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Elocon is a strong topical steroid used to treat inflammatory skin conditions such as:
These skin conditions can have a large impact on one’s mental health and daily life. They can also be stubborn and difficult to treat. If milder treatments haven’t been effective, your doctor might recommend Elocon as it is a much stronger product.
Elocon is defined as a ‘potent corticosteroid’. It should be used with great care as the ingredients are very strong. Due to this, it shouldn’t be used on a long-term basis (unless recommended by your doctor).
You can purchase Elocon in the form of a cream, ointment, or scalp lotion.
Whilst Elocon cream and ointment contain the same active ingredient, they are used to treat slightly different conditions:
Elocon is also available as a scalp lotion. This is the only form that should be used to treat this region of the body - it’s specially designed and easier to use.
Elocon belongs to a group of medicines called topical corticosteroids, which are commonly referred to as steroids. It contains mometasone furoate.
Steroids are able to reverse certain kinds of inflammation in the body, making them an anti-inflammatory drug.
Skin conditions like psoriasis occur when the body’s immune system malfunctions, leading to an overproduction of skin cells and inflammation.
A topical steroid treatment like Elocon works by suppressing this response from the immune system, which stops the skin cells from growing as rapidly. It also fights against inflammation to reverse redness and itchiness.
Elocon has been proven to work very effectively in treating inflammatory skin conditions. One comparative study was taken on Mometasone furoate as well as other (milder) corticosteroids. The results showed that:
Applying Mometasone furoate once daily was significantly superior to other corticosteroids that were applied twice daily in clearing symptoms of inflammatory skin conditions.
The study lasted 12 weeks and included patients with psoriasis, eczema, atopic dermatitis, and seborrheic dermatitis.
Before using Elocon, make sure to be aware of the following warnings and precautions:
Elocon can also make certain skin conditions worse. Do not use Elocon if you already have:
As Elocon is a strong treatment, it’s important to read the instructions thoroughly and take care when applying it. Always follow your doctor’s instructions when it comes to using it. However, a general guide to using Elocon is as follows:
Other important notes:
Elocon scalp lotion is generally applied once per day. It can be applied to wet or dry hair.
A course of Elocon treatment normally lasts between 7 and 14 days. If you are using it on the face, you shouldn’t use it for more than 5 consecutive days.
Elocon is a short-term treatment. Using Elocon for longer than prescribed will not further improve your symptoms. If Elocon hasn’t worked, speak with your doctor for an alternative medication.
Elocon is suitable for the majority of adults suffering from moderate to severe eczema, psoriasis, or dermatitis. However, it may not be suitable for you if:
If you have sensitive skin on your face, this treatment isn’t recommended. Only apply Elocon to your face if your doctor has told you to do so.
As is the case with all medicines, you might experience side effects whilst using Elocon cream, ointment, or scalp lotion.
The most common side effect of Elocon involves mild skin reactions. This is due to the fact that it is a strong cream. A skin reaction to Elocon could look or feel like any of the following:
Please note: these sensations would all take place at the application site.
Other common side effects include:
If skin irritation is persistent, stop using Elocon and tell your doctor. You may require a milder treatment.
If you are taking other medicines, it is unlikely that they will stop Elocon from working properly on your skin.
However, Elocon must not be taken alongside any other steroid treatment, including:
Yes, you can buy Elocon with an online prescription here at euroClinix. Simply answer our quick medical questions to complete your free online consultation.
If you are approved for Elocon by one of our doctors, the treatment will be sent out to you promptly with free delivery.
Note: You must complete a short online consultation so that our doctor can ensure that the treatment is suitable for you. The above pricing should only be used as a reference. The final decision to issue this treatment lies with the prescribing doctor.
|Active ingredient(s)||Mometasone furoate|
|Manufacturer||Oregon Pharma Ltd|
|Availability||Out of stock|
|Description||Elocon is a strong topical steroid treatment for people suffering from moderate to severe inflammatory skin conditions including psoriasis and eczema.|
|Exemption||Subject to medical prescription|
|Presentation||Cream, ointment, or lotion|
|Available dosage||30g tube|
|Application||Adults with severe inflammatory skin conditions|
|Alcohol consumption||No influence|
|When breastfeeding/pregnant||Not recommended, ask your doctor for advice|
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