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My physician has prescribed this drug for possible nasal congestion which he thinks may be the cause of my right ear in that sound as if my heart is beating through my ear. All tests had resulted in negative results. My question is this drug helpful f...
by Annette in Brooklyn, NY, 01/17/2006
My five year old son is currently taking alavert and nasonex. He has been extremely moody, easily cries, and is easily frustrated. Are these side effects of either of these medications? Thank you.
by Paula M. Olds in North Carolina, 12/29/2005
I have a heart disease, high blood presure and thyroid problems. I cant use any nasal spray because they raise your blood presure.I have nasal congestion every day. Help me!! can i use nasonex?
by sullymar torres in Rincon,PR, 01/13/2008
Nasonex (Nasal) Drug and Prescription Information
Nasonex (Nasal) Medication Classification
MOMETASONE (Into the nose)
Nasonex (Nasal) Brandname
Nasonex (Nasal) is used for the Treatment
Mometasone (moe-MET-a-sone) Treats allergy symptoms.Belongs to a class of drugs called corticosteroids.
When To Not Use Nasonex (Nasal)
You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to mometasone.
How Should You Use Nasonex (Nasal)
- Your doctor will tell you how much to use and how often. Do not use more of this medicine than your doctor ordered.
- Shake the medicine thoroughly before using.
- Your nasal spray will come with directions on how to use the spray bottle. Read these directions and follow them carefully.
- Be careful to not spray the medicine into your eyes.
- This medicine works best if used at the same time every day.
- The first time you use the spray bottle you will need to prime the pump. To do this, pump the spray nozzle 10 times or until a fine mist appears. If you stop using the medicine for more than 1 week, you will need to prime the pump again with a few sprays. If a dose is missed:
- Use your medicine as soon as possible unless it is almost time for your next dose.
- Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next regular dose.
- Do not use two doses at the same time.
Proper Nasonex (Nasal) Storage
Store Nasonex (Nasal) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep Nasonex (Nasal) and all medications out of the reach of children.
What To Avoid While Using Nasonex (Nasal)
Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.
- Make sure your doctor knows if you are also using or have recently used other corticosteroids (such as hydrocortisone or prednisolone).
Nasonex (Nasal) Warnings
- If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, talk to your doctor before using this medicine.
- Make sure your doctor knows if you have asthma, tuberculosis, any type of infection (including a cold or the flu), herpes simplex in your eye, or a history of glaucoma or cataracts.
- Be very careful to avoid people who are sick, especially if they have chickenpox or measles. If you are exposed to chickenpox or measles, call your doctor right away. This is especially important if you have not had chickenpox or measles.
- You should not use this medicine if you have recently injured your nose, had surgery on your nose, or had sores in your nose.
- Call your doctor if your allergy symptoms do not improve or become worse. You should notice some improvement within the first 24 hours. The medicine becomes most effective within 1 to 2 weeks.
- If this medicine is being used by a child between the ages of 3 and 11, the doctor will need to check the child's growth on a regular basis.
Nasonex (Nasal) Side Effects
Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:
- Changes in vision or eye pain
- Heavy bleeding from your nose
- Increased itching or pain in your nose
- Puffiness or redness of the face (moon face)
- Unexplained tiredness
- Unexplained weight gain
- Wheezing If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
- Burning or irritation in your nose
- Changes in menstrual cycle
- Crusting around the nostrils
- Joint or muscle pain
- Sore throat