Elocon Scalp Lotion 30ml
- Effective dermatits & psoriasis treatment
- Moisturises as well as treats the skin
- Contains mometasone furoate
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What are the benefits of using Elocon Ointment?
Elocon Scalp Lotion is a prescription-only medicine which is classed as a 'potent corticosteriod'. It is an effective and fast-acting treatment to reduce the redness and itchiness that is caused by psoriasis and dermatitis; these are skin problems that affect the scalp.
Elocon contains an anti-inflammatory medicine called mometasone furoate 0.1 % w/w. This active ingredient helps to soothe the redness and relieve the soreness and itching that comes with psoriasis and dermatitis.
It can be used by adults and children alike, when it has been prescribed by a doctor to treat a scalp condition.
How do I buy Elocon Ointment online?
You can buy Elocon Scalp Lotion online from Medicine Direct after a simple and confidential online consultation with one of our registered doctors. They will assess your symptoms and medical history and prescribe this product if they deem it the most suitable for you to use.
After you have been given a prescription for Elocon, you can order it from our UK registered online pharmacy. Place your order by 2pm and we can offer you next day delivery.
Medicine Direct is fully regulated by the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC), meaning we can guarantee safe and genuine medical products.
How Elocon works
Elocon Scalp Lotion belongs to a group of medicines called topical corticosteroids. For this medicine to work effectively, the patient must apply the lotion to the surface of the skin to reduce the redness and itching that comes with dermatitis and psoriasis.
Elocon also moisturises the skin and slows down the growth rate of skin cells, which helps to relieve the symptoms of psoriasis. By slowing down the production of itchy skin cells, it is able to treat the skin that already exists on the scalp, helping to promote healing and allow the skin to return to a normal state.
What causes psoriasis & common symptoms
Psoriasis is a chronic skin condition that causes itchy, red, scaly or flaky skin to flare up. Around 1 in 50 people suffer from psoriasis in the UK. The flare-ups are often triggered by excessive alcohol consumption, smoking, stress or certain medications. A psoriasis flare-up may also be a reaction to irritants in certain hygiene products.
The exact cause of this condition is unknown, but it is believed to be the immune system defending itself against an infection that doesn't really exist in your body. This over-sensitivity speeds up your skin cells' development and causes the skin cells to mount on the surface.
Why psoriasis affects the scalp
Psoriasis can occur anywhere on the body, but the scalp is one of the most commonly affected areas for this condition. In fact, around 50% of all cases of psoriasis are on the scalp.
Your scalp is generally a warmer area of skin because it is covered by hair, which may account for why it is a common place to get psoriasis. However, the definitive reason as to why it affects the scalp is unknown.
Elocon Scalp Lotion vs. Betnovate & Betacap
Betnovate and Betacap are also prescribed fro dermatitis and psoriasis of the scalp. Elocon contains mometasone furoate, which is a steroid; in comparison, Betacap and Betnovate both contain betamethasone. Both betamethasone and mometasone furoate are classed as potent steroids and the treatments all have a similar strength level.
In most cases, it is down to the doctor to decide while treatment is the most suitable for the patient to use. Speak to your doctor about all the possible treatment options available for your condition.
When Elocon is the right choice for scalp psoriasis
Elocon Scalp Lotion is an effective treatment for psoriasis of the scalp. However, it may not be suitable for everyone to use.
This product is not recommended for children under the age of 2 years.
Do not use Elocon Scalp Lotion if you have any of the following conditions:
- Any other skin infections
- Skin atrophy (thinning of the skin)
- You are allergic to the active ingredient mometasone furoate, or any of the other ingredients in this product (see the Ingredients tab for a full list)
- Any scalp problems
- Ulcerated skin
Further information on warnings and precautions to take with Elocon can be found under the Warnings and Drug Interactions tab.
Speak to your doctor or pharmacist if you are unsure as to whether this lotion is suitable for you to use. Read the patient information leaflet for complete information on who this medicine may not be suitable for.
Possible side effects
Like all medication, Elocon Scalp Lotion can cause side effects, although not everyone who uses it will get them.
Some people may find that they suffer the following side effects as a result of using this product:
- Loss of skin colour
- Allergic skin reactions
- Thinning of the skin
- Red marks associated with prickly heat
- Bacterial and secondary skin infections
- Inflammation or infection of the hair follicles
- Blurred vision
- Excessive hair growth
- Softening of the skin and stretch marks
Speak to your doctor if any of these reactions bother you or do not go away.
Please note, this list is not exhaustive. Please read the Side Effects tab for more information.
Always read the patient information leaflet for full details on side effects.
Order online safely
Never order medication online unless it is from an online pharmacy that is regulated by the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC), like Medicine Direct. Because of this, we can guarantee all of our customers nothing but genuine and safe medicine.
All of our medical team possess experience in working in NHS hospitals or other clinical settings. Furthermore, all of our doctors and pharmacists are registered with the General Medical Council (GMC) the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) and the MHRA. This means they are legally qualified and licensed to recommend appropriate medicines to treat your condition, just like your local GP.
We offer an extremely swift delivery service; all of our orders are despatched from our UK-based pharmacy, and if you order by 2pm we will have your medicine with you the very next day.
