What is Nasonex Nasal Spray?
Nasonex Nasal Spray containing the active ingredient mometasone is considered a corticosteroid type of medication. The medication works by preventing the release of the natural chemical histamine in the body when coming into contact with irritants such as pollen, pet fur and dust mites to prevent inflammation in the nasal passages. It can be used to prevent and treat symptoms such as sneezing, runny nose, stuffy nose and an itchy nose caused by seasonal allergies such as hay fever or other year round allergies. Some people may also use the medication to treat growths in the nose (nasal polyps).
How is Nasonex Nasal Spray used?
Nasonex Nasal Spray is usually inhaled through the nose 1 to 2 times per day or as advised by a doctor. Contact a doctor for the correct dosage and length of treatment as it will depend on the patient’s condition and their response to the therapy. Do not skip a day even if symptoms seem to be under control. The medication does not work immediately, it may take up to 2 weeks before the full benefits of the drug takes effect.
You will need to prime the pump spray before the initial dose and if the pump spray has not been used in over 7 days. Prior to using the inhaler, gently blow your nose to clear the nostrils. Close 1 nostril and tilt the head forward slightly while inserting the applicator into the other nostril. Press down firmly on the applicator to release the spray. Breathe inward through the nostril and breathe out through the mouth. Repeat as necessary for additional doses in each nostril.
Patients using Nasonex Nasal Spray may encounter unwanted side effects such as:
- Nasal or throat irritation
- Viral infection
- Sore throat
Contact a doctor immediately should side effects persist or encounter more severe side effects such as:
- Slow wound healing
- Wheezing or trouble breathing
- Vision problems
- Persistent nosebleed
- Adrenal insufficiency
Immediately proceed to your nearest emergency department if you suffer an allergic reaction. Symptoms usually associated with such a reaction include difficulty breathing or swallowing, chest tightness, swelling, skin rashes, and hives.
Nasonex Nasal Spray is not always suitable for all patients. Always consult your health care provider prior to using this medication if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, trying to conceive, using any other medication (prescription or non-prescription), using any herbal products or supplements, or if you have any allergies or other health problems.
The correct dosage and prescription commonly depend on the patient and the condition being treated. Do not adjust your dosage without the approval of your health care provider. This product is only for use as prescribed and instructed.