mometasone spray - nasal, Nasonex (cont.)
HOW TO USE: Read the Patient Information Leaflet provided by your pharmacist before you start using mometasone and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions regarding the information, consult your doctor or pharmacist.This medication is for use in the nose, usually once a day or as directed by your doctor. Avoid spraying this medication in your eyes. Gently blow your nose before using this drug. Shake the container well before each use. Follow the instructions to learn how to properly prime the spray pump if you are using it for the first time, and to learn when you need to reprime it if you have not used it regularly.To use the spray, remove the protective cap and insert the applicator tip into your nostril. Close the other nostril by pressing with your finger, and tilt your head forward slightly. Press down firmly on the pump to deliver the prescribed number of sprays. Do not spray directly onto the middle wall of your nose (the septum). Breathe in gently through your nose and out through your mouth. Repeat in the other nostril. Wipe the applicator tip and replace the protective cap.The dosage is based on your medical condition and response to therapy. Younger children require a smaller dose and need help from an adult to use this medication. Use this drug regularly during the prescribed treatment period for full benefit. Remember to use it at the same time(s) each day. Do not use this drug more often, increase your dose, or use it for longer than prescribed.Keep track of the number of sprays used from the container. Discard the container after you have used the number of sprays specified on the manufacturer's package.Inform your doctor if your symptoms do not improve or if they worsen.
SIDE EFFECTS: See also Precautions.Headache, sore throat, blood-tinged mucus/phlegm, burning/irritation/dryness of the nose, and nosebleeds may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor or pharmacist promptly.Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: pain in your nose, repeated nosebleeds, whistling sound while breathing, vision changes, white patches in your nose/mouth, painful/trouble swallowing.A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of a serious allergic reaction may include: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.In the US -Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
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