What is Nasonex?

Nasonex (mometasone) is a steroid. It prevents the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation.

Nasonex is used to treat nasal congestion, runny nose, and sneezing caused by seasonal or year-round allergies.

Nasonex is also used to prevent the return of nasal polyps after surgery to remove them.

Nasonex

Health Benefits of Nasonex

Nasonex is a corticosteroid that is used to treat seasonal allergies. It works by reducing the inflammation in the nasal passages. This can help to relieve congestion, runny nose, and sneezing.

Nasonex can also be used to prevent the return of nasal polyps after surgery to remove them.

Side Effects of Nasonex

Nasonex may cause side effects. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away:

headache

nausea

vomiting

diarrhea

stomach pain

dizziness

weakness

tiredness

If you experience any of the following symptoms, call your doctor immediately:

vision problems

eye pain or redness

signs of infection ( fever, chills, sore throat, body aches) shortness of breath or wheezing rash hives itching swelling of the face, lips, tongue, or throat difficulty breathing or swallowing

Dosage of Nasonex

The usual dose of Nasonex is 2 sprays in each nostril once daily.

Nasonex should not be used for more than 3 weeks at a time. If your symptoms do not improve, or if they become worse, call your doctor.

Nasonex may be habit forming. Do not use this medicine for more than 3 weeks without the advice of your doctor.

Interactions with Nasonex

Nasonex may interact with other drugs. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. Nasonex should not be used during pregnancy unless the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to the fetus. Consult your doctor before using this medication while breastfeeding.

Examples of medications that may interact with Nasonex include:

rifampin (Rifadin, Rimactane)

ketoconazole (Nizoral)

itraconazole (Sporanox)

atorvastatin (Lipitor)

rosuvastatin (Crestor)

cyclosporine (Sandimmune, Neoral)

You should not take Nasonex if you are allergic to mometasone, or if you have a viral infection of the nose or throat.

Mechanism of Action of Nasonex

Nasonex is a corticosteroid. It works by reducing the inflammation in the nasal passages. This can help to relieve congestion, runny nose, and sneezing.

Nasonex can also be used to prevent the return of nasal polyps after surgery to remove them. mometasone (Nasonex) is a steroid. It prevents the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation.

Nasonex is used to treat nasal congestion, runny nose, and sneezing caused by seasonal or year-round allergies.

Nasonex is also used to prevent the return of nasal polyps after surgery to remove them.

Pharmacokinetics of Nasonex

Nasonex is absorbed through the mucous membranes of the nose. It has a bioavailability of 100%. The half-life of Nasonex is 18 hours.

Nasonex is metabolized in the liver by cytochrome P450 enzymes. Its metabolites are excreted in the urine and feces.

Alternatives to Nasonex

There are many alternatives to Nasonex. Some of these include:

fluticasone propionate (Flonase)

triamcinolone acetonide (Nasacort)

beclomethasone dipropionate (Qnasl)

ciclesonide (Zetonna)

azelastine hydrochloride (Astelin)

Symptoms of Overdose

The symptoms of an overdose of Nasonex may include:

headache

nausea

vomiting

diarrhea

stomach pain

dizziness

weakness

tiredness

Is ciclesonide more effective than Nasonex?

There is no definitive answer to this question as each individual responds differently to medication. However, a studycomparing the two found that ciclesonide was more effective than Nasonex in reducing nasal symptoms and improving quality of life in patients with seasonal allergic rhinitis.

Chemical Structure of Nasonex

The chemical structure of Nasonex is: 9-Fluoro-11 beta,17 alpha,21-trihydroxy-16 beta-methylpregna-1,4-diene-3,20-dione.

This medication may be available under multiple brand names and/or in several different forms. Any specific brand name of this medication may not be available in all of the forms or approved for all of the conditions discussed here. As well, some forms of this medication may not be used for all of the conditions discussed here.

Your doctor may have suggested this medication for conditions other than those listed in these drug information articles.