Analogs based on the same substance:
- Mometasone furoate;
Popular glucocorticoids based on other active ingredients.
: мазь 383 р., крем 365 р. Average price online * : ointment 383 p., Cream 365 p.
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Instructions for use
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The manufacturer has conducted numerous studies that confirmed that long-term use of "Elocom" does not have a mutating effect on the body. With regard to the possible carcinogenic effect, such laboratory observations and experiments have not been carried out, so it is impossible to assert accurately about the safety of the long-term use of this drug .
Description and properties
The drug "Elokom" is produced in the form of ointment, cream and lotion - they are all used for external use and have a local effect on areas with different lesions.
The main component in the composition of the ointment, which has a high biological activity - mometasone. It is its presence that provides a high therapeutic effect in the treatment of diseases of a dermatological orientation, which makes it possible to attribute this steroid to therapeutic drugs of the new generation.
The penetrating ability of the ointment in relation to the skin depends on many factors, including the integrity of the treated area. Studies have confirmed that mechanical damage to the skin (abrasions, wounds, burns, cuts) increases the rate of mometasone absorption by almost half. Increased absorption also contribute to inflammation of various etiologies, occurring with varying degrees of severity in the skin.
When applying the ointment in the intact areas of the epidermal region, the active substance reaches a high concentration 8 hours after application (provided that there is no specific dressing for such procedures).
Indications for use
Ointment "Elokom" is used to treat dermatitis of various nature as a local remedy to relieve inflammation and eliminate itching. This drug can be used to treat those forms of the disease that are susceptible to the effects of steroid drugs.
Apply to the inflamed area once a day. The nose of the tube should be brought close to the skin - this will ensure the effectiveness of use. After application, the ointment should be gently rubbed into the skin until completely absorbed.
This drug has almost no contraindications. The only condition for discontinuation of the drug is that the patient is more sensitive to the components of the medication - in this case, it is worth consulting with a specialist about a replacement with another medication.
In children under the age of 12, undesirable effects appeared much more frequently than in adult patients with the same diagnoses. Among such phenomena may be:
- symptoms of irritation at the site of use of the drug (burning, itching, tingling);
- atrophy and deformation of the skin;
- rosacea (very rare).
In some cases, a one-time occurrence of the following side effects has been observed:
- prickly heat.
It is worth considering the fact that the use of an occlusive dressing increases the risk of side effects several times.
Use during pregnancy and lactation
The use of the ointment during pregnancy is possible only as prescribed by the attending physician with the condition of constant medical supervision. The drug is well tolerated, but there is a likelihood of side effects - in this situation, immediate withdrawal of the drug is required.
Nursing women should also be wary of using Elocom. Clinical data on the ability of glucocorticosteroids to accumulate in breast milk is not available. When applying the ointment during lactation, it must be borne in mind that most drugs are able to be removed along with milk, which can lead to negative consequences for the child (growth and developmental delay). Therefore, treatment with the help of “Elocom” should be carried out under the constant supervision of a therapist and pediatrician, who will assess the degree of compliance of the child’s development with established standards, as well as the general well-being and condition of the baby.
Patients who use Elocom for a long time (more than 21 days) may experience various disorders in the functioning of internal organs and systems, for example:
- Cushing's syndrome;
- adrenal suppression.
To diagnose the patient's condition, it is necessary to periodically conduct a test with ACTH stimulation, as well as a study of the amount of cortisone in plasma or other liquid structures (except urine). This analysis is carried out in the morning.
The use of ointment in children whose age exceeds 2 years should be carefully monitored, as there are no data on the safety of the drug during long-term treatment.
Therapy of dermatitis caused by the use of diapers, with the help of this tool is not carried out.
When diagnosing allergic dermatitis contact type (confirmed by skin tests) requires the abolition of the drug and the appointment of symptomatic treatment.
In case of concomitant infection, the therapy must be supplemented by means that have antifungal or antibacterial effect, depending on the type of infection.
The lack of a positive therapeutic effect in the treatment of infectious processes is the reason for the suspension of the use of ointment to improve the patient's well-being.
Dispensed from pharmacies by prescription. Store in a dry, dark place and out of reach of children, at a temperature not higher than 25 ° C. Do not freeze. Shelf life 2 years.
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