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MOMETASONE FUROATE lotion
[Global Pharmaceutials, Division of IMPAX Laboratories, Inc.]


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Mometasone furoate (Mometasone Furoate) LOTION for TOPICAL use.
Initial U.S. Approval: 1987

INDICATIONS AND USAGE

Mometasone Furoate Topical Solution USP, 0.1% (Lotion) is a corticosteroid indicated for the relief of the inflammatory and pruritic manifestations of corticosteroid-responsive dermatoses in patients ≥12 years of age. (1)

DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION

  • Apply a few drops to the affected skin areas once daily and massage lightly until it disappears. (2)
  • Discontinue therapy when control is achieved. (2)
  • If no improvement is seen within 2 weeks, reassess diagnosis. (2)
  • Do not use with occlusive dressings unless directed by a physician. (2)

DOSAGE FORMS AND STRENGTHS

  • Lotion, 0.1%. (3)

CONTRAINDICATIONS

  • None. (4)

WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS

  • Reversible HPA axis suppression with the potential for glucocorticosteroid insufficiency after withdrawal of treatment, Cushing’s syndrome, and hyperglycemia may occur due to systemic absorption. Patients applying a topical steroid to a large surface area or to areas under occlusion should be evaluated periodically for evidence of HPA axis suppression. Modify use should HPA axis suppression develop. Pediatric patients may be more susceptible to systemic toxicity. (5.1, 8.4)

ADVERSE REACTIONS

Most common adverse reactions included are acneiform reaction, burning, itching and folliculitis. (6)

To report SUSPECTED ADVERSE REACTIONS, contact IMPAX Laboratories, Inc. at 1-800-934-6729 or FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or www.fda.gov/medwatch.

See 17 for PATIENT COUNSELING INFORMATION.

Revised: 8/2013

FULL PRESCRIBING INFORMATION

1  INDICATIONS & USAGE

Mometasone Furoate Topical Solution USP, 0.1% (Lotion) is a corticosteroid indicated for the relief of the inflammatory and pruritic manifestations of corticosteroid-responsive dermatoses in patients 12 years of age or older.

2  DOSAGE & ADMINISTRATION

Apply a few drops of Mometasone Furoate Lotion to the affected skin areas once daily and massage lightly until it disappears.

Therapy should be discontinued when control is achieved. If no improvement is seen within 2 weeks, reassessment of diagnosis may be necessary [see Warnings and Precautions (5.1) and Use in Specific Populations (8.4)].

Mometasone Furoate Lotion should not be used with occlusive dressings unless directed by a physician. Mometasone Furoate Lotion should not be applied in the diaper area if the patient still requires diapers or plastic pants, as these garments may constitute occlusive dressing.

Mometasone Furoate Lotion is for topical use only. It is not for oral, ophthalmic, or intravaginal use.

Avoid use on the face, groin, or axillae.

3  DOSAGE FORMS & STRENGTHS

Lotion, 0.1%. Each gram of Mometasone Furoate Lotion contains 1 mg of mometasone furoate in a colorless, clear to translucent lotion base.

4  CONTRAINDICATIONS

None.

5  WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS

5.1  Effects on Endocrine System

Systemic absorption of topical corticosteroids can produce reversible hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis suppression with the potential for glucocorticosteroid insufficiency. This may occur during treatment or after withdrawal of treatment. Manifestations of Cushing's syndrome, hyperglycemia, and glucosuria can also be produced in some patients by systemic absorption of topical corticosteroids while on treatment. Factors that predispose a patient using a topical corticosteroid to HPA axis suppression include the use of high potency steroids, large treatment surface areas, prolonged use, use of occlusive dressing, altered skin barrier, liver failure and young age.

Because of the potential for systemic absorption, use of topical corticosteroids may require that patients be periodically evaluated for  HPA axis suppression.  This may be done by using the adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) stimulation test.

In a study evaluating the effects of Mometasone Furoate Lotion on the HPA axis, 15 mL were applied without occlusion twice daily (30 mL per day) for 7 days to 4 adult subjects with scalp and body psoriasis. At the end of treatment, the plasma cortisol levels for each of the 4 subjects remained within the normal range and changed little from baseline.

