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Product Description

Name Novasone Mometasone Ointment 15G (ID:13356) Ointment
Manufacturer Schering P/L
PBS Prescription $ 18.77
Private Prescription $ 10.50
Concession Prescription $ 5.30
Safety Net Prescription $ 0.00
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Alternative Brand Substitutes

Product Script Type Cost  
Elocon Mometasone 0.1% Ointment 15G (ID:13356)
Schering-Plough PTY LTD
Concession Prescription $ 7.76  Purchase
  PBS Prescription $ 21.23  Purchase
  Private Prescription $ 12.99  Purchase
  Safety Net Prescription $ 2.46  Purchase

Product Information


Mometasone furoate Consumer Medicine Information

What is in this leaflet

This leaflet answers some common questions about Novasone.

It does not contain all the available information.

It does not take the place of talking to your doctor or pharmacist.

All medicines have risks and benefits. Your doctor has weighed the risks of you using Novasone against the benefits it is expected to have for you.

If you have any concerns about this medicine, ask your doctor or pharmacist. Keep this leaflet with your medicine.

You may need to read it again.

What Novasone is used for

The name of your medicine is Novasone. It contains the active ingredient called mometasone furoate.

It is a type of cortisone and belongs to the group of medicines called corticosteroids. Novasone is classified as a high potency topical corticosteroid.

There are three forms of Novasone: cream, ointment and lotion.

Novasone is used on the skin to relieve the redness, swelling, itching and discomfort of many skin problems such as:

  • psoriasis
  • eczema
  • other types of dermatitis
  • Novasone Lotion is also used on the scalp and hairy parts of the body.

    Your doctor, however, may have prescribed Novasone for another purpose.

    Ask you doctor if you have any questions about why Novasone has been prescribed for you.

    This medicine is available only with a doctor`s prescription.

    Before you use Novasone

    When you must not use it

    Do not use Novasone if you have had an allergic reaction to:
  • mometasone furoate
  • any other corticosteroid
  • any of the ingredients listed at the end of this leaflet.
  • Do not use Novasone if you have:
  • a viral skin infection (such as cold sores, shingles or chicken pox)
  • a fungal skin infection (such as thrush, tinea or ringworm)
  • tuberculosis of the skin
  • acne rosacea
  • inflammation around the mouth
  • skin conditions with ulcers
  • unless your doctor tells you. Ask your doctor to be sure you do not have any of these conditions. Do not use Novasone after the expiry date.

    A use-by date is shown on the tube and carton of Novasone Cream and Ointment and on the bottle of Novasone Lotion.

    Do not use Novasone if the packaging shows signs of tampering.

    Before you start to use it

    Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have allergies to:
  • any other medicines
  • any other substances, such as foods, dyes or preservatives.
  • Tell you doctor if:
  • you are pregnant or breast feeding.
  • Your doctor will tell you if you can use Novasone during pregnancy or while you are breast feeding.
  • you have any other medical conditions, especially if you have an infection.
  • Using other medicines

    Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are using other creams, ointments or lotions or taking any other medicines. This includes any that you buy without a prescription from a pharmacy, supermarket or health food shop.

    How to use Novasone

    How to use it

    Apply a thin film of Novasone Cream or Ointment or a few drops of Novasone Lotion to the affected skin or scalp once daily. Massage gently until it disappears.

    It is important to use Novasone exactly as your doctor has told you. If you use it less often than you should, it may not work as well and your skin problem may not improve. Using it more often than you should may not improve your skin problem any faster and may cause or increase side effects.

    How long to use it

    Do not use Novasone for more than four weeks at a time unless your doctor tells you.

    If you forget to use it

    If you forget to use Novasone, use it as soon as you remember and then go back to your normal time for applying Novasone. Do not try to make up for the amount you missed by using more than you would normally.

    If you swallow it

    Telephone your doctor or Poisons Information Centre (Phone 13 11 26) or go to the accident and emergency centre at your nearest hospital immediately if anyone swallows Novasone. Keep the telephone numbers of these places handy.

