Momate cream is a skin treatment product that contains mometasone, a corticosteroidof medium-strength. Momate cream uses include treatment for allergies, eczema, psoriasis, and rash. It decreases itching, redness, swelling and inflammation. Momate is available in various forms including creams, lotions, and ointment, which may be prescribed by your doctor based on the condition being treated.
Mometasone furoate is the active ingredient found in momate cream. This corticosteroid helps relieve symptoms of inflammation such as redness, itching, and swelling. These symptoms are characteristic of different skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis, and allergic rashes. Momate cream is intended for topical use only.
Momate must be applied directly on the affected skin area with clean, dry hands. Using only a thin layer of momate cream, gently rub on skin until evenly distributed. Cover with a bandage. Use only as prescribed (usually one dose per day). Avoid applying momate cream to your face, groin, or underarms. Wash your hands thoroughly after using mometasone.
Should you miss a dose of your medication, apply momate cream as soon as possible. However, if it is nearly time for the next dose, then you can skip the dose missed and just go on with your regular schedule. Avoid doubling your doses.
Q: I have oily skin. Can I use momate cream for acne?
A: Momate cream contains mometasone, a topical corticosteroid, which could make your acne worse. Instead, you can try products containing benzoyl peroxide and/or salicylic acid. Ask your dermatologist for a prescription for oily skin.
Report side effects to your physician such as:
Serious side effects may require immediate medical care. These include:
Talk to your doctor if symptoms do not improve or become worse.
Prolonged use of momate cream over large areas of skin may result in absorption into the bloodstream, which could lead to extreme fatigue, vision problems, and swelling of the feet/ankles, weight loss, increased thirst, increased urination, and headaches.
Before using momate cream, tell your doctor about any existing medical conditions before using mometasone cream, since these may interact with the medication. Some of these conditions include:
“My doctor advised me not to use momate cream on my face for more than a week because mometasone is a potent type of steroid. That means that generally, my rash should clear up within three to four days. Long term use could cause severe acne. So I recommend others to stop using it if it does not work within two weeks.”
“I was diagnosed with vitiligo a few weeks ago when I noticed a white patch on the skin of my right hand. I have also noticed that the hair on this hand was becoming white. My doctor prescribed Momate Cream for daily application, along with Whitcare Ointment to protect the skin from sunlight, and Tacroz Forte (01.%) ointment for application at night.”