If HPA axis suppression is documented, an attempt should be made to gradually withdraw the drug, to reduce the frequency of application, or to substitute a less potent corticosteroid. Recovery of HPA axis function is generally prompt upon discontinuation of topical corticosteroids. Infrequently, signs and symptoms of glucocorticosteroid insufficiency may occur, requiring supplemental systemic corticosteroids.

Pediatric patients may be more susceptible to systemic toxicity from equivalent doses due to their larger skin surface to body mass ratios [see Use in Specific Populations (8.4)].

5.2  Allergic Contact Dermatitis

If irritation develops, Mometasone Furoate Lotion should be discontinued and appropriate therapy instituted. Allergic contact dermatitis with corticosteroids is usually diagnosed by observing failure to heal rather than noting a clinical exacerbation. Such an observation should be corroborated with appropriate diagnostic patch testing.

5.3  Concomitant Skin Infections

If concomitant skin infections are present or develop, an appropriate antifungal or antibacterial agent should be used. If a favorable response does not occur promptly, use of Mometasone Furoate Lotion should be discontinued until the infection has been adequately controlled.

6  ADVERSE REACTIONS

Because clinical trials are conducted under widely varying conditions, adverse reaction rates observed in the clinical trials of a drug cannot be directly compared to rates in the clinical trials of another drug and may not reflect the rates observed in clinical practice.

In clinical trials involving 209 subjects, the incidence of adverse reactions associated with the use of Mometasone Furoate Lotion was 3%. Reported reactions included acneiform reaction, 2; burning, 4; and itching, 1. In an irritation/sensitization study involving 156 normal subjects, the incidence of folliculitis was 3% (4 subjects).

The following adverse reactions were reported to be possibly or probably related to treatment with Mometasone Furoate Lotion during a clinical trial in 14% of 65 pediatric subjects 6 months to 2 years of age: decreased glucocorticoid levels, 4; paresthesia, 2; dry mouth,1; an unspecified endocrine disorder, 1; pruritus, 1; and an unspecified skin disorder, 1. The following signs of skin atrophy were also observed among 65 subjects treated with Mometasone Furoate Lotion in a clinical trial: shininess, 4; telangiectasia, 2; loss of elasticity, 2; and loss of normal skin markings, 3.

The following additional local adverse reactions have been reported with topical corticosteroids, but may occur more frequently with the use of occlusive dressings. These reactions are: irritation, dryness, hypertrichosis, hypopigmentation, perioral dermatitis, allergic contact dermatitis, secondary infection, skin atrophy, striae, and miliaria.

7  DRUG INTERACTIONS

No drug-drug interaction studies have been conducted with Mometasone Furoate Lotion.

8  USE IN SPECIFIC POPULATIONS

8.1  Pregnancy

Teratogenic Effects Pregnancy Category C:
There are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. Therefore, Mometasone Furoate Lotion should be used during pregnancy only if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to the fetus.

Corticosteroids have been shown to be teratogenic in laboratory animals when administered systemically at relatively low dosage levels. Some corticosteroids have been shown to be teratogenic after dermal application in laboratory animals.

When administered to pregnant rats, rabbits, and mice, mometasone furoate increased fetal malformations. The doses that produced malformations also decreased fetal growth, as measured by lower fetal weights and/or delayed ossification. Mometasone furoate also caused dystocia and related complications when administered to rats during the end of pregnancy.
In mice, mometasone furoate caused cleft palate at subcutaneous doses of 60 mcg/kg and above. Fetal survival was reduced at 180 mcg/kg. No toxicity was observed at 20 mcg/kg. (Doses of 20, 60, and 180 mcg/kg in the mouse are approximately 0.01, 0.02, and 0.05 times the estimated maximum clinical topical dose from Mometasone Furoate Lotion on a mcg/m2 basis.)

In rats, mometasone furoate produced umbilical hernias at topical doses of 600 mcg/kg and above. A dose of 300 mcg/kg produced delays in ossification, but no malformations. (Doses of 300 and 600 mcg/kg in the rat are approximately 0.2 and 0.4 times the estimated maximum clinical topical dose from Mometasone Furoate Lotion on a mcg/m2 basis.)

