Midsone Sf 5/0.1 % Ointment 10 Gm
Mometasone is used to treat inflammation that occurs due to skin conditions such as psoriasis, eczema, dermatitis, and other allergic reactions. Aspirin (also called acetyl salicylic acid, ASA) is an analgesic agent, used to relieve moderate to severe pain, such as headache, migraine, nerve pain, toothache, sore throat, joint pain, dysmenorrhea (pain during periods) and heart attack. It is also used as a blood thinner in heart diseases and stroke.
How does the drug work?
Mometasone is a topical corticosteroid and anti-inflammatory agent. It blocks the release of inflammatory mediators thus alleviating the inflammatory symptoms such as swelling, itching, and rash. Acetylsalicylic acid blocks the cyclooxygenase enzyme, which decreases the production of two chemicals- prostaglandins and thromboxanes. Low levels of prostaglandin bring about pain relief. Low thromboxane levels results in thinning of blood, therefore, its long-term use helps to prevent heart attack and stroke.
What are the common side effect?
The common side effects of mometasone are skin irritation at the site of application, discoloration of the skin, thinning of the skin, and folliculitis. The common side effects of aspirin include rashes, ulcers in the gastrointestinal tract, stomachache, abdominal cramping, nausea, heartburn, drowsiness, headache, and bleeding. Some people may be hypersensitivity to Aspirin.
Important Information for use
• People with bone marrow depression should not use Zepcar CR medicine.
• Avoid the Zepcar CR drug if an allergic reaction was seen with an earlier use of carbamazepine.
• Do not take any other antidepressant drugs along with Carbafen tablet. If a MAO-inhibitor drug was used in the past 14 days, then do not take Zepcar CR.
• Call the doctor immediately in the case of skin rash, unusual weakness, bleeding and fever. This is because of the chances of Carbafen side effects such as life-threatening skin rash.
• Continue the Zepcar CR medication for the full length prescribed by the doctor.
• Pregnant women should not start or stop using Zepcar CR unless instructed by the doctor.
• Don’t get exposed to sunlight due to the risk of sunburn with Zepcar CR.
• Do not take grapefruit juice while using Zepcar CR.
1. Can I use mometasone for long term? Prolonged use of mometasone makes the skin raw or broken and you may also observe skin folds.
2. Can I use mometasone for ringworm infections? No. Mometasone is not indicated for fungal skin infections. It is only used to treat the symptoms of inflammation.
3. Is mometasone lotion available over-the-counter? No. Mometasone is available with a prescription.
4. Can I use mometasone on the face? Do not use mometasone medication on broken skin and open wounds. Use with a doctor’s advice on the face, underarms, and groin.
5. Does mometasone cream cause pigmentation? Mometasone cream can lighten skin. However, use it with a doctor’s advice for pigmentation problems. Salicylic acid:
1. How often should I take Aspirin? It is best to take Aspirin as directed by your physician. Usually, the drug is taken daily, for its maximum benefit.
2. Are there any risks associated with Aspirin? Yes, Aspirin may increase the risk of bleeding. So if you already have a bleeding disorder, you may need to take Aspirin in reduced doses or under medical supervision. The drug may also increase the risk of stomach ulcers; therefore, those with the history of ulcers should be careful.
3. What can I do to prevent stomach upset associated with the drug intake? Stomach upset is a common side-effect of the drug and may decrease once the body gets used to the drug. Taking the medication with milk or after food, reduces stomach upset.
4. Can I give Aspirin for the treatment of fever in my 7-year-old child? No, aspirin can cause Reye’s syndrome, a serious illness, in children; therefore, it should be avoided for this age group.
5. I am scheduled for a surgery after a month. Should I tell my surgeon that I take Aspirin? Yes, you should tell your surgeon that you take Aspirin. Aspirin may increase the risk of bleeding during or after surgery. Therefore the medication must be stopped for a week or two before the surgery, to reduce the bleeding risk.