Mometasone

Description

Mometasone is similar to the naturally occurring steroidal hormones (hydrocortisone/cortisone) produced by the adrenal glands. It is used to prevent and treat internal and external swelling associated with conditions like asthma, hay fever, nasal polyps, severe skin allergies etc.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Mometasone

  • Headache
  • Swelling of face, lips, eyelids, tongue, hands and feet
  • Swelling of nose, throat, and sinuses
  • Bone and joint pain
  • Bleeding and irritation of nose
  • Painful white patches in the mouth
  • Nausea or Vomiting
  • Fever or chills
  • Abnormal and/or painful menstruation
  • Heartburn
  • Acne
  • Burning, itching, and irritation of the skin
  • Change in color and texture of the skin
  • Severe difficulty in breathing
  • Visual disturbances

Uses of Mometasone

What is it prescribed for?

  • Allergic rhinitis
  • Nasal polyps
  • Asthma prophylaxis
  • Allergic skin conditions
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The effect of this medicine can be observed within 8-14 days of administration upon inhalation. This time is subject to vary based on the form and route of administration of the medicine.
  • Duration of effect
    The time duration for which this medicine remains effective is subject to vary depending on the form and route of administration.
  • Safe with alcohol?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is it habit forming?
    No habit forming tendencies were reported.
  • Usage in pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use by pregnant women unless absolutely necessary and the potential benefits outweigh the risks involved. Consult your doctor and discuss the risks before using this medicine.
  • Usage while breast-feeding?
    Use of this medicine while breastfeeding is not recommended. However, if it absolutely necessary to use this medicine, then breastfeeding should be discontinued. Consult your doctor before using this medicine.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use if you have a known history of allergy to mometasone or any medicine belonging to the steroid category.

Recent nasal surgery

This medicine is not recommended for use if you had a recent nasal surgery. Any incidence of serious nose injury or ulcer of the septum (wall dividing the nostrils) should also be reported to the doctor.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use by pregnant women unless absolutely necessary and the potential benefits outweigh the risks involved. Consult your doctor and discuss the risks before using this medicine.

Breast-feeding

Use of this medicine while breastfeeding is not recommended. However, if it absolutely necessary to use this medicine, then breastfeeding should be discontinued. Consult your doctor before using this medicine.
General warnings

Defect in vision

Use of this medicine has been sometimes associated with an increase in intraocular pressure and may cause glaucoma or formation of cataract. It should be very carefully administered in patients who have a disease of the eye.

Recurrence of infections

Use of this medicine can cause a relapse of fungal or bacterial infections in patients who have recently recovered from it. It is advised to conduct suitable diagnostic tests before starting the treatment with this medicine. Special precaution is advised while administering this medicine in a patient who has recently recovered from tuberculosis.

Immunization procedure

Immunization procedures involving the injection of a live and weakened pathogen should be avoided while taking this medicine. Alternate means of immunization not involving a live strain of a microorganism could be considered.

Growth disorders in children

This medicine should be used with caution in pediatric patients as the risk of growth abnormalities, brittle bones, and other developmental problems are significantly high.

Allergic reactions

This medicine has the potential of causing moderate to a severe allergic reaction in the body. Any instance indicative of allergic reactions should be reported to the doctor in the first instance.

Adrenal gland suppression

Use of this medicine can cause suppression of adrenal glands. It should be used with caution in patients suffering from a disorder of the adrenal glands.

Change in libido

Long-term use of this medicine may cause a loss of interest in sex and may even cause impotency. It may cause menstrual problems in women.

Missed Dose

Skip the missed dose and continue with the next regular dose as per schedule. Contact your doctor if you have missed more than one scheduled dose of this medicine.

Overdose

Contact your doctor if you have used too much of this medicine. Symptoms of a long-term exposure to high dose of this medicine may include thinning of the skin, easy bruising, body fat deposits, increased acne or facial hair etc.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine

Ketoconazole

Azithromycin

Indinavir

Boceprevir

Disease interactions

Cushing's syndrome

This medicine should be used with caution in patients having a high level of cortisol, an adrenal hormone, in the body for prolonged duration of time. Special precaution is advised while using the nasal and oral form of the medicine.

Infections

The nasal and oral forms of this medicine should be used with caution in patients with an active infection or a history infection of the lung, blood, head or other organs. Use of this medicine may weaken the immune system and cause opportunistic infections.

Ocular herpes infection

This medicine should be used with caution if the patient is suffering from an eye infection caused by herpes simplex virus.

Osteoporosis

The use of this medicine has been associated with reduced bone density and body calcium levels. Hence, it should be used with caution in patients with osteoporosis.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take Mometasone as instructed by the doctor. Your dosage timings, forms, duration and other attributes are subject to vary depending on the condition and hence adherence to the instruction is necessary to ensure safe and effective use of this medicine.
Miscelleneous

Usage does not depend on food timings

To be taken as instructed by doctor

May cause sleepiness

How it works
This medicine works by decreasing the formation, release, and movement of certain substances that cause swelling of the internal organs as well as external swelling and irritation. It also works by suppressing or partially preventing the effect of the immune system.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Approved

Approved

Classification

Category

Nasal steroids

Schedule

Schedule H

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https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?setid=f69603aa-a5a6-b8f3-c9ed-2d0abc9f4d92

Mometasone - DrugBank [Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2017 [cited 16 May 2017]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB00764

Mometasone | C22H28Cl2O4 - PubChem [Internet]. Pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. 2017 [cited 16 May 2017]. Available from:

https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/441335#section=Top

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https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a602024.html

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Information on this page was last updated on 16 Nov 2017

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