What is Nasonex® (Mometasone Furoate) used for?
Nasonex® is commonly used for treating nasal symptoms of seasonal or year-round allergies, including congestion, sneezing, and runny nose.
How should I take Nasonex® (Mometasone Furoate)?
To use the Nasonex® nasal spray:
- Blow your nose gently. Keep your head upright and insert the tip of the bottle into one nostril. Press your other nostril closed with your finger. Breathe quickly and gently spray the medicine into your nose. Then use the spray in your other nostril.
- Do not blow your nose for at least a few minutes after using the nasal spray.
- Use only the number of sprays that your doctor has prescribed.
- If the spray gets in your eyes or mouth or on your skin, rinse with water.
How do I store Nasonex® (Mometasone Furoate)?
Nasonex® is best stored at room temperature away from direct light and moisture. To prevent drug damage, you should not store Nasonex® in the bathroom or the freezer. There may be different brands of Nasonex® that may have different storage needs. It is important to always check the product package for instructions on storage, or ask your pharmacist. For safety, you should keep all medicines away from children and pets.
You should not flush Nasonex® down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. It is important to properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist for more details about how to safely discard your product.
Precautions & warnings
What should I know before using Nasonex® (Mometasone Furoate)?
Consult with your doctor or pharmacist, if:
- You are pregnant or breastfeeding. This is because, while you are expecting or feeding a baby, you should only take medicines on the recommendation of a doctor.
- You are taking any other medicines. This includes any medicines you are taking which are available to buy without a prescription, such as herbal and complementary medicines.
- You have allergy with Nasonex® or other medications.
- You have an active or recent infection; glaucoma or cataracts; herpes simplex virus of your eyes; tuberculosis or any other infection or illness; sores or ulcers inside your nose; or a recent history of nasal surgery or injury to your nose.
Is it safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?
There is little or no information on the use of Nasonex® in pregnant women. It is not known if mometasone furoate is found in breast milk.
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking this medicine.
What side effects can occur from Nasonex® (Mometasone Furoate)?
Nasonex® may cause these side effects, such as:
- Severe or ongoing nose bleed;
- Sores in the nose that won’t heal;
- Wheezing, trouble breathing;
- Vision problems;
- Fever, chills, body aches, flu symptoms;
- Stuffy nose, sore throat, cough;
- Muscle or joint;
Not everyone experiences these side effects. There may be some side effects not listed above. If you have any concerns about a side-effect, please consult your doctor or pharmacist.
What drugs may interact with Nasonex® (Mometasone Furoate)?
Nasonex® may interact with other drugs that you are currently taking, which can change how your drug works or increase your risk for serious side effects. To avoid any potential drug interactions, you should keep a list of all the drugs you are using (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. For your safety, do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any drugs without your doctor’s approval.
Does food or alcohol interact with Nasonex® (Mometasone Furoate)?
Nasonex® may interact with food or alcohol by altering the way the drug works or increase the risk for serious side effects. Please discuss with your doctor or pharmacist any potential food or alcohol interactions before using this drug.
What health conditions may interact with Nasonex® (Mometasone Furoate)?
Nasonex® may interact with your health condition. This interaction may worsen your health condition or alter the way the drug works. It is important to always let your doctor and pharmacist know all the health conditions you currently have, such as:
- Glaucoma or cataracts;
- Herpes simplex virus of your eyes;
- Tuberculosis or any other infection or illness;
- Sores or ulcers inside your nose;
- A recent history of nasal surgery or injury to your nose.
The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. You should ALWAYS consult with your doctor or pharmacist before using this medication.
What is the dose of Nasonex® (Mometasone Furoate) for an adult?
Usual Dose for Allergic Rhinitis:
2 sprays in each nostril once a day. When used for the prevention of allergic rhinitis, treatment should begin 2-4 weeks prior to pollen season.
Usual Dose for Nasal Polyps:
2 sprays in each nostril twice daily. 2 sprays in each nostril once daily may be effective in some patients.
What is the dose of Nasonex® (Mometasone Furoate) for a child?
Nasonex® is not approved for use in children younger than 2 years old.
Usual Dose for Allergic Rhinitis:
- 2 years to 11 years: 1 spray in each nostril once a day.
- 12 years or older: 2 sprays in each nostril once a day.
- When used for the prevention of allergic rhinitis, treatment should begin 2 to 4 weeks prior to pollen season.
How is Nasonex® (Mometasone Furoate) available?
Nasonex® is available in the following dosage forms and strengths:
- Nasonex® nasal spray 50 mcg of mometasone furoate in each 100-microliter spray.
What should I do in case of an emergency or overdose?
In case of an emergency or an overdose, call your local emergency services (115) or go to your nearest emergency room.
What should I do if I miss a dose?
If you miss a dose of Nasonex®, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your regular dose as scheduled. Do not take a double dose.
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Review Date: November 8, 2016 | Last Modified: December 5, 2019
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