|Systematic (IUPAC) name|
|Trade names||Elocon Elocom, Elomet, Elosalic Novasone Nasonex Asmanex Twisthaler Essex pharma markets the medication under the brand name Ecural mometAid.|
|Bioavailability||Nasal spray is virtually undetectable in plasma; but systemic availability is comparable to fluticasone.|
|Protein binding||98% to 99%|
|Biological half-life||5.8 hours|
|ATC code||D07 R01, R03|
|Formula||C22H28Cl2O4 for Mometasone
C27H30O6Cl2 as Furoate
|Molar mass||427.361 g/mol (Mometasone)
521.4 g/mol (Furoate)
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Mometasone furoate is used in the treatment of inflammatory skin disorders (such as eczema and psoriasis)(topical form) , allergic rhinitis (topical form) (such as hay fever), asthma (Inhalation form)  for patients unresponsive to less potent corticosteroids, and penile phimosis. In terms of steroid strength, it is more potent than hydrocortisone, and less potent than dexamethasone.
Mometasone is indicated for the alleviation of inflammatory and pruritic manifestations (with stinging and itching) of dermatosis which respond to treatment with glucocorticoides such as psoriasis and atopic dermatitis (affection dermic chronic, characterized by the apparition of squamous eruptions, accompanied by itching).
Nasal mometasone is employed in adults (including the elderly) and children over 2 years, diminishing the symptoms such as hayfever (seasonal allergic rhinitis) and other allergies (perennial rhinitis), including nasal congestion, discharge, pruritus and sneezing. Mometasone can be used two to four weeks before pollen season, reducing the severity of symptoms. It is also indicated for the treatment of nasal polyps and symptoms associated with including congestion and hyposmia in adult patients over the age of 18. It can also produce nasal drip, sensation of tickling in the throat and loss of the sense of taste and smell.
The furoate of mometasone can be employed together with formoterol for the treatment of asthma, due to its anti-inflammatory properties.
- reversing the activation of inflammatory proteins
- activating the secretion of anti-inflammatory proteins
- stabilising cell membranes
- decreasing the influx of inflammatory cells
Mechanism of action
Mometasone, like other corticosteroids, possesses anti-inflammatory, antipruritic, and vasoconstrictive properties. For allergies, corticosteroids reduce the allergic reactions in various types of cells (mastocytes and eosinofiles) that are responsible for allergic reactions. Mometasone and other corticosteroids circulate in the blood easily, crossing cellular membranes and binding with cytoplasmic receptors, resulting in the transcription and synthesis of proteins. Mometasone also inhibits the actions of the enzyme cytochrome P450 2C8 which participates in the activity of Monooxygenase.
The inflammation is reduced in decreasing the liberation of hydrolace acids of leukocytes, the prevention of the accumulation macrophages in the sites of inflammation, the interference with adhesion of leukocytes to capillary walls, the reduction of the permeability of the capillary membranes and consequently edema, the reduction of complementary components, inhibition of histamine and kinin liberation, and interference with scar tissue formation. The proliferation of fibroblasts and collagen deposits are also reduced. It is believed that the action of corticosteroid anti-inflammatory agents are bound to inhibitive proteins of phospholipase A2, collectively called lipocortins. The lipocortins, in turn, control the biosynthesis of potent mediators of inflammation as the prostaglandin's and leukotriens, inhibiting the liberation of the molecular precursors of arachidonic acid. Intranasal mometasone alleviates symptoms such as rhinorrea acuosa, nasal congestion, nasal drip, sneezing, and pharyngeal itching. Topical administration applied to skin reduces the inflammation associated with chronic or acute dermatosis.
There are extensive metabolic hepatic metabolism to multiple metabolites. There do not exist principal metabolites detectable in plasma. After in-vitro incubation, one of the minor metabolites formed is furoate 6ß-hydroxi-mometasone. In human hepatic microsomes, the formation of these metabolites is regulated by cytochrome P450 3A4.
Mometasone is marketed under the brand names Elocom (and its derivatives) and Hhsone as a cream or ointment for skin conditions, Nasonex as a nasal spray for upper respiratory conditions and Asmanex Twisthaler as a dry powder inhaler (DPI) for lower respiratory conditions.
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