Novasone 0.1% Lotion 180mL (6 x 30mL) Authority Script
IMPORTANT NOTE – A VALID AUSTRALIAN PRESCRIPTION IS REQUIRED BEFORE THIS ITEM CAN BE SHIPPED
Drug Name: mometasone
Note: Private, PBS and our prices are available to the general public. Concession and Safety Net prices are only available to people with the appropriate concession or Safety Net cards. See Prescriptions for more details.
GOVERNMENT AUTHORITY SCRIPT
This prescription item requires a pre approved authority from the Government in order to get this item at the quoted price. Authority prescriptions need to be applied for by the doctor writing the script and can include reasons such as increased quantities due to dosage, increased repeats, use for a pre determined specified use, or the nature of the medication itself requiring specialist interaction. In the event that an authority is not granted on the script, the price will revert to the private price quoted for that item
WARNING - MULTIPLE PACK PRESCRIPTION - PLEASE READ CAREFULLY
This item contains more than one pack of a prescription product. Before this can be dispensed the doctor has to give approval. The prescription must be written for the total quantity or the prescription must be endorsed by your doctor "Regulation 24" otherwise we will be unable to dispense the increased amount. If you proceed with the order without approval, we will only send out one pack at the single pack price and refund the difference. Eg If your prescription is written out for 30 Tablets with 5 repeats and it does not have “Regulation 24 “ written on the script, the ONLY quantity we can dispense is 30 at one time. Further dispensing of this product could only occur after an appropriate length of time - usually 21 days but depends on dosage. In this example if you would like to obtain 180 Tablets then the doctor must endorse the prescription “Regulation 24” or the quantity must be written out for 180 and not 30. NB Conditions apply on the writing of a Regulation 24 prescription. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for details.
We can no longer accept signed authority forms from your doctor as permission to dispense more than one pack. Please contact our pharmacist for more information.
If you order this item as Private, NO PBS stickers will be issued. Once any prescription order has been sent the product cannot be returned for a refund even if your doctor changes your medication or you have an adverse reaction.
Consumer Medicine Information
What is in this leaflet
This leaflet answers some common questions about Novasone.
It does not contain all the available information.
It does not take the place of talking to your doctor or pharmacist.
All medicines have risks and benefits. Your doctor has weighed the risks of you using Novasone against the benefits it is expected to have for you.
If you have any concerns about this medicine, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Keep this leaflet with your medicine.
You may need to read it again.
What Novasone is used for
The name of your medicine is Novasone. It contains the active ingredient called mometasone furoate.
It is a type of cortisone and belongs to the group of medicines called corticosteroids. Novasone is classified as a high potency topical corticosteroid.
There are three forms of Novasone: cream, ointment and lotion.
Novasone is used on the skin to relieve the redness, swelling, itching and discomfort of many skin problems such as:
other types of dermatitis
Novasone Lotion is also used on the scalp and hairy parts of the body.
Your doctor, however, may have prescribed Novasone for another purpose.
Ask you doctor if you have any questions about why Novasone has been prescribed for you.
This medicine is available only with a doctor's prescription.
Before you use Novasone
When you must not use it
Do not use Novasone if you have had an allergic reaction to:
any other corticosteroid
any of the ingredients listed at the end of this leaflet.
Do not use Novasone if you have:
a viral skin infection (such as cold sores, shingles or chicken pox)
a fungal skin infection (such as thrush, tinea or ringworm)
tuberculosis of the skin
inflammation around the mouth
skin conditions with ulcers
unless your doctor tells you.
Ask your doctor if you are unsure whether you have any of these conditions.
Do not use Novasone after the expiry date on the pack.
If you use it after the expiry date has passed, it may not work as well.
Do not use Novasone if the packaging shows signs of tampering.
Before you start to use it
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have allergies to:
any other medicines
any other substances, such as foods, dyes or preservatives.
Tell you doctor if:
you are pregnant or breast feeding.
Your doctor will tell you if you can use Novasone during pregnancy or while you are breast feeding.
you have any other medical conditions, especially if you have an infection.
Using other medicines
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are using other creams, ointments or lotions or taking any other medicines. This includes any that you buy without a prescription from a pharmacy, supermarket or health food shop.
How to use Novasone
How to use it
Apply a thin film of Novasone Cream or Ointment or a few drops of Novasone Lotion to the affected skin or scalp once daily. Massage gently until it disappears.
