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Mometasone - Nasal - Patient Medicine Information

> Why do I need this medicine?
> How do I use this medicine?
> What should I do if I have forgotten to use this medicine?
> What should I take note of while using this medicine?
> What side effects could I experience?
> Can I use this with other medicines?
> How should I store this medicine?

 
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Why do I need this medicine?

Mometasone helps alleviate constant runny nose, sneezing and itching associated with allergic rhinitis and non-allergic seasonal rhinitis.

This medicine is also used to treat nasal polyps (growth in the lining of nasal passage).

How do I use this medicine?

Use Mometasone exactly as directed by your doctor or according to the instructions on the label. Do not use more or less than instructed by your doctor.

If you are using this medicine for the first time, remove the cap and press the pump a few times until you produce an even spray. If you have not used the spray for 2 weeks, press the pump twice to get an even spray before using.

How to use:

1. Blow your nose gently to clear the nostrils before using the spray.
2. Shake the bottle well.
3. Place nozzle into nostril and ensure firm fit.
4. Press the pump to the recommended dose.
5. Wipe and cap the nasal spray after using.

Make sure you know how to use your nasal spray. If you have problems or do not understand the instructions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

You may need to use Mometasone for some time before the full benefits can be felt. Continue to use it even when you feel better. Do not stop using it unless instructed by the doctor.

Do not share your nasal spray with others as it could spread infection.

What should I do if I have forgotten to use this medicine?

Administer the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and return to your normal dosing schedule.

DO NOT double a dose under any circumstances.

If you often forget to use your medicine, let your doctor and pharmacist know.

What should I take note of while using this medicine?

Inform your doctor if you have the following conditions:

- liver disease
- active or untreated infections such as tuberculosis
- cataract (clouding of the lens of the eye) or glaucoma (increased pressure in the eye)

Let your doctor know if you are pregnant or breasfeeding.

Be sure to check with your doctor or pharmacist before giving this medicine to a child.

Avoid spraying this medicine in your eyes. If the mist gets into your eyes, flush it with clean water. See a doctor quickly if there is pain, discomfort, blurred vision or any problems with your eyesight after the mist enters your eyes.

What side effects could I experience?

Mometasone may cause the following side effects: headache, cough, nose bleed and viral infection.

Inform your doctor if any of these side effects do not go away or are severe, or if you experience other side effects.

Can I use this with other medicines?

Inform your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking medicines to treat cancer e.g. ceritinib.

Always notify your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including herbal tonics such as traditional Chinese medicines, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription.

How should I store this medicine?

Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children.

Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.

This information is independently developed by MIMS based on Mometasone - Nasal and is provided for your reference only. It is not a replacement for and should only be used in conjunction with full consultation with a licensed healthcare professional, the information provided by your pharmacist and/or the manufacturer of the medication. It may not contain all the available information you require and cannot substitute professional medical care, nor does it take into account all individual circumstances. Although great effort has been made to ensure content accuracy, we shall not be held responsible or liable for any claims or damages arising from the use or misuse of the information contained herein, its contents or omissions, or otherwise. Copyright © 2019 MIMS. All rights reserved. Powered by MIMS.com

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