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Elomet, known generically as mometasone furoate, is a potent topical corticosteroid medication used to treat skin conditions.

Last Modified: 06 May 2024

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What is Elomet? 

Elomet, known generically as mometasone furoate, is a potent topical corticosteroid medication used to treat skin conditions. It is effective in reducing inflammation, itching, and redness associated with certain skin disorders. The medication is formulated as a cream, ointment, or lotion and is also commonly prescribed under brand names such as Elocon, Momexin, and Novasone. 

Mometasone furoate, the active ingredient in Elomet, is synthesized through a series of chemical reactions that result in its corticosteroid structure, which mimics naturally occurring corticosteroids produced by the adrenal glands. This structure allows it to bind to glucocorticoid receptors in the body, exerting its anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressive effects. 

Global Name

Generic name:  Mometasone Furoate
Brand names: Elocon, Nasonex, Asmanex, Mometasone, Metaspray, Momeflow, Mofloren, Mometamax (used for veterinary purposes), Momecort (combination product with formoterol)


What is Elomet used for? 

Elomet is primarily used to treat inflammatory skin conditions, such as: 

  • Psoriasis 
  • Eczema (atopic dermatitis) 
  • Allergic contact dermatitis 
  • Seborrheic dermatitis 

How do you use Elomet? 


Elomet is available as a cream, ointment, or lotion.

Dosage information:

  • Apply a thin layer to the affected area once daily. 
  • Duration of treatment varies based on the condition and response. 


  • Children: Use with caution; pediatric patients may be more susceptible to systemic toxicity. 
  • Adults: Yes, commonly prescribed. 
  • Elderlies: Yes, but with caution due to potential for increased systemic absorption. 
  • Pregnancy: Should be used only if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to the fetus. 
  • Lactation: Caution is advised; consult your healthcare provider. 

Is there anyone who can’t take Elomet? 

  • Children: Should not be used in children under 2 years of age. 
  • Adults: Those with hypersensitivity or allergic reactions to mometasone furoate or other corticosteroids. 
  • Elderlies: Use with caution. 
  • Pregnancy: Use only if necessary and prescribed by a doctor. 
  • Lactation: A doctor's consultation is essential before use. 

Individuals with a known allergy to Mometasone Furoate or any components of the formulation should not use Elomet. Warnings and precautions include potential for adrenal suppression with long-term use. It is typically applied topically and does not need to be taken with meals. 


Drug Interactions: 

Elomet may interact with other topical medications, particularly those containing corticosteroids. It is contraindicated in patients with untreated bacterial, fungal, or viral skin lesions. 

Side Effects

Side effects may include burning, itching, or irritation at the application site. More severe side effects are rare but can occur with prolonged use and may include thinning and discoloration of the skin and adrenal gland hormone suppression. 

Pharmacist Tips

  • Store Elomet at room temperature, away from direct light and moisture. 
  • Apply only to the affected area and avoid contact with eyes. 
  • Do not cover the treated area with occlusive dressings unless directed by a healthcare provider. 


Where is Elomet available in Hong Kong?

Elomet is a prescription medication that can be prescribed by healthcare providers. 



How often should I apply Elomet? 

Typically, Elomet is applied once daily or as prescribed by your healthcare provider. 

Can I use Elomet for a fungal infection? 

No, Elomet should not be used to treat fungal infections. Consult a doctor for appropriate treatment.

Is Elomet safe for use on the face?

Elomet can be used on the face only if prescribed by a doctor, and it should be used with caution due to the sensitive nature of facial skin. 

Can Elomet be used for acne? 

Elomet is not typically used for acne and might worsen the condition. Preparations combined with topical antibiotics are available but always consult a healthcare provider before initiation of treatment for acne. 

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