It reduces inflammation by causing several effects:
reversing the activation of inflammatory proteins
activating the secretion of anti-inflammatory proteins
stabilising cell membranes
decreasing the influx of inflammatory cells
The exact anti-inflammatory mechanism of action is unknown.
Merck markets the medication under the following brand names; Elocon (Elocom, Elomet, Elosalic) and Novasone as a cream or ointment for skin conditions, Nasonex as a nasal spray for upper respiratory conditions such as nasal sinus inflammation, Asmanex Twisthaler as a dry powder inhaler (DPI) for lower respiratory conditions. Essex pharma markets the medication under the brand name Ecural and Progreś Laboratories markets it under mometAid. It is also marketed by Perrigo as an ointment for the scalp.In India it is marketed by Intas under the trade name 'Eziwin'.
It is also available as a veterinary drug in an otic (ears) form for treatment of otitis externa under the brand name Mometamax.
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