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Nasonex, Mometasone Nasal (generic): Frequently Asked Questions

Is NASONEX® safe?

NASONEX® has a proven safety profile when used as directed. It is not addictive, and contains no alcohol. It is non-habit forming, non-drowsy, and won't keep you up at night. Nasal steroids like NASONEX® should not be confused with anabolic steroids, which are sometimes misused by athletes to enlarge muscle mass and can have serious side effects. Side effects with NASONEX® were generally mild and included headache, viral infection, sore throat, nosebleeds, and coughing.

How should I store NASONEX®?

Keep NASONEX® in a cool, dark place such as a medicine cabinet or closet. Do not let it sit in direct light for long periods of time.

How quickly will NASONEX® start to work?

You can get relief within 11 hours after your first dose of NASONEX®. This is based on one single-dose, parallel-group study of patients in an outdoor "park" setting (park study) and one environmental exposure unit (EEU) study. Onset also was shown to be within 2 days after the first dose in 2 randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel-group seasonal allergic rhinitis studies. The maximum benefit is usually achieved within 1 to 2 weeks.

When should I order a refill of NASONEX®?

If you're running low on NASONEX®, be sure to order a refill several days in advance, so you don't run out. To help you remember, sign up for FREE refill reminders . You should keep track of the number of sprays used from your bottle of NASONEX® Nasal Spray. To make sure you get a full dose of medicine with each spray, your NASONEX® bottle should be discarded after 120 sprays, even though the bottle may not appear to be completely empty.

Is NASONEX® safe for children?

NASONEX® has a proven safety profile and is FDA-approved for treating nasal allergy symptoms in adults and children 2 years of age and older. It is approved for helping to prevent most seasonal nasal allergy symptoms in patients 12 years and older, when initiated 2 to 4 weeks before allergy season. Side effects with NASONEX® were generally mild and included headache, viral infection, sore throat, nosebleeds, and coughing. Q. Does NASONEX® cause a "rebound effect? " A. ...

How should I administer NASONEX® for best results?

Talk to your doctor or pharmacist first, then see instructions in the package insert , ( Adobe Acrobat required ), watch the How to Use NASONEX® tutorial , or read The Right Way to Spray .

Will NASONEX® provide relief for a sudden allergic reaction?

No, NASONEX® is not designed to relieve sudden allergic reactions. You need to use NASONEX® every day to help control your nasal allergy symptoms. For further information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist or refer to the package insert . ( Adobe Acrobat required )

What should I do if no spray comes out of the bottle the first time I use NASONEX®?

If you are using NASONEX® for the first time, you have to "prime" the bottle by spraying it about 10 times in the air or until a fine mist appears. If you haven't used NASONEX® for at least 1 week, re-prime the bottle by spraying it twice in the air. For further information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist or see instructions in the package insert . ( Adobe Acrobat required ).

What is Nasonex?

Nasonex has been designed to be an anti-inflammatory nasal spray. Nasonex will work to treat seasonal and year round nasal allergies. Nasonex can provide relief in as little as 11 hours, full relief can take up to a few days to achieve.

How does Nasonex work?

Nasonex works by reducing inflammatory reactions that lead to nasal symptoms such as congestion, sneezing, itchy and runny nose.

How should Nasonex be taken?

Nasonex should only be used once a day. The nasal applicator needs to be inserted into a clear nostril, then the applicator needs to be depressed one time to release the medication. This process should be repeated with both nostrils.

What side effects does Nasonex have?

Side effects with Nasonex were generally mild and included headache, viral infection, sore throat, nosebleeds, and coughing. The information within this FAQ is for your benefit, but cannot replace the advice of your doctor. Only a doctor can assess the risks and benefits of this product to you based on your own personal medical history. Please keep all prescription medications out of the reach of children.

Who shouldn’t use Nasonex?

Additionally people using an oral or nasal steroid should avoid using Nasonex.
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