Elocon Scalp Lotion Dosage and Directions
Our pharmacists and prescribers follow NICE guidelines when prescribing Elocon scalp lotion.
How do I use Elocon Ointment?
Always use Elocon Scalp Lotion as instructed by your doctor or pharmacist. Read the patient information leaflet thoroughly and ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information if you are not sure.
This product is not suitable for children under the age of 2.
Do not use this lotion on your child's scalp for longer than five days. Do not cover the treatment area with a bandage or plaster.
This medicine is only to be used on the scalp, do not apply it to anywhere else on the body. Do not swallow the lotion.
For adults and children, a doctor will normally recommend you apply a few drops of Elocon Scalp Lotion to the affected area of the scalp once a day. Gently massage the lotion into the scalp until the lotion disappears.
It does not matter whether your hair is wet or dry when applying the lotion.
What if I forget to use it?
If you forget to use Elocon Scalp Lotion, just apply it as soon as you remember, then carry on using it as normal.
Do not apply a double dose to try and make up for missing a previous one. This will not treat your problem any faster and may cause adverse effects.
What if I use too much?
Applying Elocon more often than you should, or applying it to large areas of the body can affect some of your hormones. It may affect a child's growth and development.
Speak to your doctor if you have not been using Elocon as instructed, or if you have used it too often or for a prolonged period.
What if I stop using it?
If you stop using Elocon suddenly, even if your symptoms have gone, you may experience redness or a stinging/burning sensation on the scalp. Speak to your doctor about gradually stopping your treatment.
Elocon Scalp Lotion Side Effects
Common side effects associated with Elocon Scalp Lotion can be found on the main page.
Other adverse effects that can come as a result of using a topical corticosteroid medication include:
- Skin irritation
- Dermatitis around the mouth
- Small dilated blood vessels
- Dry skin
Severe allergic reaction
In rare instances, you might have a severe allergic reaction to Elocon and require immediate treatment in hospital.
You must call 999 or go to A&E straight away if you have any of the following symptoms:
- You develop a skin rash that may have red, itchy, swollen, blistered or peeling skin
- You are wheezing
- You have tightness in your chest or throat
- You have swelling in your face, mouth, lips, tongue or throat
- You are finding it difficult to breathe or speak
Always read the patient information leaflet for comprehensive information on side effects. If you are concerned about getting side effects or how to deal with them please do not hesitate to speak to your doctor or pharmacist before you start using Elocon Scalp Lotion.
Elocon Scalp Lotion Warnings and drug interactions
Before you start using Elocon Scalp Lotion, make sure you inform your doctor if you are already using any other prescription or non-prescription medication, herbal remedies, vitamins or supplements as some medicines can interact with Elocon.
If you experience blurred vision or any other visual disturbances while using this medicine, you should contact your doctor immediately. If you do suffer from any visual problems, you must not drive, cycle or operate machinery until the problem has subsided.
Elocon should only be used on the scalp. Do not apply the lotion to any other parts of your body. Take great care not to get the lotion in your eyes. If it does go in your eyes, rinse them immediately with clean water.
Speak to your doctor if you think you may have developed an infection on your scalp while using Elocon Scalp Lotion.
If your psoriasis gets worse or you get raised bumps which are filled with pus, you must contact your doctor.
If you have irritation or sensitivity around the affected area of the scalp after applying Elocon Scalp Lotion, you should stop using the lotion and contact your doctor.
Using too much Elocon, or using it for a longer period of time than recommended by your doctor, can affect the levels of certain hormones in your body, especially in children.
Do not smoke or go near naked flames after applying this lotion, this may cause severe burns. Elocon can make fabrics (bedding, clothes etc.) more flammable.
Precautions for children
Do not use this product on children under 2 years old.
Do not use the lotion on a child's scalp for longer than five days.
Do not cover a child's treatment area with a dressing, bandage or plaster.
Using more than the recommended amount of Elocon on a child, or using it for longer than instructed, can result in puffiness or rounding of the face and delayed growth and development.
Always read the patient information leaflet thoroughly before you start to use any new form of medication. If you have any questions or concerns at all, we strongly advise you to discuss these with your doctor or pharmacist, before you start to use Elocon.
Pregnancy and breastfeeding
Speak to your doctor or pharmacist before using this medicine if:
- You are currently pregnant
- You think you might be pregnant
- You are trying to get pregnant
- You are currently breastfeeding
Elocon Scalp Lotion Ingredients
The active ingredient contained in Elocon Scalp Lotion is Mometasone furoate 0.1 % w/w.
It also contains the following inactive ingredients: isopropyl alcohol, propylene glycol, hydroxypropyl cellulose, sodium dihydrogen phosphate dihydrate, phosphoric acid, purified water.
Do not use Elocon Scalp Lotion if you are allergic to any of the ingredients listed here.
How it works - get your medicine in 3 simple steps
- 1 Choose your treatment Select the treatment or medication you need and answer a few questions online regarding your condition.
- 2 Online consultation Our Independent Prescribers will review your questions and assess your suitability for the medication.
- 3 Receive your delivery Your medication is dispensed and delivered directly to you from our UK based Pharmacy.