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What is Elocon?

Elocon is a skin rash and itch treatment medication, it is a medium potency synthetic corticosteroid with anti-inflammatory, antipruritic, and vasoconstrictive properties. It is used topically to alleviate the pruritic and inflammatory manifestations of some dermatoses that respond to corticosteroids. Intranasally, it is used to relieve the symptoms of allergic rhinitis. Elocon is available as a cream and as an ointment.

How does it work?

Elocon contains the main active ingredient, Mometasone, like other corticosteroids, has anti-inflammatory, antipruritic, and vasoconstrictive properties. In allergies, corticosteroids reduce the allergic responses of various cell types (mast cells and eosinophils) involved in allergic responses. At the molecular level, circulating corticosteroids in the blood easily cross cell membranes and bind with high affinity to specific cytoplasmic receptors. The end result is transcription and protein synthesis.

Mometasone inhibits the action of the cytochrome P450 2C8 enzyme that participates in monooxygenase activity.

Inflammation is reduced by decreasing the release of acidic hydrolases from leukocytes, preventing macrophage accumulation at sites of inflammation, interference with leukocyte adhesion to the capillary wall, reduced permeability of the capillary membrane, and consequent edema, reduction of complement components, inhibition of histamine and kinin release, and interference with the formation of scar tissue.

What are the benefits of taking it?

Elocon contains mometasone furoate, which belongs to a class of medications called corticosteroids.

Corticosteroids are hormones that carry out many activities, with an important role in controlling inflammation.

The multiple Elocon uses include being utilised to treat the following symptoms:

  • Psoriasis, characterized by red spots, thickening, silvery-white peeling, and sometimes itching;
  • Atopic dermatitis, characterized by itching, redness, peeling, and skin relief;
  • Contact dermatitis, characterized by redness, peeling, small blisters, blisters, small superficial wounds, and scabs that occur when in contact with certain substances;
  • Seborrheic dermatitis, a rash that affects areas rich in sebaceous glands such as the scalp, face, chest, and ears;
  • Irritating dermatitis, characterized by blisters, peeling, crusting, itching, and thickening of the skin;
  • Neurodermatitis, characterized by itching and peeling;
  • Stasis eczema, characterized by darker areas, with thin red spots, sometimes thickened, with the presence of itching and pain;
  • Dyshidrosis, characterized by small, often itchy blisters containing a clear liquid;
  • Solar erythema, characterized by itching, pain, burning sensation, and the presence of bubbles.

How do I use it and its dosage?

Always take this medicine exactly as your doctor has told you. pharmacist. If in doubt, consult your doctor or pharmacist again.

The recommended dose is:

Apply a thin layer of the cream/ointment covering the affected area once a day. This medicine is for cutaneous use.

The cream/ointment should be applied with a gentle massage covering the affected area. Do not cover or seal the area unless your doctor has told you to.

Use in children

Elocon should not be used in children younger than 2 years.

If you use more Elocon than you should and if you use Elocon more often than directed by your doctor, for a long time or on large areas of the body, it can affect some of your hormones. In children, it can affect their growth and development.

 

Side effects & precautions

Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. The following section contains the known Elocon Side effects:

  • Infections
  • Inflammation of the skin (boil)
  • Abnormal skin sensation, such as numbness, tingling, stinging or burning of the skin (paresthesia)
  • Allergic skin reaction (contact dermatitis)
  • Changes in skin coloration (hypopigmentation)
  • Increased hair
  • Stretch marks on the skin
  • Acne-like skin reaction (acneiform dermatitis)
  • Thinning of the skin (atrophy)
  • Pimples (papules)
  • Blisters with pus (pustules)
  • Pain and reactions in the application area
  • Blurry vision

Contradictions and precautions.

Elocon is contraindicated in any patient with a history of hypersensitivity to other corticosteroids or any of the ingredients in the formulation. Rare cases of immediate hypersensitivity reactions have been reported after the intranasal administration of mometasone. Extremely rare cases of wheezing after inhalation have also been reported.

Buying Elocon online.

You can buy Elocon ointment/cream online through one of the UK’s leading online pharmacies, Pharmacy Planet. It's easy and convenient. You will need to fill out a short assessment and the item will be delivered directly to your door. If you want to buy Elocon online, use Pharmacy Planet, a UK pharmacy you can trust.

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