Momtop-F Cream (Mometasone & Fusidic Acid) 10gm/Tube
Momtop-F Cream general information
What is Momtop-F Cream used for?
Momtop-F Cream 0.1% is a topical skin cream used to treat several moderate to severe inflammatory dermatoses, of the skin and scalp, where there is also a bacterial infection or where a bacterial infection is likely to occur. These conditions include dermatitis, eczema, lichen planus (an inflammatory skin condition), mild psoriasis (an autoimmune disorder characterised by red raised patches of thickened skin covered in a dry silvery scaly rash) and seborrheic dermatitis (a scaly rash that usually affects areas of the skin or scalp that are greasy or oily). Momtop-F Cream 0.1% helps relieve symptoms such as itching, redness, dryness, crusting, scaling and discomfort and also prevents the spread of susceptible bacteria, relieving symptoms of the infection.
How does Momtop-F Cream work?
Momtop-F Cream contains the synthetic corticosteroid mometasone, which is a medium potency anti-inflammatory that is more potent than hydrocortisone. Mometasone in Momtop-F Cream 0.1% works by blocking the production of inflammatory chemicals, like prostaglandins and leukotrienes, which are hormone-like substances involved in the inflammatory process. Mometasone in Momtop-F Cream also narrows and constricts causes blood vessels that have become dilated (widened) and leaky allowing other inflammatory cells into the skin to escalate the inflammatory response. This reduces symptoms of inflammatory skin conditions particularly those that do not respond satisfactorily to less active steroids. Fusidic acid in Momtop-F Cream is a topical antibiotic that is used to treat secondary skin infections, caused by susceptible bacteria, including sensitive strains of Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus and Corynebacterium minutissimum. It has bacteriostatic properties as it inhibits bacterial protein synthesis, which inhibits bacterial replication, but does not kill the bacteria. Fusidic acid is very soluble in fat and water and can therefore penetrate the skin easily to get to the site of infection, which makes it a very efficient topical antibiotic.
What does Momtop-F Cream contain?
Momtop-F Cream contains the active ingredients Mometasone Furoate 0.1%, a corticosteroid anti-inflammatory and Fusidic Acid 2%, a topical antibiotic, used in combination to treat inflammatory skin conditions that become infected. It also contains potassium sorbate 0.2% and phenoxyethanol 0.5% as preservatives in a cream base.
Treating infected dermatitis with Momtop-F Cream
Momtop-F Cream contains mometasone, a medium potency anti-inflammatory corticosteroid, combined with fusidic acid, a topical antibiotic. Mometasone in Momtop-F Cream works by blocking the production of prostaglandins and leukotrienes, which are hormone-like substances involved in the inflammatory process. Inflammation occurs in several skin conditions including dermatitis and mometasone in Momtop-F Cream helps relieve symptoms of dermatitis, reducing itching, redness, dryness and soreness, which can become severe if untreated. Fusidic acid in Momtop-F Cream is an antibiotic that is used to treat secondary skin infections caused by susceptible bacteria in skin damaged by inflammatory dermatoses. It works by inhibiting bacterial protein synthesis, which inhibits bacterial replication, but does not kill the bacteria. The combination of an anti-inflammatory and an antibiotic in Momtop-F cream helps relieve symptoms of inflammatory skin disorders like itching, redness, swelling and discomfort and also reduces the risk of infection.
What are the side effects of Momtop-F Cream?
The most commonly reported side effects when using Momtop-F Cream include burning, itching, irritation and dryness at the site of application; also skin atrophy.
When should Momtop-F Cream not be used?
You should not use Momtop-F Cream if you:
- are allergic to mometasone or fusidic acid any ingredients in Momtop-F Cream
- are pregnant or are breastfeeding, without discussion with your doctor
- have a viral infection of the skin, tuberculosis, acne rosacea (a chronic skin condition), perioral dermatitis (facial rash around the mouth), fungal skin infections and ulcerative conditions
- have damaged skin
How should Momtop-F Cream be used?
You should apply a thin film Momtop-F Cream 0.1% to the affected area of skin once daily gently rubbing into the skin. You should always wash your hands after applying the medication and make sure you don’t get any in your eyes, nose or mouth. Momtop-F Cream is intended for short term use and should not be used for more than 2 weeks. You should use Momtop-F Cream for as long as recommended by your doctor and depending on your condition, long term continuous use should be avoided as it can cause problems and Momtop-F Cream should not be used under an occlusive dressing unless directed by your doctor.
How long should you take Momtop-F Cream?
You should use Momtop-F Cream for as long as recommended by your doctor and depending on your condition but should not be used for more than 2 weeks; long term continuous use should be avoided as it can cause problems.
Missed dose of Momtop-F Cream
If you miss a dose of Momtop-F Cream apply it as soon as you remember, and then continue to apply once a day.
How should Momtop-F Cream be stored?
You should store your Momtop-F Cream below 25°C in a cool dry place and keep it out of direct sunlight.