What is Nasonex nasal spray?
Nasonex Nasal Spray contains 50 micrograms of mometasone furoate per spray. This anti-inflammatory steroid medicine is used to ease the symptoms of allergic rhinitis, which is when the inside of the nose becomes inflamed, and occurs most commonly with hay fever. You can use this alongside an oral antihistamine if needed. It is also sometimes prescribed to treat perennial rhinitis (like hay fever, but all year round), as well as nasal polyps.
How to use Nasonex nasal spray?
When treating allergic rhinitis in adults and children who are aged 12 and over, it’s recommended you spray twice into each nostril on a daily basis. If you feel Nasonex helps get your symptoms under control, you can then reduce this to a single spray into each nostril once a day.
Children aged between six and 11 are advised to use one spray into each nostril once a day. However, children under six should not use Nasonex.
Nasonex nasal spray works best when used regularly and you’re likely to notice your symptoms improving within 12 hours of the first dose, although you should bear in mind that it will take a few days of regular treatment for you to get the maximum benefit.
It's important to read the enclosed leaflet carefully before you start to use Nasonex.
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Is Nasonex nasal spray suitable for me?
It’s always best to discuss this with a doctor because there are some situations for which it will be advised that Nasonex nasal spray is used with caution, or would not be recommended at all. You’ll find, for example, that in people with tuberculosis, other untreated infections (especially those in or around the nose), in children under six, or in pregnant or breastfeeding women, it may not be the ideal treatment. Nasonex nasal spray may not be suitable or may need to be used with caution if you are taking some medicines, such as oral steroid medicines. And it won’t suitable for you if you have an allergy to mometasone furoate or any of the other ingredients.
Be sure to tell the doctor if you are taking any other medicines – both those prescribed by your doctor and/or purchased from a pharmacy.
What are the side effects of Nasonex nasal spray?
Nasonex nasal spray can cause side effects, but this isn’t always the case with everybody. Common side effects of regular use of Nasonex include nose bleeds, headaches and nasal irritation. If you experience any of these, you may feel it best to discuss any issues with your doctor.
To make sure you fully understand all possible side effects – and all other important information related to Nasonex – please read the patient leaflet that you’ll find in the pack before starting any course of treatment. A medicine guide to the product can also be viewed online here.