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Mometasone (Into The Nose)

Mometasone (moe-MET-a-sone)

Treats allergy symptoms. Belongs to a class of drugs called corticosteroids.

Brand Name(s):

There may be other brand names for this medicine.

When This Medicine Should Not Be Used:

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to mometasone.

How to Use This Medicine:


  • Your doctor will tell you how much to use and how often. Do not use more of this medicine than your doctor ordered.
  • Shake the medicine thoroughly before using.
  • Your nasal spray will come with directions on how to use the spray bottle. Read these directions and follow them carefully.
  • Be careful to not spray the medicine into your eyes.
  • This medicine works best if used at the same time every day.
  • The first time you use the spray bottle you will need to prime the pump. To do this, pump the spray nozzle 10 times or until a fine mist appears. If you stop using the medicine for more than 1 week, you will need to prime the pump again with a few sprays.

If a dose is missed:

  • Use your medicine as soon as possible unless it is almost time for your next dose.
  • Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next regular dose.
  • Do not use two doses at the same time.
How to Store and Dispose of This Medicine:

  • Store at room temperature in a closed container, away from heat, moisture, and direct light.
  • Keep all medicine out of the reach of children.
Drugs and Foods to Avoid:

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are also using or have recently used other corticosteroids (such as hydrocortisone or prednisolone).
Warnings While Using This Medicine:

  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, talk to your doctor before using this medicine.
  • Make sure your doctor knows if you have asthma, tuberculosis, any type of infection (including a cold or the flu), herpes simplex in your eye, or a history of glaucoma or cataracts.
  • Be very careful to avoid people who are sick, especially if they have chickenpox or measles. If you are exposed to chickenpox or measles, call your doctor right away. This is especially important if you have not had chickenpox or measles.
  • You should not use this medicine if you have recently injured your nose, had surgery on your nose, or had sores in your nose.
  • Call your doctor if your allergy symptoms do not improve or become worse. You should notice some improvement within the first 24 hours. The medicine becomes most effective within 1 to 2 weeks.
  • If this medicine is being used by a child between the ages of 3 and 11, the doctor will need to check the child's growth on a regular basis.
Possible Side Effects While Using This Medicine:

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Changes in vision or eye pain
  • Heavy bleeding from your nose
  • Increased itching or pain in your nose
  • Puffiness or redness of the face (moon face)
  • Unexplained tiredness
  • Unexplained weight gain
  • Wheezing

If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:

  • Burning or irritation in your nose
  • Changes in menstrual cycle
  • Cough
  • Crusting around the nostrils
  • Headache
  • Joint or muscle pain
  • Nosebleed
  • Sneezing
  • Sore throat
If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor.

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