What is it?
Mometasone furoate is a topical corticosteroid medication used to treat certain skin conditions.  It reduces swelling, itching and redness of the skin.  It may be found in topical creams, lotion, ointments, solution, nasal spray and inhaler.

How do I avoid it?
There are many types of cortisone products. An allergy to Mometasone furoate does not mean you are allergic to all other forms of cortisones.

Skin contact with Mometasone furoate is required for it to cause a rash.  Discontinuation of exposure to products containing Mometasone furoate should result in improvement and/or resolution of your dermatitis. The most common cause of allergic contact dermatitis from Mometasone furoate is corticosteroid creams. By law, all products made in the US for topical use have the ingredients listed either on the product package or the box that contains it, so check the labeling of you skin care products and topical medications.  If there is no information ask your pharmacist.  At work, request a Safety Data Sheet (SDS) to help identify potential sources of exposure.  

You should alert your health care provider of this allergy so he does not prescribe this medication or cross-reacting medications. Your physician may wish to further study this allergy by testing to several corticosteroids so that you may use safer corticosteroids if necessary in the future.

  • Anti-inflammatory products
  • Topical medications
  • Veterinary medicine

Other names for Mometasone furoate:
  • Elocon
  • Asmanex Twisthaler
  • Nasonex
  • Mometamax – veterinary ear medicine

Potential cross-reacting/co-reacting substances:
  • Alclomethasone dipropionate
  • Beclomethasone dipropionate
  • Betamethasone
  • Betamethasone 17-valerate
  • Betamethasone dipropionate
  • Clobetasol propionate
  • Clobetasone butyrate
  • Cortivazol
  • Desoxymethasone
  • Dexamethasone
  • Dexamethasone acetate
  • Dexamethasone sodium phosphate
  • Diflorasone diacetate
  • Flumethasone pivalate
  • Fluocortin butyl
  • Fluocortolone
  • Fluocortolone caprylate
  • Fluocortolone pivalate
  • Fluprednidene acetate
  • Halomethasone
  • Meprednisone
  • Fluticasone propionate
  • Mometasone furoate

How safe is it?

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