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Elocon Lotion (Mometasone Furoate)and/or alternatives
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Manufactured by: Schering Plough
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Elocon 0.1% is also available from United KingdomElocon 0.1% from $0.72 USD/mlElocon 0.1%
Marketed as Elocon Scalp Lotion in European Union
Manufactured by: Merck
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Mometasone Furoate 0.1% from $0.43 USD/mlMometasone Furoate 0.1%
Generic Alternative to Elocon Lotion
Marketed as Momate Lotion in India
Manufactured by: Glenmark
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Basic Information On Elocon
Elocon is used to treat inflammation and itching due to psoriasis, eczema and such allergic skin conditions. It contains a synthetic corticosteroid known as mometasone foroate. There are many forms of psoriasis. Generally, it appears as red or pink areas of thickened skin over the elbows, knees or scalp. Eczema is usually dry, reddened skin with itching or burning. Occasionally there may be blisters and oozing. Both psoriasis and eczema differ from person to person and are not contagious. While exact causes are not established, genetics, stress or suppressed allergic diseases like asthma are some of the reasons for the two conditions. With appropriate choice between ointment, lotion or cream, Elocon drug can be used by adults as well as babies under medical advice.
Precautions/Side Effects For Elocon
Elocon contains mometasone foroate which is a synthetic corticosteroid. Suitable precautions are needed when the medicine is to be used over a long period and particularly in babies. Topical or local application should be strictly limited to the minimum required quantity in pediatric use. Care is also advisable if the brand or generic Elocon is used over large areas of the body. In consultation with the doctor, choose whether it is the cream, lotion or ointment that is suitable for you or your child. Do not use this drug if you have diabetes or are pregnant. Do not use the medicine around eyes, under the arms or in the groin area. Limit the usage on face to short periods and follow medical advice.
While using Elocon or mometasone foroate, discuss with your doctor if you notice any of these side effects like redness, itching, thickening of hair follicles, stretch marks, softening of skin, tingling, or numbness. These side effects of mometasone foroate are usually not common and are not worrisome, particularly when brand or generic Elocon is used for short periods.
Elocon is available as cream, ointment and lotion. Your doctor would suggest what is best for you. Apply the medicine once daily, as a thin layer only over the affected area and rub gently. Do not cover the area with any bandage or covering unless your doctor advises. Avoid diapers for babies. Wash your hands after applying the medicine unless you are using it on the hands also. Do not allow the medicine to spread to other body parts. Once control is achieved, discontinue the medicine. Request your doctor for a review if no improvement is seen even after two weeks.
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What is a "Generic" medication/drug?
Generic drugs are medications that have the comparable medicinal ingredients as the original brand name drug, but which are generally cheaper in price. Nearly 1 in 3 drugs dispensed are "generic". They undergo comparative testing to ensure that they are the same as their "brand" counterparts in:
- Active Ingredient (e.g. "Pravastatin" is the active ingredient in brand name Pravachol)
- Dosage (e.g. 10 mg of the active ingredient)
- Safety (e.g. same or similar side effects, drug interactions)
- Performance (e.g. 10 mg of a "generic" can be substituted for 10 mg of the "brand" and have the same therapeutic result)
- Intended use (e.g. both "generic" and "brand" would be prescribed for the same conditions)
What this means is that "generic" medications can be used as a substitute of their brand equivalents with comparable therapeutic results. There are a few exceptions (examples are outlined at the end of this page) and as always you should consult your physician before switching from a brand name medications to a generic or vice versa.
What differences are there between generic and brand?
While generics and brand equivalent drugs contain comparable active ingredients, they may be different in the following ways:
- Appearance (e.g. the scoring or markings)
The color, shape and size of the medication come from the fillers that are added to the active ingredients to make the drug. These fillers that are added to the drug have no medical use and do not to change the effectiveness of the final product. A generic drug must contain comparable active ingredients and must be comparable in strength and dosage to the original brand name equivalent. Generic drugs can be more cost effective than purchasing the brand name.
Why do generics cost less than the brand name equivalents?
When a new drug is "invented", the company that discovered it has a patent on it that gives them the exclusive production rights for this medication. Once the patent expires in a country, other companies can bring the product to market under their own name. This patent prevents other companies from copying the drug during that time so they can earn back their Research and Development costs through being the exclusive supplier of the product. After the patent expires however, other companies can develop a "generic" version of the product. These versions generally are offered at much lower prices because the companies do not have the same development costs as the original company who developed the medication.
The main thing to realize here though is that the two products are therapeutically comparable. They may look different, and be called something different, but they are required to be have the same active ingredient.
How are Generic drugs tested to ensure quality and efficacy?
The two most generally accepted methods to prove the safety of a generic version of a drug are to either repeat most of the chemistry, animal and human studies originally done, or to show that the drug performs comparably with the original brand name drug. This second option is called a "comparative bioavailability" study. During this type of study, volunteers are given the original drug, and then separately later the generic drug. The rates at which the drug is delivered to the patient (into their blood stream or otherwise absorbed) are measured to ensure they are the same. Because the same active ingredient is used the major concern is just that it delivers the common chemical(s) at the same rate so that they have the same effect. Please note that the methods that the manufacturers use may vary from country to country.