In rabbits, mometasone furoate caused multiple malformations (e.g., flexed front paws, gallbladder agenesis, umbilical hernia, hydrocephaly) at topical doses of 150 mcg/kg and above (approximately 0.2 times the estimated maximum clinical topical dose from Mometasone Furoate Lotion on a mcg/m2 basis). In an oral study, mometasone furoate increased resorptions and caused cleft palate and/or head malformations (hydrocephaly and domed head) at 700 mcg/kg. At 2800 mcg/kg most litters were aborted or resorbed. No toxicity was observed at 140 mcg/kg. (Doses at 140, 700, and 2800 mcg/kg in the rabbit are approximately 0.2, 0.9, and 3.6 times the estimated maximum clinical topical dose from Mometasone Furoate Lotion on a mcg/m2 basis.)

When rats received subcutaneous doses of mometasone furoate throughout pregnancy or during the later stages of pregnancy, 15 mcg/kg caused prolonged and difficult labor and reduced the number of live births, birth weight, and early pup survival. Similar effects were not observed at 7.5 mcg/kg. (Doses of 7.5 and 15 mcg/kg in the rat are approximately 0.005 and 0.01 times the estimated maximum clinical topical dose from Mometasone Furoate Lotion on a mcg/m2 basis.)

8.3  Nursing Mothers

Systemically administered corticosteroids appear in human milk and could suppress growth, interfere with endogenous corticosteroid production, or cause other untoward effects. It is not known whether topical administration of corticosteroids could result in sufficient systemic absorption to produce detectable quantities in human milk. Because many drugs are excreted in human milk, caution should be exercised when Mometasone Furoate Lotion is administered to a nursing woman.

8.4  Pediatric Use

Since safety and efficacy of Mometasone Furoate Lotion have not been established in pediatric patients below 12 years of age, its use in this age group is not recommended.

Mometasone Furoate Lotion caused HPA axis suppression in approximately 29% of pediatric subjects ages 6 to 23 months, who showed normal adrenal function by Cortrosyn test before starting treatment, and were treated for approximately 3 weeks over a mean body surface area of 40% (range 16%-90%). The criteria for suppression were: basal cortisol level of ≤5 mcg/dL, 30-minute post-stimulation level of ≤18 mcg/dL, or an increase of <7 mcg/dL. Follow-up testing 2 to 4 weeks after stopping treatment, available for 8 of the subjects, demonstrated suppressed HPA axis function in 1 subject, using these same criteria. Long-term use of topical corticosteroids has not been studied in this population  [see Clinical Pharmacology (12.2)].

Because of a higher ratio of skin surface area to body mass, pediatric patients are at a greater risk than adults of HPA axis suppression and Cushing’s syndrome when they are treated with topical corticosteroids. They are, therefore, also at greater risk of  adrenal insufficiency during and/or after withdrawal of treatment. Pediatric patients may be more susceptible than adults to skin atrophy, including striae, when they are treated with topical corticosteroids. Pediatric patients applying topical corticosteroids to greater than 20% of body surface are at higher risk of HPA axis suppression.

HPA axis suppression, Cushing’s syndrome, linear growth retardation, delayed weight gain, and intracranial hypertension have been reported in pediatric patients receiving topical corticosteroids. Manifestations of adrenal suppression in children include low plasma cortisol levels and absence of response to ACTH stimulation. Manifestations of intracranial hypertension include bulging fontanelles, headaches, and bilateral papilledema.

Mometasone Furoate Lotion should not be used in the treatment of diaper dermatitis.

8.5  Geriatric Use

Clinical trials of Mometasone Furoate Lotion did not include sufficient numbers of subjects aged 65 and over to determine whether they respond differently from younger subjects. Other reported clinical experience has not identified differences in responses between the elderly and younger patients. In general, dose selection for an elderly patient should be cautious usually starting at the low end of the dosing range.

10  OVERDOSAGE

Topically applied Mometasone Furoate Lotion can be absorbed in sufficient amounts to produce systemic effects [see Warnings and Precautions (5.1)].

11  DESCRIPTION

Mometasone Furoate Topical Solution USP, 0.1% (Lotion) contains mometasone furoate for topical use. Mometasone furoate is a synthetic corticosteroid with anti-inflammatory activity.

