Elocon Scalp Lotion
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Fastest delivery available: 12/12/2023
Elocon Scalp Lotion is a prescription medicine that contains mometasone furoate 0.1%. Mometasone is a corticosteroid that is applied topically to relieve skin inflammation and itching on the scalp associated with severe forms of inflammatory skin conditions such as Psoriasis and Dermatitis.
- Steroid medication to reduce inflammation
- Treatment for red, dry, itchy scalp
- Effective for Psoriasis & Dermatitis
- Genuine medication
- Sourced in the UK
Buy Elocon Scalp Lotion Online
Elocon Scalp Lotion can be ordered from our UK registered online prescribing service. Simply complete an online medical questionnaire as part of your order. This helps our prescribers make sure it is safe and suitable to prescribe for you.
If approved by our medical team, our pharmacy team will receive a prescription. This will be dispensed and dispatched to your delivery address. Only people currently prescribed this by their GP can request this medicine.
This service is only available to patients who have been prescribed this medicine by their GP or dermatologist previously. You should be regularly monitored by your GP or dermatologist when using this medicine.
What is Elocon Scalp Lotion?
Elocon is a brand of medicine that contains the active ingredient mometasone. This is a steroid medication which is used in the treatment of eczema and other inflammatory skin conditions like psoriasis. Cream and Lotion forms are available and it is a prescription-only medicine.
Elocon is classed as a potent steroid and must only be used on the scalp. It reduces the redness, inflammation, itchiness and other symptoms associated with scalp conditions. It is a topical steroid known as a corticosteroid.
How does Elocon Scalp Lotion work?
Mometasone Furoate (0.1%), a topical corticosteroid, is the active ingredient in Elocon Scalp Lotion. Elocon Scalp Lotion is applied directly to the scalp to provide relief. Allergic reaction or over-sensitivity of the skin is the usual cause of skin inflammation. Elocon works by acting inside the skin cells to reduce the release of chemicals that cause inflammation. This results in the reduction of the swelling, itching, and redness, which help prevent scratching that can further irritate the skin.
Elocon causes a reduction in the production of red, itchy skin — calming the treated area and allowing the skin to return to its healthy natural state.
How should Elocon Scalp Lotion be applied?
Follow strictly the instructions of the doctor who prescribed Elocon Scalp Lotion for your medical condition. Also, read and follow the patient information leaflet that comes with your order of the medication.
Elocon Scalp Lotion, should be applied in a few drops to the affected areas of the scalp once daily. Gently masssage the lotion into the treated area until it disappears. Elocon should be used less frequently as soon as the condition begins to improve, or as directed by your doctor in order to reduce the likelihood of side effects.
Avoid getting Elocon Lotion in your eyes, nose, or mouth. If accidental application occurs, immediately rinse with cold water.
Thoroughly wash your hands before you start after you applied the medication, unless your hands are being treated.
Do not use airtight dressings to cover the area being treated, unless your doctor instructed you to do so. Airtight dressings or bandages will increase the body to absorb more of the medicine, increasing the possibility of side effects. If you are going to use Elocon Scalp Lotion under dressings as instructed by your doctor, cleanse the skin before the application of Elocon before applying the medicine under a fresh dressing. Nappies and waterproof pants can act as airtight dressing and increase the body’s absorption of the medicine.
Elocon lotion is flammable. Do not apply it near naked flames or lit objects. Do not smoke while applying the lotion.
Discontinue the use of the medicine if your skin condition does not improve after two weeks of treatment. Consult your doctor immediately.
Do not use Elocon Scalp Lotion longer than what is recommended by your doctor.
If the area of the skin being treated with Elocon Scalp Lotion becomes infected, stop the treatment and see your doctor.
Do not use Elocon if you are allergic to its ingredients. Do not use Elocon as a moisturiser.
Elocon Scalp Lotion Side Effects
There is always a risk of side effects with all medications. Some of these can be quite mild and can subside over time. Others are more serious and should be reported to your GP right away if you experience any side effects. Please contact a member of our team if you are concerned about any potential side effects that may occur when using Elocon.
Common side effects include:
- Thinning of the skin
- Burning, itching, or irritation at the site of application
- Increased hair growth
- Changes in skin colour
Stop using Elocon and seek medical attention if your condition is not improving, or if you develop small, pus-filled blisters under the skin.
Patient Information Leaflet
Can Elocon lotion be used on the face?
No. Elocon lotion should only be used on the scalp, it is too strong for use on the face.
Can Elocon Scalp Lotion be bought over the counter?
You will need a prescription to purchase Elocon scalp lotion, as it is a very potent corticosteroid treatment. Consult your doctor to see if Elocon is right for you or go through a short consultation with our Online Prescriber, the price includes a free private prescription.
Is Elocon lotion suitable for babies?
No. Elocon is not recommended for use on children under 2 years old and cannot be provided online for patients under 18 years of age. Consult your GP for alternative treatment options.
Can Elocon Lotion be used for acne?
Can Elocon Lotion cause hair loss?
No. If it affects hair growth at all, it stimulates it; one of the possible side effects is excessive hair growth (hypertrichosis), although this is very unlikely.
Can Elocon Scalp Lotion be used on eyelids?
No. You should not apply Elocon lotion on or around your eyes.
Does Elocon Lotion lighten skin?
It can. One of the possible side of effects of Elocon lotion is loss of skin colour. It should absolutely not be used for this purpose, though.
Is Elocon lotion stronger than Betnovate?
Elocon is generally considered slightly more potent than Betnovate, requiring fewer applications. It also achieves a higher patient satisfaction score. That said, trials have found that the two treatments have reasonably similar levels of efficacy if used appropriately.
Is Elocon lotion stronger than Dermovate?
Clobetasol propionate, the active ingredient in Dermovate, is stronger than mometasone furoate, the active ingredient in Elocon, but it constitutes just 0.05% of the whole, as opposed to 0.1% for mometasone furoate. As a result, the two treatments tend to prove similarly effective, with Elocon meriting a higher patient satisfaction score on the whole.
Is Elocon Lotion safe during pregnancy?
It depends on the case - normally it is not worth the risk. If you are pregnant and interested in using Elocon, consult your doctor to find out if it is a viable option for you.
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