Molescin C (mometasone) ointment 0.1% 15 g. tube


Molescin C  is used to treat inflammation and pruritus in dermatoses amenable to corticosteroid therapy, including psoriasis (except for common plaque psoriasis) and atopic dermatitis, in adults and children over 2 years of age.



Molescin C composition
active ingredients: mometasone furoate, salicylic acid;
1 g of the ointment contains 1 mg mometasone furoate in terms of 100% substance, salicylic acid 50 mg in terms of 100% substance;
excipients: disodium edetate, hexylene glycol, purified water, propylene glycol monopalmitostearate, white wax, white soft paraffin.

Release form
It is produced in the form of an ointment, in tubes of 15 grams each. 1 gram of the drug contains 1 mg of mometasone.

Pharmacological properties
Molescin C belongs to a group of corticosteroid drugs used in dermatology for the treatment of skin diseases.
Mometasone furoate – the main active ingredient of the drug, is a synthetic corticosteroid used topically. It has a pronounced anti-inflammatory, antipruritic, vasoconstrictor (vasoconstrictor) and antiallergic effect.
An important factor is that the therapeutic effect is achieved with minimal doses of the drug. As a result, side effects of a systemic nature do not occur when it is used.
The mechanisms that make it possible to achieve such a medicinal effect when using mometasone are based on the ability of this drug to cause a decrease in the amount of released mediators of an allergic reaction.
Even in patients with seasonal allergic rhinitis, there was a decrease in the number of secreted leukocytes and leukotrienes.

Molescin C is used to treat inflammation and pruritus in dermatoses amenable to corticosteroid therapy, including psoriasis (except for common plaque psoriasis) and atopic dermatitis, in adults and children over 2 years of age.

You should not use the specified drug if the patient has had a previous hypersensitivity (allergy) with respect to one of the components that are part of the drug – both basic and auxiliary.
Also contraindicated for:

  • bacterial infections (tuberculosis, syphilis, pyoderma);
  • viral infections (herpes, chickenpox, condyloma).
  • fungal infections of the skin;
  • parasitic infections.

The safety and efficacy of Molescin C in children under 12 years of age have not been established. Children should use the minimum amount of glucocorticosteroid to achieve the effect. Long-term therapy with glucocorticosteroids can negatively affect the growth and development of children.

Application during pregnancy and lactation
Treatment of pregnant women is carried out with every possible care, only for serious indications.
Breastfeeding should be suspended during treatment.

Method of administration and dosage
For adults and children over 12 years old, the ointment is applied with a thin layer on the affected skin surface 1 or 2 times a day (morning and / or evening). The maximum daily dose is 15 g, which is applied to no more than 30% of the body surface. The duration of treatment is determined by the doctor depending on the severity and course of the disease. Treatment durations greater than 3 weeks have not been evaluated in the mainstream studies. As with all potent glucocorticosteroids, it is recommended to gradually taper the dose.

Overdose with this drug does not cause any particular adverse events due to too low dosage.
In the case of prolonged use, theoretically, suppression of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal system can develop.
In this case, it is recommended to apply symptomatic therapy – slowly reduce the dosage, induce diuresis, for which drink plenty of fluids.

Side effects
Usually the drug is well tolerated. Side effects can occur only in rare cases. In particular, there may be observed:

  • suppression of the functions of the adrenal glands;
  • itching, atrophy of certain areas of the skin, striae, dermatitis, ecchymosis, folicullitis, furunculosis, hypertrichosis, hypopigmentation of the skin, maceration and dry skin, acne-like dermatitis, contact dermatitis, perioral dermatitis, peeling, prickly heat;
  • a burning sensation and tingling sensation at the site of application;
  • expansion of superficial blood vessels (especially in the face);
  • the occurrence of a secondary infection.

Storage conditions and periods
Molescin C is able to maintain its medicinal properties for 2 years from the date of production.
The drug should be kept out of the reach of children. Storage temperature should not exceed 25 ° C.