What is Nasonex nasal
is a steroid. It prevents the release of substances in the
body that cause inflammation.
is used nasally to prevent and treat the nasal symptoms of
allergies and other seasonal reactions.
nasal may also be used for purposes other than those listed
in this medication guide.
General medical information about Nasonex nasal
Do not use more of this medication than is prescribed
for you. Too much may cause serious side effects.
Use Nasonex nasal on a regular basis for best results. It
may take several weeks to get the maximum effect of this
Avoid exposing yourself to known sources
of infection. Stay away from people with chicken pox, measles,
or any other type of infectious disease. Your immune system
may not be strong enough to fight off an infection while
you are using Nasonex nasal.
Who should not use Nasonex nasal Before using Nasonex nasal, 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 nasal if you have an
Before using Nasonex nasal, tell your doctor if you have:
- a nasal septum ulcer,
recently had nasal surgery, or
- nasal damage.
You may not be able to use Nasonex nasal, or you may require
a dosage adjustment or special monitoring during your treatment.
Nasonex nasal is in the FDA pregnancy category C.
This means that it is not known whether Nasonex nasal will
harm an unborn baby. Do not use this medication without
first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant.
It is unknown whether mometasone passes into breast milk.
Do not use Nasonex nasal without first talking to your doctor
if you are breast feeding a baby.
Nasonex nasal is
not approved for use by children younger than 3 years of
How should you use Nasonex nasal Use Nasonex nasal spray exactly as directed by your
doctor. Read the information insert included with your medication.
If you do not understand these instructions, ask your pharmacist,
nurse, or doctor to explain them to you.
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 nasal. 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 nasal 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 nasal. Talk to your doctor if your symptoms do
not improve or if they get worse.
Do not spray Nasonex
nasal into the eyes.
To clean the applicator, remove
the plastic dust cap and pull gently on the nasal applicator
so that it comes free. Wash the applicator and dust cap
with cold water. Dry and replace the applicator and dust
Store Nasonex nasal at room temperature away
from moisture and heat. Avoid prolonged exposure of the
product to direct light when Nasonex nasal is removed from
its cardboard container.
If you 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.
What happens if you overdose: An overdose of this medication is not likely to occur.
If you do think that an overdose has occurred, call an emergency
room or poison control center .
What should you avoid while using Nasonex nasal Avoid items or activities that you know are allergens
for you if they make your symptoms worse. Clean areas where dust or pet fur may aggravate your condition.
exposing yourself to known sources of infection. Stay away
from people with chicken pox, measles, or any other type
of infectious disease. Your immune system may not be strong
enough to fight off an infection while you are using Nasonex
Possible side effects of Nasonex nasal Serious side effects from Nasonex nasal are not likely
to occur. Stop using Nasonex nasal 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
nasal and talk to your doctor if you experience
- viral infection;
- sore throat;
- bleeding nose;
respiratory tract infection;
- painful menstruation;
- muscle pain; or
- stinging or burning of
Side effects other than those listed here
may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect
that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome.
What other drugs will affect Nasonex nasal 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.
other than those listed here may also interact with Nasonex
nasal. Talk to your doctor and pharmacist before taking any
prescription or over-the-counter medicines.