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You are here: Home » eGM Resources » Health Information & Resources Portal|Home » RX Drug List (listed alphabetically) » Drug Reference (M's) » Mometasone Furoate


For Dermatologic Use Only

Not for Ophthalmic Use

Elocon products contain mometasone furoate for dermatologic use. Mometasone furoate is a synthetic corticosteroid with anti-inflammatory activity.

Chemically, mometasone furoate is 9a, 21-Dichloro-11b,17-dihydroxy-16a-methylpregna-1,4-diene-3,20-dione 17-(2-furoate), with the empirical formula C27H30Cl2O6, and a molecular weight of 521.4.

Mometasone furoate is a white to off-white powder practically insoluble in water, slightly soluble in octanol, and moderately soluble in ethyl alcohol.

Each gram of Elocon Cream 0.1% contains: 1 mg mometasone furoate in a cream base of hexylene glycol, phosphoric acid, propylene glycol stearate, stearyl alcohol and ceteareth-20, titanium dioxide, aluminum starch ocetenylsuccinate, white wax, white petrolatum and purified water.

Each gram of Elocon Ointment 0.1% contains: 1 mg mometasone furoate in an ointment base of hexylene glycol, phosphoric acid, propylene glycol stearate, white wax, white petrolatum and purified water.

Each gram of Elocon Lotion 0.1% contains: 1 mg of mometasone furoate in a lotion base of isopropyl alcohol (40%), propylene glycol, hydroxypropylcellulose, sodium phosphate and water. May also contain phosphoric acid and sodium hydroxide used to adjust the pH to approximately 4.5.


CATEGORIES: Dermatosis, corticosteroid-responsive; Pregnancy Category C; FDA Approved 1987 Apr; Top 200 Drugs

FDA Drug Classes: Corticosteroids; Topical Steroids


BRAND NAMES: Ecotone; Ecural; Elica; Elocom; Elocon; Elocon Cream; Elocon Ointment; Elocyn; Elomet; Flumeta; Monovel; Nasonex; Novasone Cream; Novasone Lotion; Novasone Ointment; Rinelon
(Foreign Brand names outside U.S. in italics)

Ecotone (Japan)
Ecural (Germany)
Elica (Philippines)
Elocom (Bahrain; Belgium; Benin; Burkina-Faso; Canada; Colombia; Costa-Rica; Cyprus; Czech-Republic; Dominican-Republic; Egypt; El-Salvador; Ethiopia; Gambia; Ghana; Guatemala; Guinea; Honduras; Hungary; Iran; Iraq; Israel; Ivory-Coast; Jordan; Kenya; Kuwait; Lebanon; Liberia; Libya; Malawi; Mali; Mauritania; Mauritius; Morocco; Nicaragua; Niger; Nigeria; Oman; Panama; Peru; Qatar; Republic-of-Yemen; Russia; Saudi-Arabia; Senegal; Seychelles; Sierra-Leone; South-Africa; Spain; Sudan; Switzerland; Syria; Tanzania; Tunia; Uganda; United-Arab-Emirates; Zambia; Zimbabwe)
Elocon Cream (Australia; New-Zealand)
Elocon Ointment (Australia; New-Zealand)
Elocyn (Korea)
Elomet (Ecuador; Hong-Kong; Malaysia; Mexico; Taiwan; Thailand)
Flumeta (Japan)
Monovel (Bahrain; Colombia; Cyprus; Egypt; Iran; Iraq; Israel; Jordan; Kuwait; Lebanon; Libya; Oman; Qatar; Republic-of-Yemen; Saudi-Arabia; Syria; United-Arab-Emirates)
Nasonex (Colombia; Israel; South-Africa)
Novasone Cream (Australia)
Novasone Lotion (Australia)
Novasone Ointment (Australia)
Rinelon (Mexico)

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