Generic Elocon

It is possible to buy Elocon (mometasone) in generic form. There are three forms of the generic product available, including a cream, a lotion, and an ointment. It is important to note that although these generic products contain mometasone furoate as the active ingredient, the products are not interchangeable. However, the FDA has determined that all of these generics are as good as brand-name Elocon.

Can I Buy Generic Elocon?

Elocon® (mometasone furoate) is a prescription skin medication used to treat a wide variety of skin conditions, such as psoriasis and eczema. It is a topical steroid, which is applied directly on the affected areas of the skin once a day. It comes in the form of an ointment, a cream, and a lotion.
Brand-name Elocon is made by Schering-Plough. However, the patents for Elocon have expired, and generic versions are also available.

Available Strengths

Generic Elocon is available in the following strengths:
  • Mometasone furoate 0.1% cream
  • Mometasone furoate 0.1% ointment
  • Mometasone furoate 0.1% lotion.
Generic versions of this medicine are made by various manufacturers, including:
  • Sandoz
  • Perrigo
  • Fougera.
It should be noted that the cream, ointment, and lotion are not interchangeable. For instance, if your healthcare provider writes you a prescription for the lotion, then you can receive only the lotion, not the cream or ointment.

Is Generic Mometasone Furoate as Good as Elocon?

All generic medications must undergo certain tests to compare them to brand-name medications. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) then looks at these tests to decide if the generics are equivalent to the brand-name medications and assigns each generic a rating. An "AB" rating means that the FDA has determined that a generic medication is equivalent to a brand-name medication.
All of the generic versions of mometasone furoate currently available have an "AB" rating, meaning they should be equivalent to Elocon.
However, generic medications are allowed to have different inactive ingredients than the brand-name medication. This might include fillers, dyes, or other ingredients that may cause problems for people with allergies or sensitivities.

Elocon Medication Information

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