Chemically, mometasone furoate is 9α,21-dichloro-11β,17-dihydroxy-16α-methylpregna-1,4-diene-3,20-dione 17-(2-furoate), with the empirical formula C27H30Cl2O6, a molecular weight of 521.4 and the following structural formula:

 
 
 

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Mometasone furoate is a white to off-white powder practically insoluble in water, slightly soluble in octanol, and  moderately soluble in ethyl alcohol.

Each gram of Mometasone Furoate Topical Solution USP, 0.1% (Lotion) contains 1 mg mometasone furoate in a colorless, clear to translucent lotion base of hydroxypropyl cellulose, isopropyl alcohol (40%), propylene glycol, purified water and sodium phosphate monobasic monohydrate. May also contain phosphoric acid used to adjust the pH to approximately 4.5.

12  CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY

12.1  Mechanism of Action

Like other topical corticosteroids, mometasone furoate has anti-inflammatory, antipruritic, and vasoconstrictive properties. The mechanism of the anti-inflammatory activity of the topical steroids, in general, is unclear. However, corticosteroids are thought to act by the induction of phospholipase A2 inhibitory proteins, collectively called lipocortins. It is postulated that these proteins control the biosynthesis of potent mediators of inflammation such as prostaglandins and leukotrienes by inhibiting the release of their common precursor arachidonic acid. Arachidonic acid is released from membrane phospholipids by phospholipase A2.

12.2  Pharmacodynamics

Studies performed with Mometasone Furoate Lotion indicate that it is in the medium range of potency as compared with other topical corticosteroids.

In a study evaluating the effects of Mometasone Furoate Lotion on the HPA axis, 15 mL were applied without occlusion twice daily (30 mL per day) for 7 days to 4 adult subjects with scalp and body psoriasis. At the end of treatment, the plasma cortisol levels for each of the 4 subjects remained within the normal range and changed little from baseline [see Warnings and Precautions (5.1)].

Sixty-five pediatric subjects ages 6 to 23 months, with atopic dermatitis, were enrolled in an open-label, HPA axis safety trial. Mometasone Furoate Lotion was applied once daily for approximately 3 weeks over a mean body surface area of 40% (range 16%-90%). In approximately 29% of subjects who showed normal adrenal function by Cortrosyn test before starting treatment, adrenal suppression was observed at the end of treatment with Mometasone Furoate Lotion. The criteria for suppression were: basal cortisol level of ≤5 mcg/dL, 30-minute post-stimulation level of ≤18 mcg/dL, or an increase of <7 mcg/dL. Follow-up testing 2 to 4 weeks after stopping treatment, available for 8 of the subjects, demonstrated suppressed HPA axis function in 1 subject, using these same criteria [see Use in Specific Populations (8.4)].

12.3  Pharmacokinetics

The extent of percutaneous absorption of topical corticosteroids is determined by many factors including the vehicle and the integrity of the epidermal barrier. Studies in humans indicate that approximately 0.7% of the applied dose of Mometasone Furoate Ointment enters the circulation after 8 hours of contact on normal skin without occlusion. A similar minimal degree of absorption of the corticosteroid from the lotion formulation would be anticipated. Inflammation and/or other disease processes in the skin may increase percutaneous absorption.

13  NONCLINICAL TOXICOLOGY

13.1  Carcinogenesis & Mutagenesis & Impairment of Fertility

Long-term animal studies have not been performed to evaluate the carcinogenic potential of Mometasone Furoate Lotion. Long-term carcinogenicity studies of mometasone furoate were conducted by the inhalation route in rats and mice. In a 2-year carcinogenicity study in Sprague Dawley rats, mometasone furoate demonstrated no statistically significant increase of tumors at inhalation doses up to 67 mcg/kg (approximately 0.04 times the estimated maximum clinical topical dose from Mometasone Furoate Lotion on a mcg/m2 basis). In a 19-month carcinogenicity study in Swiss CD-1 mice, mometasone furoate demonstrated no statistically significant increase in the incidence of tumors at inhalation doses up to 160 mcg/kg (approximately 0.05 times the estimated maximum clinical topical dose from Mometasone Furoate Lotion on a mcg/m2 basis).

