What is Nasonex?
Nasonex Nasal Spray contains mometasone furoate, one of a group of medicines called corticosteroids.
When mometasone furoate is sprayed into the nose, it can help to relieve inflammation (swelling and
irritation of the nose), sneezing, itching and a blocked up or runny nose.
What is Nasonex used for?
Hay fever and perennial rhinitis
Nasonex is used to treat the symptoms of hay fever (also called seasonal allergic rhinitis) and perennial rhinitis in adults and children aged 3 and older.
Hay fever, which occurs at certain times of the year, is an allergic reaction caused by breathing in pollen from trees, grasses, weeds and also moulds and fungal spores. Perennial rhinitis occurs throughout the year and symptoms can be caused by a sensitivity to a variety of things including house dust mite, animal hair (or dander), feathers and certain foods. Nasonex reduces the swelling and irritation in your nose and thereby relieving sneezing, itching and a blocked-up or runny nose caused by hay fever or perennial rhinitis.
Nasonex is used to treat nasal polyps in adults aged 18 and over.
Nasal polyps are small growths on the lining of the nose and usually affect both nostrils. Nasonex reduces the inflammation in the nose, causing the polyps to gradually shrink, thereby relieving a blocked feeling in the nose which may affect breathing through the nose.
Uses / Instructions
Use in adults and children over 12 years old
The usual dose is two sprays into each nostril once a day.
• Once your symptoms are under control, your doctor may advise you to decrease the dose.
• If you do not start to feel any better, you should see your doctor and he or she may tell you to increase the dose;
the maximum daily dose is four sprays into each nostril once a day.
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before using Nasonex
• if you have or have ever had tuberculosis.
• if you have any other infection.
• if you are taking other corticosteroid medicines, either by mouth or by injection.
• if you have cystic fibrosis.
While you are using Nasonex, talk to your doctor
• if your immune system is not functioning well (if you have difficulty in fighting infection) and you come into contact with anyone with measles or chickenpox. You should avoid coming into contact with anyone who has these infections.
• if you have an infection of the nose or throat.
• if you are using the medicine for several months or longer.
• if you have persistent irritation to the nose or throat.
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
Immediate hypersensitivity (allergic) reactions may occur after use of this product. These reactions may be severe. You should stop taking Nasonex and get immediate medical help if you experience symptoms such as:
• swollen face, tongue or pharynx
• trouble swallowing
• wheezing or trouble breathing
The active substance is mometasone furoate. Each spray contains 50 micrograms of mometasone furoate, as the monohydrate.
• The other ingredients are dispersible cellulose, glycerol, sodium citrate, citric acid monohydrate, polysorbate 80, benzalkonium chloride, purified water.
• This medicine contains 0.02 mg of benzalkonium chloride per spray.