What is this medication?
Mometasone (Nasal), Nasonex/Sinuva
Mometasone/Nasonex/Sinuva is officially indicated for allergic rhinitis, or nasal polyps. It may also be prescribed off-label for rhinosinusitis. (may be used for conditions not listed)
How does this medication work?
Mometasone/Nasonex/Sinuva may reduce the formation, release, and activity of inflammatory mediators such as kinins, histamine and prostaglandins. Reduces cell migration to the affected area and reverses the dilation and blood vessel permeability result in decreased access of cells to the site.
How should I take this medication?
2 sprays in each nostril once or twice a day (each spray contains 50mcg of mometasone)
How to Take: Follow instructions provided by physician/pharmacy label, use consistently at same times each day unless otherwise directed, store at room temperature and shake before use. May need to prime the pump by using a few times until a fine mist appears. Aim away from septum and lightly sniff as you spray.
You Need to Avoid: Avoid contact with eyes.
What should I watch for while using this medication?
Before starting Mometasone/Nasonex/Sinuva make sure your physician is aware of any allergies or medications you currently are taking, if you have severe liver disease, cataracts, glaucoma, an active infection, are pregnant or breastfeeding.
What if I miss a dose?
If you miss a dose of medication, try to take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, take only that scheduled dose. Do not take double or extra doses.
How should I store this medication?
Keep out of the reach of children at all times. Store at 2° to 25°C and protected from light. Do not freeze. Keep the container tightly closed. Properly dispose of any unused medication after the expiration date.
What are the possible side effects of using this medication?
Headache, viral infection, nosebleed, pharyngitis
Note this is not a complete list of side effects, only common ones.
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