What is Nasonex / Mometasone?
Nasonex / Mometasone nasal spray is used to treat symptoms of the allergic reaction rhinitis, which can be caused by a variety of allergies including seasonal allergies such as hayfever. People experiencing this kind of allergic reaction might have a runny, blocked, or itchy nose and itchy, watery eyes.
Nasonex and Mometasone nasal spray can also be prescribed to treat nasal polyps.
Nasonex and Mometasone nasal sprays contain exactly the same active ingredients. The only difference is that Nasonex is a branded version of the nasal spray and Mometasone is a generic version.
How does Nasonex / Mometasone work?
The active ingredient in Nasonex / Mometasone spray is mometasone furoate. Mometasone furoate is a corticosteroid, which works to reduce the swelling, itching and sneezing associated with allergic rhinitis.
Do not use Nasonex / Mometasone if:
- You’re allergic to mometasone furoate or any of the other ingredients in this medication
- You have a nose infection
- You’ve just injured your nose or had an operation on it.
- You’re pregnant or breastfeeding
Talk to your doctor before using Nasonex / Mometasone if:
- You have tuberculosis (or have ever had it)
- You experience blurred vision whilst taking Nasonex / Mometasone
- You have cystic fibrosis
If you have a weak immune system and come into contact with someone with chickenpox or measles when taking Nasonex / Mometasone, you should let your doctor know.
Nasonex and Mometasone contain benzalkonium chloride, which may irritate the skin inside the nose.
How do you take Nasonex / Mometasone?
You should always take the dose of Nasonex / Mometasone recommended by your doctor or pharmacist.
To treat allergic rhinitis, the usual dose of Nasonex / Mometasone is 2 sprays in each nostril once a day. Use the spray as directed in the patient information leaflet.
When your symptoms are well controlled, your doctor might decrease your dose. They might also increase it to a maximum of 4 sprays per nostril per day if you don’t feel better.
How effective is Nasonex / Mometasone?
Nasonex / Mometasone are clinically proven nasal sprays for treating hay fever and mild allergic reactions such as rhinitis.
You should begin to see your symptoms improving within 12 hours of beginning treatment with Nasonex and Mometasone. However it could be up to 2 days before you feel the full benefits of this nasal spray.
What are the main side effects of Nasonex / Mometasone?
Nasonex and Mometasone can cause side effects like any medicine can, although not everyone will experience them.
Three common side effects of Nasonex / Mometasone are:
For a full list of Nasonex / Mometasone side effects, please see the patient information leaflet.