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Mometasone furoate cream is prescribed to relieve itching and inflammation caused by certain skin conditions, including psoriasis, dermatitis, and eczema. As a type of steroid, this medicated skin cream works by reducing inflammation and suppressing an overactive immune system. This product is applied on the affected areas once daily. Potential side effects include burning, tingling, and itching of the skin.

What Is Mometasone Furoate Cream?

Mometasone furoate cream (Elocon®) is a prescription skin medication that comes in the form of a cream. It belongs to a group of medications known as topical steroids and is used to treat inflammation and itching due to a wide variety of skin conditions, such as eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis, and allergic reactions.
(Click What Is Mometasone Furoate Cream Used For? for more information on this topic, including possible off-label uses.)

Are There Side Effects?

Just like any medicine, mometasone furoate cream may cause side effects. However, not everyone who uses the drug will experience problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well.
If reactions do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
Common side effects of mometasone furoate cream include but are not limited to:
  • Burning
  • Itching
  • Thin, weakened skin
  • Tingling
  • Acne.
(Click Mometasone Furoate Cream Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
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