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It is possible for someone to use too much Elocon (mometasone). However, an overdose is more likely to occur when large doses are used for long periods of time. Using high doses of steroids, including Elocon, may lead to Cushing's syndrome. This may cause symptoms such as a rounded face, unusual body fat distribution, and high blood sugar levels.
Can You Use Too Much Elocon?Elocon® (mometasone furoate) is a prescription skin medication used to treat itching and inflammation due to a wide variety of skin conditions. It belongs to a group of medications known as topical steroids. As with most medications, it is possible to use too much Elocon. However, serious problems are most likely to occur when large doses are used over a prolonged period of time.
Effects of an OverdoseLong-term use of high doses of this medicine can cause Cushing's syndrome, which is a group of symptoms caused by prolonged exposure to steroids. Let your healthcare provider know if you develop any signs or symptoms of this problem, including:
- A rounded face
- Unusual body fat distribution (more fat in the trunk, face, and neck, and less fat in the extremities)
- High blood sugar levels.
Applying large amounts of Elocon for long periods of time may cause serious side effects. As with all steroids, large doses of Elocon may decrease the body's ability to produce natural steroids. This can cause serious problems, especially if this medicine is stopped too quickly and the body has not had a chance to begin making its own natural steroids again. If you realize that you have been using this cream for an extended period of time, do not suddenly stop using it.