The reference site for Mometasone

Mometasone furoate acts as a prodrug of mometasone. In addition to its glucocorticoid activity, mometasone also has very potent progestogenic activity and acts as a partial agonist of the mineralocorticoid receptor.

WHAT IS Mometasone?

Nasal mometasone relieves the stuffy nose, irritation, and discomfort of hay fever and other allergies. Mometasone is also used to treat nasal polyps in adults.

Inhaled mometasone is used to help prevent the symptoms of asthma. It decreases the number and severity of asthma attacks.

Mometasone cream is used to relieve the itching and inflammation of numerous skin conditions.

Mometasone is a synthetic glucocorticoid. These have potent anti-inflammatory actions and also suppress the immune response.

Brand Name(s): Nasonex (nasal); Elocon (cream);Asmanex (inhalation).

CAS nº: 105102-22-5
(mow MEH tah zone)

 

Product Info

The sections below will provide you with more specific information and guidelines related to mometasone and its correct use. Please read them carefully.

FDA Information

Mometasone was approved by the FDA back in 1987.

The branded version Nasonex® was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in December 2004 for the treatment of nasal polyps in patients 18 years of age and older. Nasonex® has also received approval for the treatment of nasal polyps in 13 European countries via the European Union’s Mutual Recognition Procedure. The countries involved in the Mutual Recognition Procedure were the United Kingdom, which acted as the Reference Member State, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal and Spain.

In addition, Nasonex® received approval for nasal polyps in France (February 2005) and Sweden (May 2005).

Why is this medication prescribed?

Nasal mometasone relieves the stuffy nose, irritation, and discomfort of hay fever and other allergies. Mometasone is also used to treat nasal polyps in adults.

Inhaled mometasone is used to help prevent the symptoms of asthma. It decreases the number and severity of asthma attacks.

Mometasone cream is used to relieve the itching and inflammation of numerous skin conditions.

Mometasone is a synthetic glucocorticoid. These have potent anti-inflammatory actions and also suppress the immune response.

Other uses for this medicine

Mometasone can also be used along with certain antibiotics to treat sinusitis.

However, it is strongly advised that you talk to your doctor about the possible risks of using this drug for your particular condition.

Dosage and using this medicine

INHALED MOMETASONE:

The dose of mometasone inhalation powder will be different for different patients. The following information includes only the average doses of mometasone inhalation powder.

For asthma (treatment):
If you have had previous asthma therapy with bronchodilators alone:
Adults – 220 mcg once daily in the evening.
Children – use and dose must be determined by your doctor.

If you have had previous asthma therapy with inhaled corticosteroids alone:

Adults – 220 mcg once daily in the evening.
Children – use and dose must be determined by your doctor.

If you have had previous asthma therapy with oral corticosteroids:

Adults – 440 mcg twice daily.
Children – use and dose must be determined by your doctor.

NASAL MOMETASONE:

Before using this medicine, clear the nasal passages by blowing your nose. Then, with the nosepiece inserted into the nostril, aim the spray towards the inner corner of the eye.

The dose of nasal mometasone will be different for different patients. The following information includes only the average doses of nasal mometasone.

For allergies: 

Adults and children 12 years of age and older – 2 sprays in each nostril once a day.
Children 3 and 11 years of age – 1 spray in each nostril once a day.
Children younger than 3 years of age – use and dose must be determined by your doctor.

For nasal polyps:

Adults – 2 sprays in each nostril twice a day.
Children and teenagers – use and dose must be determined by your doctor.

For sinusitis:
Adults and children 12 years of age and older – 2 sprays in each nostril twice a day.
Children younger than 12 years of age – use and dose must be determined by your doctor.

MOMETASONE CREAM:

A thin strip of mometasone cream or ointment or a few drops of the lotion are applied to the affected area two to four times daily. The lotion should be massaged gently into the skin until it disappears.

What special precautions should I follow?

Before taking Mometasone:

Tell your doctor and pharmacist if you are allergic to mometasone or any other drugs.

Inform your doctor and pharmacist what prescription and nonprescription medications you are taking, including vitamins.

Tell your doctor if you have an infection or have ever had cataracts, glaucoma, or diabetes.

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding.

Do not use plastic bandages, dressings, or diapers that do not allow air to circulate to the area (occlusive dressings) unless your doctor directs you to do so. The use of occlusive dressings can greatly increase the amount of drug the body absorbs. If you do use an occlusive dressing, do not use it for more than 12 hours a day.

This medicine has only been tested in children 12 years of age or older. Mometasone powder for inhalation may adversely effect the adrenal gland and stunt growth in pediatric patients.

What should I do if I forget a dose?

Mometasone cream:

Apply the missed dose as soon as you remember it and apply the remaining doses for that day at evenly spaced intervals if more than one dose a day is indicated by your doctor. Do not apply a double dose to make up for a missed dose.

Nasal mometasone:

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember it. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one.

Mometasone (by inhalation):

If you miss a dose or forget to use your medicine, use it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to use the medicine and skip the missed dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.

What side effects can this medication cause?

Side effects from mometasone may include:

burning at the area of application
itching
irritation
dryness
bloody mucus or unexplained nosebleeds

Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away:

acne
skin sores
burning
itching
irritation
dryness
skin infection
changes in skin color

If you experience any of the following symptoms, call your doctor immediately:

treated area becomes infected (red, warm, or swollen)
pus oozes from treated area

Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome.

What storage conditions are needed for this medicine?

Keep this medication in the container it came in, tightly closed, and out of reach of children. Store it at room temperature and away from excess heat and moisture (not in the bathroom).

Remember to throw away any medication that is outdated or no longer needed. Talk to your pharmacist about the proper disposal of your medication.

In case of an emergency/overdose

An overdose of this medication is not likely to occur. If you do think that an overdose has occurred, call your local poison control center at 1-800-222-1222. If the victim has collapsed or is not breathing, call local emergency services immediately on 911.

Product Images

Pictures of Mometasone pills

Below you will find images and specific information on the principal types of mometasone that exist, including their respective brand name(s), strength, inscription codes and manufacturers.

The information below includes general information and guidelines for patients taking this medication and should never be used to substitute professional medical advice that can be provided by a qualified physician or family doctor.

 

Name: ELOCON®
Strength(s): 0.1%
Imprint: ELOCON
Manufacturer: SCHERING CORP.

Name: MOMETASONE FUROATE
Strength(s): 0.1%
Imprint: MOMETASONE FUROATE
Manufacturer: CLAY-PARK LABS.

Name: MOMETASONE FUROATE
Strength(s): 0.1%
Imprint: MOMETASONE FUROATE
Manufacturer: PERRIGO CO.

Name: MOMETASONE FUROATE
Strength(s): 0.1%
Imprint: MOMETASONE FUROATE
Manufacturer: PERRIGO CO.

Name: MOMETASONE FUROATE
Strength(s): 0.1%
Imprint: MOMETASONE FUROATE
Manufacturer: SANDOZ

Name: NASONEX®
Strength(s): 50 MCG
Imprint: NASONEX
Manufacturer: SCHERING CORP.

Name: NASONEX®
Strength(s): 50 MCG
Imprint: NASONEX
Manufacturer: SCHERING CORP.

Name: ASMANEX TWISTHALER
Strength(s): 220 MCG
Imprint: ASMANEX TWISTHALER
Manufacturer: SCHERING CORP.

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