FDA Approves Schering-Plough's Elocon

Elocon is a topical (for the skin) steroid.

It reduces the actions of chemicals in the body that cause inflammation, redness, and swelling.

Elocon is used to treat the inflammation and itching caused by a number of skin conditions such as allergic reactions, eczema, and psoriasis.

Elocon is a cortisone-like steroid available in cream, ointment, and lotion form. It is used to treat certain itchy rashes and other inflammatory skin conditions.

This medication is used to treat a variety of skin conditions (e.g., eczema, dermatitis, allergies, rash). Mometasone reduces the swelling, itching, and redness that can occur in these types of conditions. This medication is a medium-strength corticosteroid.

Elocon is a topical corticosteroid given to treat the rash, itching, inflammation, and other forms of skin disorders including eczema and psoriasis. Drugs like Elocon do not cure the cause of these problems but they can quickly relieve the symptoms by interfering with the production of various substances in the body that cause these skin disorders. That is why it is imperative that corticosteroids like Elocon should not be used without prior consultation of your physician, as these conditions could be a symptom of a larger problem.