What is Nasonex?
Nasonex is a steroid. It prevents the release of substances in the
body that cause inflammation. Mometasone is used nasally to prevent
and treat the nasal symptoms of allergies and other seasonal reactions.
What are the most common side effects of Nasonex?
Serious side effects from Nasonex are not likely to occur.
Stop using Nasonex and seek emergency medical attention if you experience
an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of your throat;
swelling of your lips, tongue, or face; or hives). Other, less serious
side effects may be more likely to occur. Continue to use Nasonex
and talk to your doctor if you experience headache; viral infection;
sore throat; bleeding nose; coughing; upper respiratory tract infection;
painful menstruation; muscle pain; or stinging or burning of the
How do I take Nasonex?
Shake the medication well before each dose. If your nose
is congested, try to clear it before using your medication to be
sure that the medicine gets into your nasal passages. If you are
also using a decongestant spray, use it to open up your nasal passages
before using Nasonex. However, do not use a decongestant spray unless
your doctor approves. Remove the plastic dust cap from the nasal
applicator. Prior to initial use of Nasonex spray, the pump must
be primed by spraying ten times or until a fine spray appears. The
pump may be stored unused for up to 1 week without repriming. If
unused for more than one week, reprime by pumping two times, or
until a fine spray appears. Close one nostril and tilt your head
slightly forward. Insert the tip of the nasal applicator about 1
cm (one-half inch) into your nostril, pointing it straight up into
the nasal canal. Press firmly downward once on the shoulders of
the applicator, using your forefinger and middle finger while supporting
the base of the bottle with your thumb. Breathe gently inward through
the nostril as you pump. Then breathe out through the mouth. Repeat
this process for the number of sprays prescribed by your doctor.
Remove the pump from your nose. Repeat this procedure in the other
nostril then replace the dust cap. Do not use more of this medication
than prescribed for you. Never use more than 2 sprays in each nostril
(200 mcg total) per day. It may take a few weeks to see the effects
of Nasonex. Talk to your doctor if your symptoms do not improve
or if they get worse.
What if I miss a dose?
Use the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if
it is almost time for your next regularly scheduled dose, skip the
missed dose and use the next one as directed. Do not use a double
dose of this medication.
Are there any drug interactions with Nasonex?
Before using this medication, tell your doctor and pharmacist
about any other drugs you are taking. The use of other oral or inhaled
steroids may increase your chance of side effects or overdose. Drugs
other than those listed here may also interact with Nasonex. Talk
to your doctor and pharmacist before taking any prescription or
Is there any additional information about Nasonex that
I should know?
Before using Nasonex, tell your doctor if you have a nasal
septum ulcer, recently had nasal surgery, or nasal damage. Before
using Nasonex, tell your doctor and pharmacist if you have a viral,
bacterial, or fungal infection of any kind. The absorption of this
drug into your system can inhibit your body's ability to fight off
infections. You may not be able to use Nasonex if you have an infection.�Do
not spray Nasonex into the eyes. Nasonex is not approved for use
by children younger than 3 years of age. It is unknown whether mometasone
passes into breast milk. Do not use Nasonex without first talking
to your doctor if you are breast feeding a baby.
How do I store Nasonex?
Store Nasonex at room temperature away from moisture and
heat. Avoid prolonged exposure of the product to direct light when
Nasonex is removed from its cardboard container.