What should I know about mometasone before using it?

Topical mometasone is a steroid medication that is applied to the skin to treat skin problems. Apply mometasone exactly as prescribed by your doctor, as using this medication longer or in larger amounts than prescribed may lead to steroid side effects. Do not cover the affected area with a bandage unless your doctor has ordered you to do so, as this can lead to increased absorption of the medication and unwanted steroid side effects. Do not use mometasone on children unless ordered to do so by your doctor. If this medication is used on a child in diapers, do not cover the diaper with plastic pants or pull the diaper tight. Children are at higher risk of excessive absorption of this medication, leading to stunted growth and other side effects. If the condition does not improve within two weeks of using mometasone, contact your doctor. Individuals who see signs of viral, bacterial or fungal infections while using this medication should contact their doctor. Before using mometasone, tell your doctor about any allergies to this or other medications, and also about all medications, over-the-counter drugs, vitamins, supplements and herbs that you are using. Inform your doctor if you have any history of glaucoma, diabetes, cataracts or infections. If you plan to become pregnant or want to breastfeed, talk with your doctor about using mometasone. If you become pregnant while using this medication, talk with your doctor immediately. Individuals using this medication should not apply any cosmetics, lotions or other skin products to the treated area. See the doctor regularly to monitor how you are responding to this medication. Do not use it on other areas of your body, and do not share it with anyone else.

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