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Chemical Name: MOMETASONE (moe-MET-a-sone)
This medicine is a corticosteroid used to
prevent and treat the symptoms of perennial and seasonal allergic
rhinitis (hay fever). It may also be used to treat other conditions
as determined by your doctor.
INFORM YOUR DOCTOR OR PHARMACIST of all
prescription and over-the-counter medicine that you are taking.
Inform your doctor of any other medical conditions, allergies,
pregnancy, or breast-feeding.
Follow the directions for using this
medicine provided by your doctor. This medicine comes with a patient
information leaflet. Read it carefully. Ask your doctor, nurse, or
pharmacist any questions that you may have about this medicine. This
medicine is used in the nose. Before using this medicine the first
time, pump it up to 10 times or until a fine mist appears. SHAKE
WELL before using a dose. STORE THIS MEDICINE at room temperature
below 77 degrees F (25 degrees C), away from heat and light. IF YOU
MISS A DOSE OF THIS MEDICINE, use it as soon as possible. If it is
much more than 1 hour since your last dose, skip the missed dose and
go back to your regular dosing schedule.
IT MAY TAKE SEVERAL DAYS for this medicine
to give full benefit. Continue to use it as directed during this
time. DO NOT USE THIS MEDICINE more often or for a longer time than
your doctor recommended. DO NOT USE THIS MEDICINE for other nasal
problems. AVOID GETTING THIS MEDICINE IN YOUR EYES. IF YOU HAVE NOT
HAD CHICKENPOX OR MEASLES, avoid contact with anyone who has either
of these diseases. THOUGH VERY UNLIKELY, this medicine may affect
growth patterns in children. Consult child's doctor. FOR WOMEN: IF
YOU PLAN ON BECOMING PREGNANT, discuss with your doctor the benefits
and risks of using this medicine during pregnancy. IT IS UNKNOWN IF
THIS MEDICINE IS EXCRETED in breast milk. IF YOU ARE OR WILL BE
BREAST-FEEDING while you are using this medicine, check with your
doctor or pharmacist to discuss the risks to your baby.
SIDE EFFECTS that may occur while using
this medicine include headache, nose-bleed or pink color to the
mucus, sore throat, or burning or irritation inside the nose. If
they continue or are bothersome, check with your doctor. If you
notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor, nurse,
Drug interactions can result in unwanted
side effects or prevent a medicine from doing its job. Use our drug
interaction checker to find out if your medicines interact with each
If you take
If overdose is suspected, contact your
local poison control center or emergency room immediately.
symptoms have not improved with regular use of this medicine,
contact your doctor. ALWAYS HAVE A SPARE INHALER available in case
the unit malfunctions or is empty. DO NOT SHARE THIS MEDICINE with
others for whom it was not prescribed. DO NOT USE THIS MEDICINE for
other health conditions. KEEP THIS MEDICINE out of the reach
of children. IF USING THIS MEDICINE FOR AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF TIME,
obtain refills before your supply runs out.