    While you are using Novasone

    Things you must do

    Tell all doctors and pharmacists who are treating you that you are using Novasone. Tell your doctor if you feel that Novasone is not helping your condition or if your skin condition worsens or seems infected. Tell your doctor if, for any reason, you have not used Novasone exactly as prescribed.

    Otherwise, your doctor may think that it was not effective and change your treatment unnecessarily.

    Things you must not do

    Do not use Novasone under dressings or on large areas of skin unless your doctor tells you. Do not use plastic pants or tight fitting nappies if Novasone is to be used on the nappy area of young children. Do not use Novasone in or near the eyes. Do not give Novasone to anyone else even if their symptoms seem similar to yours. Do not use Novasone to treat other conditions unless your doctor tells you.

    Your doctor has prescribed Novasone specially for you and your condition. If you use it for another condition, it may not work or make the condition worse.

    Things to be careful of

    Do not use large amounts for a long time.

    If you use large amounts for a long time, the chance of absorption through the skin and the chance of side effects increases.

    Only use Novasone on skin areas that rub together such as under the arm or in the groin area if your doctor tells you. Only use Novasone on the face if your doctor tells you. If improvement does not occur within one week, tell your doctor.

    Side Effects

    Tell your doctor if you do not feel well while you are using Novasone.

    Novasone helps most people with skin problems but it may have unwanted side effects in a few people.

    Novasone is generally well tolerated. However, unwanted effects that have been reported by some people using Novasone include:

  • itching
  • burning
  • tingling/stinging
  • thinning of the skin
  • appearance of small blood vessels on the surface on the skin
  • stretch marks or streaks on the skin
  • acne/pimples/lumps on the skin/blisters containing pus
  • redness
  • boils/abscesses
  • dermatitis
  • increased size of affected area/worsening of disease
  • numbness
  • dry skin
  • inflamed hair roots
  • Novasone may cause other side effects.

    If you have any other side effects, check with your doctor.

    Do not be alarmed by this list of possible side effects. You may not experience any of them.

  • After using Novasone


    Keep Novasone in a cool dry place. Novasone Cream, Ointment and Lotion should be stored where the temperature stays below 25 degrees C. Do not refrigerate Novasone. Do not leave it in the car or on window sills.

    Heat and dampness can destroy some medicines.

    Keep Novasone where children cannot reach it. Keep the medicine away from pets.

    A locked cupboard at least one-and-a-half metres above the ground is a good place to store medicines.


    If your doctor tells you to stop using Novasone or it has passed its expiry date, ask your pharmacist what to do with any that is left over.

    Product Description

    What it looks like

    Novasone Cream is a white to off-white cream. It is packed in 15 g tubes.

    Novasone Ointment is a white to off-white ointment. It is packed in 15 g tubes.

    Novasone Lotion is a colourless to light yellow lotion. It is packed in 30 mL bottles.


    Novasone Cream contains:

  • mometasone furoate 1 mg/g
  • soft white paraffin
  • hexylene glycol
  • aluminium starch octenylsuccinate
  • propylene glycol monostearate
  • stearyl alcohol
  • ceteareth-20
  • white beeswax
  • purified water
  • titanium dioxide
  • phosphoric
  • Novasone Cream does not contain preservative.

    Novasone Ointment contains:

  • mometasone furoate 1 mg/g
  • soft white paraffin
  • hexylene glycol
  • white beeswax
  • purified water
  • propylene glycol monostearate
  • phosphoric acid
  • Novasone Ointment does not contain preservative.

    Novasone Lotion contains:

  • mometasone furoate 1 mg/g
  • isopropyl alcohol
  • propylene glycol
  • hydroxypropylcellulose
  • sodium phosphate monobasic
  • phosphoric acid
  • purified water
  • Novasone Lotion does not contain preservative.


    Schering-Plough Pty Ltd

  • 11 Gibbon Road
  • Baulkham Hills NSW 2153
  • Australian Registration Numbers

    Cream - AUST R 58612

    Ointment - AUST R 58613

    Lotion - AUST R 58614

    Date of Preparation

    4 February 2003.

    Updated 11th June 2004.

    We gratefully acknowledge APPCo (The Australian Pharmaceuticals Publishing Company Limited) for supplying the above product information.
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