Nasonex (Mometasone Furoate Monohydrate)
Nasonex is a medicine used to prevent and treat nasal symptoms (such as stuffy and runny nose, itching, or sneezing) of seasonal or year-round allergies. Nasonex is also used to treat nasal polyps (non-cancerous growth in the nose). Nasonex is available as a nasal spray.
Nasonex is for use in your nose only.
Nasonex can cause nosebleeds, infections in your nose and throat, form a hole in the wall between your nostrils, or impair wound healing. Do not use Nasonex if you have a sore in your nose, have had nasal surgery, or a recent nasal injury until healing has occurred. Tell your doctor if you have any redness or white colored patches in your nose and throat.
Cataracts (clouding of the eye’s lens) or glaucoma (high pressure in the eye) can occur while you are using Nasonex. Tell your doctor if you experience a change in your vision.
If you use Nasonex, you can have a higher risk of getting an infection. Do not expose yourself to chickenpox or measles while you are using Nasonex. Tell your doctor if you experience any signs or symptoms of infection (such as a fever, pain, aches, chills, feeling tired, nausea, or vomiting).
Nasonex can cause slowed or delayed growth in children. Check your child’s growth regularly during treatment with Nasonex.
A decrease in nasal symptoms may occur 1-2 days after starting treatment with Nasonex. The full benefit of Nasonex is usually achieved within 1-2 weeks. Tell your doctor if your symptoms do not improve within that time, or if your condition worsens.