Mometasone and its most common salt mometasone furoate are moderately potent members of the glucocorticoid group. Glucocorticoids are hormones produced in the adrenal cortex that have anti-inflammatory properties. Mometasone has anti-inflammatory, antipruritic and vasoconstrictive effects. The main uses of mometasone are the treatment of bronchial asthma, the treatment of various skin conditions and the treatment of allergic rhinitis.
Mometasone is available as a cream or ointment, nasal spray or as an agent for inhalation.