Nasonex (Mometasone Furoate)

What is Nasonex?

Nasonex is a powerful medication that produces an inevitable impact on the body substances, leading to inflammation. Thus, the medication is administered as an effective treatment of year-round allergies. The symptoms of such problems are mainly nasal and include runny nose, sneezing, congestion and others. Mometasone, an active ingredient of the medicine, is a steroid that warns the production and spreading of substances within the organism resulting in devastating inflammations. This prescription treatment is offered for adults and children over 2 years old. However, nasal spray Nasonex is also commonly used to eliminate the signs of seasonal allergies in patients over 12 years old. Nasal polyps can also be treated with the medication. Consult your healthcare provider about off-label administration.


Recommendations for Use

The treatment course should be started only after doctor’s consultation. Never change the adjusted prescription and other safety directions. Striving to experience the maximal Nasonex effect and keep safe, one should follow the instructions with no changes. Nasonex is for nasal use only; do not administer the medication orally. It is frequently advised to start Nasonex course 2-4 weeks before the usual allergic season. The length of the treatment course differs in each individual case, though it may take more than 2 weeks to witness significant symptoms improvement. Continue using the drug for the whole period of the therapy. Call your doctor if the condition aggravates, while the symptoms do not get better. Frequent examinations may be required to check the reaction of the sinuses and nose to the active components of the treatment.

Precautions and Contraindications

Since Nasonex has a potent formula, it should be used strictly following all the safety recommendations and instructions. Do not even start the treatment course if you are sensitive to Mometasone or other components of the medication. Provide the doctor with detailed information about other health problems and disorders you have, especially tuberculosis, cataract, glaucoma, infection, nasal ulcers or sores, herpes siplex virus and others. These conditions may change the route of the allergy treatment, either decreasing the effect of Nasonex or even activating unwanted side effects. Pregnant and breastfeeding women should consult a doctor before the medication use in order to guarantee a safe course both for them and their children. However, keep in mind that steroid treatment (Mometasone in particular) can stimulate growth disorders in children. The treatment is not approved for patients younger than 2.

Drug Interactions

As any other treatment, Nasonex may interact with several other prescription and generic medications, causing dangerous complications and condition aggravation. Consequently, it is vital to warn the doctor about all the pharmaceuticals you take to prevent undesirable interactions with their actions. Nasonex should not be combined with corticosteroid treatments, Ceritinib, other nasal sprays and other medications.

Side Effects

Severe allergic reactions, breathing disorders, nosebleed, constant nasal sores, aches, fever, flu or cold symptoms and other complications may occur as a result of Nasonex misuse or overuse. Seek emergency medical help if any of them have appeared. Among common Nasonex reactions are stuffy nose, cough, headache, sore throat and others.