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Basic Information on Mometasone

When and How to Take Mometasone

The following are some general considerations for when and how to take mometasone:
  • Both the nasal spray and inhaler are used twice daily.
  • Mometasone inhalers are inhaled into the lungs, while the nasal spray is gently sprayed into the nose (but not inhaled).
  • Mometasone cream, lotion, and ointment are applied in a thin layer directly on the skin. Be sure to wash your hands after applying these products.
  • Make sure your healthcare provider shows you exactly how to use the inhalers or nasal spray.
  • For mometasone to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. The medication will not work if you stop taking it.

Dosing Information

The dose of mometasone your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
As always, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.

Mometasone Side Effects

As with any medicine, side effects are possible with mometasone. However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate it well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
Common side effects of the inhalers include but are not limited to:
Common side effects of the nasal spray include but are not limited to:
  • Headaches
  • Viral infections
  • Sore throat
  • Bloody nose.
Common side effects of mometasone cream, lotion, or ointment include but are not limited to:
  • Burning
  • Itching
  • Tingling
  • Stinging.
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