrome, hyperglycemia, intracranial hypertension, pruritus, skin atrophy, striae

irritation, hypertrichosis, secondary infection.

07/19/2019 04:06:11 Mometasone
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