Nasonex Nasal Spray (Mometasone Aqueous)
What is Nasonex Nasal Spray (Mometasone Aqueous) used for?
Nasonex Nasal Spray (Mometasone Aqueous) is an inhalable corticosteroid used to treat seasonal allergies such as hay fever or allergic rhinitis. The medication operates by reducing inflammation to prevent runny nose, irritation, and sneezing. Your physician may also prescribe its use for the treatment of other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Nasonex Nasal Spray (Mometasone Aqueous)?
Follow your physician's instructions and those included with the packaging while using Nasonex Nasal Spray (Mometasone Aqueous) to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. It is normally administered once or twice each day, but your individual directions will depend on your age, weight, current health, the condition being treated, and the severity of your symptoms. These should be administered by gently shaking the bottle to mix its contents, inserting the nozzle into your nostril, and inhaling while operating the pump to dispense one spray. It is recommended to alternate nostrils if more than one spray is suggested to avoid irritation. If you have not used the medicine for several day it may be necessary to prime the pump by pointing the nozzle away from your face and operating the pump until one spray is dispensed. Ask your pharmacist or physician any questions you have about using the medicine to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Nasonex Nasal Spray (Mometasone Aqueous)?
The use of Nasonex Nasal Spray (Mometasone Aqueous) may cause side effects in some patients such as:
Serious side effects that may require emergency medical attention are vision problems, flu symptoms, difficulty breathing, chronic nose bleeds, or sores in the nose that do not heal. Inform your physician as soon as you experience any worrying symptoms to make sure the necessary adjustments are made to your dosage or application frequency to prevent further health complications from occurring.
Nasonex Nasal Spray (Mometasone Aqueous) should not be used by patients who are pregnant, breastfeeding, under the age of six, allergic to mometasone, or who have had a bad reaction to similar treatments in the past. You are also suggested to inform your physician if you have had recent nasal surgery, an infection of the nasal passages, or tuberculosis of the lungs as these conditions may cause unexpected problems during treatment requiring special adjustments to your regimen.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Nasonex Nasal Spray (Mometasone Aqueous). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.