Mometasone Drug Facts

Trade Names

Nasonex

The list of names may not include all products that are available on the market.

What is this medicine?

MOMETASONE (moe MET a sone) is a corticosteroid. It helps decrease inflammation in your nose. This medicine is used to treat the symptoms of allergies like sneezing, itching, and runny or stuffy nose. This medicine is also used to treat nasal polyps.

This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.

Active ingredient: Mometasone furoate 50 mcg

Inactive ingredients: benzalkonium chloride, citric acid monohydrate, glycerin, microcrystalline cellulose, carboxymethylcellulose sodium, polysorbate 80, sodium citrate, purified water

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:

  • infection, like tuberculosis, herpes, or fungal infection
  • recent surgery or injury of nose or sinuses
  • taking corticosteroids by mouth
  • an unusual or allergic reaction to mometasone, other corticosteroids, medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • breast-feeding

How should I use this medicine?

This medicine is for use in the nose. Follow the directions on your prescription label. Do not use more often than directed. Do not share this medicine with anyone else. Make sure that you are using your nasal spray correctly. Ask you doctor or health care provider if you have any questions.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. While this drug may be prescribed for children as young as 2 years of age for selected conditions, precautions do apply.

Overdosage: If you think you have taken too much of this medicine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once. NOTE: This medicine is only for you. Do not share this medicine with others.

What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, use only that dose and continue with your regular schedule. Do not use double or extra doses.

What may interact with this medicine?

Interactions are not expected. Check with your doctor before you use any other medicine for your nose or sinus.

This list may not describe all possible interactions. Give your health care provider a list of all the medicines, herbs, non-prescription drugs, or dietary supplements you use. Also tell them if you smoke, drink alcohol, or use illegal drugs. Some items may interact with your medicine.

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:

  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
  • breathing problems
  • changes in vision
  • feeling faint or lightheaded, falls
  • infection
  • nausea, vomiting
  • unusually weak or tired
  • white patches or sores in the mouth or nose

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • altered sense of taste or smell
  • burning or irritation inside the nose or throat
  • cough
  • headache
  • muscle pain
  • painful menstrual periods
  • nosebleed

This list may not describe all possible side effects. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Visit your doctor for regular check ups. Tell your doctor or healthcare professional if your symptoms do not start to get better or if they get worse.

This medicine may increase your risk of getting an infection. Tell your doctor or health care professional if you are around anyone with measles or chickenpox, or if you develop sores or blisters that do not heal properly.

Where should I keep my medicine?

Keep out of the reach of children.

Store this medicine at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C). Protect from light. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.

NOTE:This sheet is a summary. It may not cover all possible information. If you have questions about this medicine, talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider.

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