Nasonex nasal spray (mometasone furoate) is a steroid that helps manage allergy symptoms such as sneezing, runny nose, nasal congestion and itching. This corticosteroid works by reducing inflammation in the nasal passages which causes the symptoms. This can be taken 4 sprays in each nostril (nasal septum) nostril once daily. This is approved for individuals of two years of age for a year round allergy and for individuals 12 years of age for perennial allergic rhinitis. It can take up to two weeks of consistent use to receive the maximum benefit. Long term use may weaken your immune system so inform your doctor if you have been sick recently and if you happen to get sick or suffer an infection while taking Nasonex. Do not share this medication with others even if they have similar symptoms. This may not benefit them and can result in an adverse reaction.
Frequently Asked Questions About Nasonex
When discussing this medication with your doctor, they will likely instruct you how to use it and may even provide a demonstration. The manufacturer also provides a patient information pamphlet with illustrations. If you have any remaining questions, clarify them with your doctor or pharmacist as correct use of this medication yields the best results.
For seasonal allergies, begin taking this 2-4 weeks prior to pollen season. Your dose will depend on your medical condition, your size and age.
If you miss a dose, simply take it when you remember. If it is almost time for your next refill, simply skip the missed dose and take the next one on schedule. Do not take a double dose as this will not hasten treatment and can increase the risk and severity of side effects. The spray pump is stored at room temperature.
- fast heartbeat
- nasal burning or irritation
- white patches inside the nose or mouth
- Bloody mucus or unexplained nosebleeds
- Chest pain
- Blurred vision
- Sores inside the nose
- change in taste or smell
- difficulty with swallowing
- hives, skin rash
- stomach upset or discomfort following meals
- large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or genitals
- joint or muscle ache or pain
- Bad, unusual, or unpleasant (after) taste or smell
- itching, puffiness, or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
- unusual tiredness or weakness
- stuffy or runny nose
- muscle or bone pain
- increased abdominal or stomach pain and cramping during menstrual periods
- Sore throat
- discharge or redness in the eye, eyelid, or inner lining of the eyelid
- tightness in the chest
- troubled breathing
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Disclaimer : The information provided here is intended to provide basic information on this medication and is not intended to replace the medical advice provided by a certified medical professional. Any prescription drug use needs to be approved by your doctor. Do not avoid or ignore any advice provided by your physician in favor of what is written here. Always consult with a pharmacist or doctor before taking this medication and seek counselling if you have any questions or concerns about your medication.