What is Mometasone topical?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Elocon Elocom topical Elomet


Topical mometasone is a corticosteroid used to relieve inflammation of skin reactions, allergies, eczema, psoriasis and dermatitis.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Eczema 5 2
Psoriasis 5 2
Autoimmune urticaria 2 1
Discoid eczema 1 1
Dyshidrotic eczema (pompholyx) 1 0

Show all 10 reasons taken

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 1
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 5

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Mometasone topical

Side effect Patients
Burning pain 1
Rash or skin problems 1


Based on patients currently taking Mometasone topical

Dosage Patients
0.1 g daily 2
0.1 g weekly 1

Why patients stopped taking Mometasone topical

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 3
Course of treatment ended 2
Side effects too severe 1
See all 5 patients who've stopped taking Mometasone topical


Currently taking Mometasone topical

Duration Patients
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 1
10 years or more 1

Stopped taking Mometasone topical

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 2
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 1
Adherence Evaluations
Always 3
Usually 2
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 3
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 3
Not specified 3

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Mometasone topical after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Betamethasone topical (Betnovate) 1
Clobetasol topical (Clobex) 1

Patients stopped taking Mometasone topical and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Betamethasone topical (Betnovate) 1
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2 patient evaluations for Mometasone topical

Oct 30, 2013 (Started Oct 16, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for discoid eczema)
  • Side effects
  • Adherence
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: As needed

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 22, 2011 (Started Jul 01, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for seborrheic dermatitis)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for psoriasis)
  • Side effects
  • Adherence
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Elocon liniment is a mometasone-based corticosteroid. I use it as needed when the psoriasis starts itching. After applicating Elocon every morning for 4-5 days, and Daivonex every evening in the same period, I'm usually symptom free for a couple of weeks. In addition to Elocon liniment, I use Daivonex and Methotrexate. The Methotrexate seems to slow down the psoriasis enough so that the Elocon and Daivonex has a chance to drive it back for a while. I also use Elocon in my outer ears to stop my seborrheic dermatitis. 3 or 4 evenings with applications seems to be enough to stop the seborrhea for a month or so. I don't think the Methotrexate I am taking is having any effect on the seborrhea.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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