What is Mometasone furoate nasal spray, suspension?
Mometasone furoate nasal spray, suspension contains the active ingredient mometasone furoate (as the
monohydrate). Mometasone furoate is a corticosteroid (steroid for short) which has an anti-inflammatory
action, reducing swelling and irritation which causes sneezing, itching and a blocked or runny nose.
What is Mometasone furoate nasal spray, suspension used for?
Hayfever and perennial rhinitis.
This medicine is used to treat the symptoms of hayfever (also called seasonal allergic rhinitis) and perennial
rhinitis in adults and children aged 3 and older.
Hayfever, which occurs at certain times of the year, is an allergic reaction caused by breathing in pollen from
trees, grasses, weeds and also moulds and fungal spores. Perennial rhinitis occurs throughout the year and
symptoms can be caused by a sensitivity to a variety of things including house dust mite, animal hair (or
dander), feathers and certain foods. This medicine reduces the swelling and irritation in your nose and
thereby relieving sneezing, itching and a blocked-up or runny nose caused by hay fever or perennial rhinitis.
This medicine is used to treat nasal polyps in adults aged 18 and over.
Nasal polyps are small growths on the lining of the nose and usually affect both nostrils. This medicine
reduces the inflammation in the nose, causing the polyps to gradually shrink, thereby relieving a blocked
feeling in the nose which may affect breathing through the nose.
Uses / Instructions
Use in adults and children over 12 years old.
The recommended dose is TWO sprays into each nostril ONCE a day
- Once your symptoms are under control, your doctor may advise you to decrease the dose.
- If you do not start to feel any better, you should see your doctor and he or she may tell you to increase the dose; the maximum daily dose is four sprays into each nostril once a day.
Talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse before using Mometasone furoate nasal spray, suspension if you:
- if your immune system is not functioning well (if you have difficulty in fighting infection) and you come into contact with anyone with measles or chickenpox. You should avoid coming into contact with anyone who has these infections.
- if you have an infection of the nose or throat.
- if you are using the medicine for several months or longer.
- if you have persistent irritation to the nose or throat.
Immediate hypersensitivity (allergic) reactions may occur after use of this product.
These reactions may be severe. You should stop taking this medicine and get
immediate medical help if you experience symptoms such as:
- swollen face, tongue or pharynx
- trouble swallowing
- wheezing or trouble breathing
Other side effects
Most people do not have any problems after using the nasal spray. However, some
people, after using this medicine or other corticosteroid nasal sprays, may find that
they suffer from:
Common side effects (may affect up to 1 in 10 people):
- nose bleeds [occurred very commonly (may affect more than1 in 10 people)
in people with nasal polyps receiving this medicine two sprays in each
nostril twice a day]
- sore nose or throat
- ulcers in the nose
- respiratory tract infection
The active substance is mometasone furoate. Each actuation delivers 50 micrograms of mometasone furoate (as the monohydrate) as delivered dose (ex actuator).
The other ingredients are glycerol, microcrystalline cellulose, carmellose sodium, citric acid monohydrate, polysorbate 80, benzalkonium chloride, sodium citrate dihydrate, water for injection.