It is important to use Novasone exactly as your doctor has told you. If you use it less often than you should, it may not work as well and your skin problem may not improve. Using it more often than you should may not improve your skin problem any faster and may cause or increase side effects.
How long to use it
Do not use Novasone for more than four weeks at a time unless your doctor tells you.
If you forget to use it
If you forget to use Novasone, use it as soon as you remember and then go back to your normal time for applying Novasone. Do not try to make up for the amount you missed by using more than you would normally.
If you swallow it
Telephone your doctor or Poisons Information Centre (Phone 13 11 26) or go to the accident and emergency centre at your nearest hospital immediately if you think that you or anyone else may have swallowed Novasone.
Keep the telephone numbers of these places handy.
While you are using Novasone
Things you must do
Tell all doctors and pharmacists who are treating you that you are using Novasone.
Tell your doctor if you feel that Novasone is not helping your condition or if your skin condition worsens or appears to be infected.
Tell your doctor if, for any reason, you have not used Novasone exactly as prescribed.
Otherwise, your doctor may think that it was not effective and change your treatment unnecessarily.
Things you must not do
Do not use Novasone under dressings or on large areas of skin unless your doctor tells you.
Do not use plastic pants or tight fitting nappies if Novasone is to be used on the nappy area of young children.
Do not use Novasone in or near the eyes.
Do not give Novasone to anyone else even if their symptoms seem similar to yours.
Do not use Novasone to treat other conditions unless your doctor tells you.
Your doctor has prescribed Novasone specially for you and your condition. If you use it for another condition, it may not work or make the condition worse.
Things to be careful of
Do not use large amounts for a long time.
If you use large amounts for a long time, the chance of absorption through the skin and the chance of side effects increases.
Only use Novasone on skin areas that rub together such as under the arm or in the groin area if your doctor tells you.
Only use Novasone on the face if your doctor tells you.
If improvement does not occur within one week, tell your doctor.
Tell your doctor if you do not feel well while you are using Novasone.
Novasone helps most people with skin problems but it may have unwanted side effects in a few people.
Novasone is generally well tolerated. However, unwanted effects that have been reported by some people using Novasone include:
thinning of the skin
appearance of small blood vessels on the surface on the skin
stretch marks or streaks on the skin
acne/pimples/lumps on the skin/blisters containing pus
increased size of affected area/worsening of disease
inflamed hair roots
Novasone may cause other side effects.
If you have any other side effects, check with your doctor.
Do not be alarmed by this list of possible side effects. You may not experience any of them.
After using Novasone
Keep Novasone in a cool dry place. Novasone Cream, Ointment and Lotion should be stored where the temperature stays below 25 °C.
Do not refrigerate Novasone.
Do not leave it in the car or on window sills.
Heat and dampness can destroy some medicines.
Keep Novasone where children cannot reach it. Keep the medicine away from pets.
A locked cupboard at least one-and-a-half metres above the ground is a good place to store medicines.
If your doctor tells you to stop using Novasone or it has passed its expiry date, ask your pharmacist what to do with any that is left over.
What it looks like
Novasone Cream is a white to off-white cream. It is packed in 15 g tubes.
Novasone Ointment is a white to off-white ointment. It is packed in 15 g tubes.
Novasone Lotion is a colourless to light yellow lotion. It is packed in 30 mL bottles.
Novasone Cream contains:
mometasone furoate 1 mg/g
soft white paraffin
aluminium starch octenylsuccinate
propylene glycol monostearate
Novasone Cream does not contain any preservatives.
Novasone Ointment contains:
mometasone furoate 1 mg/g
soft white paraffin
propylene glycol monostearate
Novasone Ointment does not contain any preservatives.
Novasone Lotion contains:
mometasone furoate 1 mg/g
sodium phosphate monobasic dihydrate
Novasone Lotion does not contain any preservatives.
Schering-Plough Pty Limited
Level 4, 66 Waterloo Road,
North Ryde NSW 2113
Australian Registration Numbers
Cream - AUST R 58612
Ointment - AUST R 58613
Lotion - AUST R 58614
Date of Preparation
5 February 2008
There is generic brand to choose from in the table below. Generic Brands are less expensive brands that have been proven to have the same effect. Please select the desired brand.*
*Some Doctor's will have "no substitution permitted" endorsed on the script. Please check your prescription as generics are not available in this case.
Ego Zatamil 0.1% Lotion 30mL
Elocon Lotion 30ml
Elocon Lotion 30ml x 4 (A)
Novasone 0.1% Lotion 30mL