Nasonex® (Mometasone)

What is Nasonex?

Nasonex is a glucocorticoid used for treating and prevention nasal difficulties such as sneezing, congestion and running nose. This can be due to seasonal changes or year-round allergies. It is also prescribed for curing nasal polyps in adults.Nasonex has Mometasone as its prime ingredient and works by preventing the release of inflammatory substances in human body.Nasonex is used for some other health-related issues which may or may not be listed in this guide.

Important information

Inform your doctor if you have fallen sick or had any kind of infection before using Nasonex. Tell your doctor if you have suffered or are having eyes herpes simplex infection, cataracts or glaucoma, tuberculosis, sores or ulcers in your nose or any nose injury or surgery.It will take 2 weeks for this medication to improve your medical condition. Follow doctors advice for ensuring best medical benefits. Consult your doctor if you cannot notice any visible improvement after a week of using Nasonex. For ensuring best health results and safety of medication, your doctor will monitor your medical situation on regular basis. Visit your doctor regularly and do not miss any scheduled appointments. Nasonex is known to reduce blood cells that help preventing body from various infections. Do not come close to people who are unwell or having any infection. Seek medical guidance for knowing about preventive treatment if you are exposed to measles or chicken pox. These conditions can be dangerous and lethal in those who use Nasonex. Avoid getting Nasonex in contact with your eyes, If it happens, rinse your eyes with cold water thoroughly and call your specialist.Steroid medications can hamper growth and development in Children. Inform a medical expert if your child is not growing at a normal rate while using Nasonex.

What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using Nasonex?

Use of Nasonex is not advisable when you are allergic to it or any of its ingredients. Inform your doctor if you have fallen sick or had any kind of infection before using Nasonex. You may be required to discontinue the use till the time you get well.

Let know your doctor if you are allergic to other medications or if you have:

  • Herpes simplex infection of eyes;
  • Cataracts or glaucoma;
  • Tuberculosis;
  • Sores or ulcers in your nose or;
  • Any nose injury or surgery

FDA pregnancy category C: Nasonex can be harmful to fetus. Tell your doctor if you detect your pregnancy or have plans to conceive in near future. It is unclear that whether the medication excretes into breast milk or not. Inform your doctor if you are breastfeeding a child before using Nasonex. Steroid medications can hamper growth and development in Children. Inform a medical expert if your child is not growing at a normal rate while using Nasonex.

Nasonex side effects

Seek medical attention if you feel unwell after intake of Nasonex. This medication is known to cause some allergic reactions such as hives or skin rash, breathing difficulties and swelling in face, throat, lips and tongue.

Call your doctor straight away if you notice any of these serious side effects:

  • Wheezing, breathing difficulties;
  • Sores in the nose that won’t heal;
  • Severe or ongoing nose bleed;
  • Vision problems; or
  • Body aches, fever, chills, flu symptoms.

Commonly- occurring side effects are:

  • Muscle or joint pain;
  • Headache;
  • Nausea;
  • Stuffy nose, sore throat or cough;
  • Sores or white patches inside or around your nose

Note: Apart from above mentioned, there are few other side effects of Nasonex. If case you feel extremely unwell, immediate medical attention is required. You may report the matter to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088

What other drugs will affect Nasonex?

Some other drugs may interact with Nasonex that includes prescribed and over-the-counter drugs, health or dietary supplements and Ayurvedic or herbal products. Inform about all your medications to your specialist.

What happens if I miss a dose?

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.

What happens if I overdose?

Strive to medical help if you think that you have consumed the medication in larger amount.A Nasonex overdose is expected to result in grave consequences. Long-term use of Nasonex leads to skin thinning, increased acne or facial hair, impotence, less libido, menstrual problems, easy bruising or bleeding and changes in the shape or location of body fat (especially in your neck, back, face and waist).

What should I avoid?

Avoid getting Nasonex in contact with your eyes, If it happens, rinse your eyes with cold water thoroughly and call your specialist.Nasonex is known to reduce blood cells that help preventing body from various infections. Do not come close to people who are unwell or having any infection. Seek medical guidance for knowing about preventive treatment if you are exposed to measles or chicken pox. These conditions can be dangerous and lethal in those who use Nasonex.

How should I use Nasonex?

Follow doctors prescription and every direction mentioned on prescription label while using Methamphetamine. Do not increase or decrease the dosage on your own. This medication comes along with instruction manual for safe and effectual usage. Seek with your doctor in case you have any query.The prescribed dosage for Nadonex is 1-2 sprays for each nostril once daily. Your specialist may prescribe taking Nasonex 2 to 4 weeks before the onset of season of allergies.Prime the spray lump for using it for the first time. Shake the medicine well before each use. First, spray into the air away from your face, until you notice fine mist. It will take 2 weeks for this medication to improve your medical condition. Follow doctors advice for ensuring best medical benefits. For ensuring best health results and safety of medication, your doctor will monitor your medical situation on regular basis. Visit your doctor regularly and do not miss any scheduled appointments.Store in upright position at Room Temperature. Do not expose it in heat and moisture. Dispose the medication after you have used 120 sprays, even you see little medication in bottle.