Generic for Novasone* (Mometasone) is a topical corticosteroid used to treat inflammation, redness, itching, and swelling caused by a number of skin conditions such as psoriasis, eczema, dermatitis, allergy, lichen simplex chronicus, genital organ pruritus, granuloma annulare, discoid lupus erythematosus, and cutaneous T-cell lymphoma. Generic for Novasone* is also available in nasal spray form, which is used to treat and prevent nasal symptoms such as stuffy nose, runny nose, itching, and sneezing caused by seasonal or perennial (year-round) allergies. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
The normal inflammatory response to local infections can be masked by halobetasol. Application of topical corticosteroids to areas of infection, including tuberculosis of the skin, dermatologic fungal infection, and cutaneous or systemic viral infection (., measles or varicella), should be initiated or continued only if the appropriate antiinfective treatment is instituted. Herpes infection may be transmitted to other sites, including the eye. If the infection does not respond to the antimicrobial therapy, the concurrent use of the topical corticosteroid should be discontinued until the infection is controlled. Topical corticosteroids may delay the healing of non-infected wounds, such as venous stasis ulcers.