- Aust Prescr 1994;17:6-8
- 1 January 1994
- DOI: 10.18773/austprescr.1994.016
0.1 % cream and ointment in 15 g, 30 g, 50 g and 100 g tubes
Indication: inflammatory and pruritic dermatoses
Mometasone is a synthetic corticosteroid which has been approved for the topical treatment of steroid responsive dermatoses such as eczema and psoriasis. The drug is of intermediate potency compared to other topical steroids, but has the convenience of a once daily application.
Systemic absorption can occur, so mometasone should not be applied to large areas of skin, particularly in children. Adverse effects are similar to those of other topical steroids. Until long-term safety data are available, treatment should not exceed one month's duration.