Mometasone furoate increased chromosomal aberrations in an in vitro Chinese hamster ovary cell assay, but did not increase chromosomal aberrations in an in vitro Chinese hamster lung cell assay. Mometasone furoate was not mutagenic in the Ames test or mouse lymphoma assay, and was not clastogenic in an in vivo mouse micronucleus assay, a rat bone marrow chromosomal aberration assay, or a mouse male germ-cell chromosomal aberration assay. Mometasone furoate also did not induce unscheduled DNA synthesis in vivo in rat hepatocytes.

In reproductive studies in rats, impairment of fertility was not produced in male or female rats by subcutaneous doses up to 15 mcg/kg (approximately 0.01 times the estimated maximum clinical topical dose from Mometasone Furoate Lotion on a mcg/m2 basis).

14  CLINICAL STUDIES

The safety and efficacy of Mometasone Furoate Lotion for the treatment of corticosteroid-responsive dermatoses was demonstrated in two vehicle-controlled trials, one in scalp psoriasis and one in seborrheic dermatitis. A total of 405 subjects (age range: 12-95 years) received Mometasone Furoate Lotion (205 subjects) or the vehicle lotion applied once daily for 21 days.

16  HOW SUPPLIED

Mometasone Furoate Topical Solution USP, 0.1% (Lotion) is colorless, clear to translucent and supplied in 30-mL (27.5 gram) (NDC 0115-1471-54) and 60-mL (55 gram) (NDC 0115-1471-55) bottles; boxes of one.

STORAGE AND HANDLING

Store at 20°-25°C (68°-77°F); excursions permitted to 15°-30°C (59°-86°F) [see USP Controlled Room Temperature].

17  INFORMATION FOR PATIENTS

Inform patients of the following:

  • Use Mometasone Furoate Lotion as directed by the physician.  It is for external use only.
  • Avoid contact with the eyes.
  • Do not use Mometasone Furoate Lotion on the face, underarms, or groin areas.
  • Do not use Mometasone Furoate Lotion for any disorder other than that for which it was prescribed.
  • The treated skin area should not be bandaged or otherwise covered or wrapped so as to be occlusive, unless directed by the physician.
  • Report any signs of local adverse reactions to the physician.
  • Advise patients not to use Mometasone Furoate Lotion in the treatment of diaper dermatitis.  Do not apply Mometasone Furoate Lotion in the diaper area, as diapers or plastic pants may constitute occlusive dressing.
  • Discontinue therapy when control is achieved.  If no improvement is seen within 2 weeks, contact the physician.
  • Do not use other corticosteroid-containing products with Mometasone Furoate Lotion without first consulting with the physician.

Manufactured by:
TOLMAR Inc.
Fort Collins, CO 80526
Distributed by:
Global Pharmaceuticals
Division of IMPAX Laboratories, Inc.
Philadelphia, PA 19124

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MOMETASONE FUROATE 
mometasone furoate lotion
Product Information
Product TypeHUMAN PRESCRIPTION DRUG LABELItem Code (Source)NDC:0115-1471
Route of AdministrationTOPICALDEA Schedule    
Active Ingredient/Active Moiety
Ingredient NameBasis of StrengthStrength
MOMETASONE FUROATE (MOMETASONE) MOMETASONE FUROATE1 mg  in 1 g
Inactive Ingredients
Ingredient NameStrength
ISOPROPYL ALCOHOL 
PROPYLENE GLYCOL 
HYDROXYPROPYL CELLULOSE 
SODIUM PHOSPHATE, MONOBASIC, MONOHYDRATE 
WATER 
Packaging
#Item CodePackage DescriptionMarketing Start DateMarketing End Date
1NDC:0115-1471-541 in 1 CARTON
127.5 g in 1 BOTTLE
2NDC:0115-1471-551 in 1 CARTON
255 g in 1 BOTTLE
Marketing Information
Marketing CategoryApplication Number or Monograph CitationMarketing Start DateMarketing End Date
ANDAANDA07649911/21/2007
Labeler - Global Pharmaceutials, Division of IMPAX Laboratories, Inc. (116732830)
Establishment
NameAddressID/FEIBusiness Operations
TOLMAR Inc.791156578ANALYSIS(0115-1471), LABEL(0115-1471), MANUFACTURE(0115-1471), PACK(0115-1471)

Revised: 8/2013
 
Global Pharmaceutials, Division of IMPAX Laboratories, Inc.

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