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Mometasone Furoate Lotion Side Effects

Reported Side Effects

For many medications (particularly newly approved medications), the prescribing information carefully explains the exact percentage of side effects that were seen in clinical trials. However, the prescribing information for almost all older medications, including mometasone furoate lotion, includes only vague information on potential side effects. Therefore, it can be difficult to know exactly how often the side effects occur.
 
Based on this limited information, the most common side effects of mometasone furoate lotion may include:
 
  • Burning
  • Itching
  • Thinning and weakening of the skin
  • Tingling or stinging
  • Boils
  • Acne.
 
In general, side effects are more likely to occur if a dressing, such as a bandage, is used to cover the medication. Do not use a dressing unless your healthcare provider specifically recommends that you do so.
 

Long-Term Side Effects of Mometasone Furoate Lotion

Using steroids like mometasone furoate lotion over long periods of time can cause a different set of side effects. These reactions are most likely to be seen in people who use this medicine over a large area of the body for a long period of time. Some of the problems seen with long-term use might include:
 
  • Weight gain
  • Bulging eyes
  • Fluid retention
  • Osteoporosis
  • Loss of muscle
  • Fat deposits on the face and back (causing a round face and a fatty hump on back of the neck)
  • Diabetes
  • Cataracts
  • Stunted growth (in children).
 
Keep in mind that these problems are more common with systemic steroids, which are taken by mouth or injection, and are probably quite rare with mometasone furoate lotion.
 
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