Elocon Scalp Lotion
  • Elocon Scalp Lotion

Elocon Scalp Lotion

Medication features

  • Effective treatment for Eczema, psoriasis and Dry Scalp conditions
  • Topical Application
  • Steriod based Mecication

Overview

Order Elocon Scalp Lotion Online

You can request to order Elocon Scalp Lotion from our online doctor and pharmacy service. This service is for people who suffer from scalp conditions like scalp psoriasis or scalp eczema. Simply complete an online medical questionnaire and our doctors will assess this to make sure it is suitable to prescribe. 

If your order is approved, our doctors will send a prescription to our online pharmacy team. From here, it will be dispensed and dispatched to your delivery address.

This service is only available to patients who have been prescribed this medicine by their GP or dermatologist previously. You should be regularly monitored by your GP or dermatologist when using this medicine.

What is Elocon Scalp Lotion?

Elocon Scalp Lotion is a lotion used to treat inflammatory skin conditions of the scalp. This includes scalp psoriasis and seborrhoeic dermatitis. It contains the active ingredient mometasone furoate 0.1%, which is a type of topical corticosteroid. This helps to reduce the redness, inflammation, itchiness and other symptoms associated with scalp conditions.

Elocon Scalp Lotion is classed as a potent steroid and should only be used on the scalp. 

How does Elocon Scalp Lotion work?

Medical conditions like eczema and psoriasis can cause inflammation that leads to symptoms like a red, flaky, and itchy scalp. Corticosteroids act on the skin to reduce inflammation. They do this by blocking chemicals that trigger inflammation from being released in the skin. This helps to reduce inflammation and associated symptoms.

How to use Elocon Scalp Lotion

When applying the lotion, a few drops should be applied to the affected areas of the scalp once a day. Gently massage the lotion into the treated area until it disappears. You should only use Elocon Scalp Lotion for as long as your doctor has recommended. Usually, it should only be used for a short amount of time to reduce the likelihood of side effects.

Elocon Scalp Lotion should only be used on the scalp. If you have a skin condition on other areas of your body, you should speak to your doctor for more appropriate treatments, like creams or ointments. 

You should only apply Elocon Lotion under dressings, like bandages or plasters, if your doctor has told you to do so. When the lotion is applied under dressings, too much of the medicine may go through the skin barrier. 

Alternative treatments

Another prescription-only corticosteroid used for scalp problems is Betnovate Scalp Application. This is similar to Elocon but contains a different steroid ingredient, betamethasone valerate. It may be suitable to use for people who find Elocon Scalp Lotion ineffective.


Other treatments are available to buy over the counter without a prescription. Examples include Capasal shampoo, Alphosyl, and Nizoral. These can be useful in the treatment of scalp conditions like dermatitis and severe dandruff.

FAQ

Can Elocon be used on the scalp?
Elocon Scalp Lotion is specifically formulated to be used on the scalp to treat various scalp conditions. It can be prescribed for scalp psoriasis treatment in the UK. Elocon is also available as a cream or ointment but these products should not be used on the scalp.

Is Elocon a strong steroid?
Topical corticosteroids applied to the skin are categorised as mild, moderate, potent, or very potent. The active ingredient in Elocon Scalp Lotion is mometasone furoate 0.1%, which is a potent steroid.

How do you apply Elocon lotion to your scalp?
When applying the lotion, a few drops should be applied to the affected areas of the scalp once a day. Gently massage the lotion into the scalp until it disappears. You should only use Elocon Scalp Lotion for as long as your doctor has recommended. Usually, it should only be used for a short amount of time to reduce the likelihood of side effects.

Can Elocon Lotion cause hair loss?
Elocon does not cause hair loss but one of the potential side effects can actually be excessive hair growth. However, this is not a treatment for hair loss. See our hair loss service if you are looking for treatments for hair regrowth.

Can I buy Elocon Scalp Lotion over the counter?
Elocon Scalp Lotion, in the UK, is a prescription-only medicine that cannot be bought over the counter. You can request to order Elocon Scalp Lotion online from our UK registered online pharmacy and doctor service. Simply complete an online medical questionnaire for our GPs to assess. If your order is approved, a prescription is sent to our online pharmacy team. From here, it is dispensed and dispatched to your chosen address.

Side Effects

Elocon Scalp Lotion Side Effects

Most side effects of Elocon Scalp Lotion are rare but it may cause common side effects that are associated with topical corticosteroids in general. This includes skin dryness, burning, itching, and stinging. If you notice any unusual side effects like blurred vision or signs of a skin infection, stop using the lotion and contact your doctor.


For a complete list of side effects, see the patient information leaflet.

Warnings

Other conditions and Elocon Scalp Lotion

You should not use Elocon Scalp Lotion if you have had an allergic reaction to mometasone, or any of the ingredients in Elocon Lotion, in the past. 

Using topical corticosteroids, like Elocon, for long periods of time or on large areas can increase the risk of experiencing side effects. You should only use Elocon Lotion for as long as your doctor has told you to. 

Care should be taken not to smoke or go near naked flames when using Elocon because the lotion is highly flammable. Fabrics like clothing and bedding that come into contact with the lotion may burn more easily.

Sometimes psoriasis can worsen or you can get raised bumps filled with pus under your skin with Elocon use. If you notice your scalp condition worsens, you should stop using it and contact your doctor. 

See section 2 of the patient information leaflet for a full list of warnings.

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