About Elocon Scalp Lotion
|Elocon Scalp Lotion
|Treating eczema or dermatitis
|Patient Information Leaflet
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What is Elocon Scalp Lotion?
Elocon Scalp Lotion is a topical medication used to treat inflammatory skin conditions such as eczema and dermatitis. It contains the active ingredient Mometasone furoate, which belongs to a group of medicines called corticosteroids. This medication works by reducing inflammation, itching, and redness associated with these skin conditions.
What is Elocon Scalp Lotion used for?
Elocon Scalp Lotion is primarily used to relieve symptoms of eczema and dermatitis, such as itching, redness, and swelling. It is also used to treat psoriasis and other skin conditions as prescribed by a doctor.
How does Elocon Scalp Lotion work?
Elocon Scalp Lotion contains Mometasone furoate, which is a potent corticosteroid. When applied to the affected area, it works by reducing the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation. This helps to alleviate the symptoms of eczema and dermatitis, such as itching and redness.
Who is Elocon Scalp Lotion suitable for?
Elocon Scalp Lotion is suitable for adults and children over the age of 2 years. It is not suitable for everyone, and there are certain circumstances where it may not be recommended. It is important to consult a doctor or pharmacist before using Elocon Scalp Lotion, especially if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or have certain medical conditions.
How to apply Elocon Scalp Lotion
- Clean and dry the affected area before applying the lotion.
- Shake the bottle well before use.
- Apply a few drops of the lotion to the affected area and gently massage it into the skin.
- Wash your hands after applying the lotion, unless your hands are the treated area.
Elocon Scalp Lotion should be applied once a day, preferably in the evening. It is important to use it for the duration prescribed by your doctor, even if the symptoms improve before the treatment is complete.
Buy Elocon Scalp Lotion online from a UK pharmacy
You can buy Elocon Scalp Lotion online from our online eczema & dermatitis treatment clinic by completing a free consultation. Once reviewed by a licensed pharmacist, your prescription will be issued, and your medication delivered in discrete packaging.
Elocon Scalp Lotion Side Effects
Elocon Scalp Lotion may cause some side effects, although not everyone will experience them. It is important to be aware of the potential side effects before using this medication.
Common Side Effects
- Burning or stinging sensation at the application site
- Itching or irritation of the skin
Uncommon Side Effects
- Thinning of the skin
- Changes in skin pigmentation
Serious Side Effects
- Allergic reactions such as rash, itching, or swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
- Severe skin irritation or rash
For a full list of side effects, please refer to the patient information leaflet.
Elocon Scalp Lotion Ingredients
Active Ingredients: Mometasone furoate
Other ingredients: Propylene glycol, phosphoric acid, purified water, and propylene glycol stearate
- Do not use Elocon Scalp Lotion if you are allergic to Mometasone furoate or any other ingredients in the lotion.
- Avoid getting the lotion in your eyes, and do not use it on your face unless instructed by your doctor.
- Do not cover the treated area with airtight dressings or bandages unless directed by your doctor.
- Do not use Elocon Scalp Lotion on broken or infected skin, unless your doctor has advised you to do so.