Nasonex (Mometasone furoate)
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The generic name for Nasonex is mometasone furoate monohydrate. This medication is used to treat some of the seasonal symptoms like runny nose, sneezing, and nasal congestion. In adults this medication is used in treating nasal polyps. Nasonex is available in the form of nasal spray of 50 mcg. This medication comes with a manual spray unit that disposes metered dose of the medication. A 50 mcg Nasonex can be used for 120 sprays so that each actuation disposes about 50 mcg of mometasone furoate.
Nasonex is used in the treatment of seasonal allergic symptoms in adults and also in children above the age of 2 years. If a patient is expecting allergic symptoms every year during that season they can start using Nasonex 2 weeks before the start of the season to avoid such allergies.
The recommended dosage of Nasonex for children above 12 years of age and adults is two sprays in each of the nostril once a day. For children in the age group of 2 to 11 years of age one spray in each nostril per day is recommended. They can find improvement in the condition within 11 hours of using this medication.
In the treatment of nasal polyps the recommended dosage is two sprays in each nostril twice a day. For some patients once a day dosage is enough.
Nasonex should not be used for treating seasonal allergies in children below 2 years of age. It should not be used in children below the age of 18 years to treat nasal polyps. Before using Nasonex the pump must be primed for about 10 times before first use. You can keep it unused for about 1 week and after that you have to reprime before using Nasonex.
Persons who are allergic to certain drugs should consult their doctor before using Nasonex. Persons having glaucoma or cataracts, herpes simplex virus, tuberculosis, ulcers in nose and who had injury recently in their nose should tell that to their doctor when they are prescribed Nasonex. If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant inform that to your doctor. Even if you are breast feeding your baby it is better to consult your doctor before using Nasonex.
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