Nasonex is a nasal allergy spray for the treatment of seasonal and perennial allergy symptoms. Nasonex helps relieve itchy, runny noses, sneezing and congestion caused by dust mites, pet dander and tree and grass pollen. Nasonex Nasal Spray is a corticosteroid demonstrating anti-inflammatory properties. The Corticosteroids have been shown to have a wide range of effects on multiple cell types.
Shake Nasonex well before each use. Prime the spray pump as instructed by your pharmacist. Use as directed generally two sprays in each nostril daily. Do not use this drug more often or longer than prescribed. Use Nasonex regularly during the prescribed treatment period for full benefit. If the drug is used for seasonal allergy, therapy is best started 2-4 weeks before the season. Improvement in symptoms occurs generally within 2 days and full benefit occurs after 1-2 weeks of use.
Before using Nasonex, tell your doctor and pharmacist if you have a viral, bacterial, or fungal infection of any kind. The absorption of this drug into your system can inhibit your body's ability to fight off infections. You may not be able to use Nasonex if you have an infection.
Before using Nasonex, tell your doctor if you have a nasal septum ulcer, recently had nasal surgery, or nasal damage.
You may not be able to use Nasonex, or you may require a dosage adjustment or special monitoring during your treatment.
Nasonex is in the FDA pregnancy category C. This means that it is not known whether Nasonex will harm an unborn baby. Do not use this medication without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant.
It is unknown whether Nasonex passes into breast milk. Do not use Nasonex without first talking to your doctor if you are breast feeding a baby.
Nasonex is not approved for children use younger than 3 years of age.
If you miss a dose of Nasonex, use it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not "double-up" the dose to catch up.
Possible Side Effects
Headache or sore throat might occur. If these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor promptly. Very unlikely but report promptly: vision changes, unusual nasal bleeding or irritation/pain, blood-tinged mucus/phlegm, unusual increase in thirst or urination, nausea, weakness, weight loss. In the unlikely event you have an allergic reaction to Nasonex, seek immediate medical attention. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include: rash, itching, swelling, dizziness, trouble breathing. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
Store at 25°C (77°F); excursions permitted to 15-30°C (59-86°F). Protect from light. When Nasonex Nasal Spray, 50 mcg is removed from its cardboard container, prolonged exposure of the product to direct light should be avoided. Brief exposure to light, as with normal use, is acceptable.
An overdose of this medication is not likely to occur. If you do think that an overdose has occurred, call an emergency room or poison control left.
Avoid items or activities that you know are allergens for you if they make your symptoms worse. Clean areas where dust or pet fur may aggravate your condition.
Avoid exposing yourself to known sources of infection. Stay away from people with chicken pox, measles, or any other type of infectious disease. Your immune system may not be strong enough to fight off an infection while you are using Nasonex.
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