Mometasone nasal spray is used to prevent and relieve symptoms of sneezing, runny, stuffy, or itchy nose caused by hay fever or other allergies. It is also used to treat nasal polyps (swelling of the lining of the nose). Mometasone nasal spray should not be used to treat symptoms (e.g., sneezing, stuffy, runny, itchy nose) caused by the common cold. Mometasone nasal spray is in a class of medications called corticosteroids. It works by blocking the release of certain natural substances that cause allergy symptoms.
Nasometin Nasal Spray contains active ingredient mometasone furoate, one of a group of medicines called corticosteroids. When mometasone furoate is sprayed into the nose, it can help to relieve inflammation (swelling and irritation of the nose), sneezing, itching and a blocked up or runny nose.
Mometasone comes as a suspension (liquid) to spray in the nose. If you are using mometasone nasal spray to prevent or relieve hay fever or allergy symptoms, it is usually sprayed in each nostril once a day. If you are using mometasone nasal spray to treat nasal polyps, it is usually sprayed in each nostril once or twice daily (in the morning and evening). Use mometasone at around the same times every day.
For the prevention of nasal symptoms of seasonal allergies, use mometasone nasal spray 2 to 4 weeks before the beginning of the pollen season.
An adult should help children younger than 12 years old to use mometasone nasal spray. Children younger than 2 years of age should not use this medication.
Mometasone nasal spray is only for use in the nose. Do not swallow the nasal spray and be careful not to spray it into your mouth or eyes.
Each bottle of mometasone nasal spray should only be used by one person. Do not share mometasone nasal spray because this may spread germs.
Mometasone nasal spray controls the symptoms of hay fever or allergies, but does not cure these conditions. Your symptoms may improve in 1 to 2 days after you first use mometasone, but it may take 1 to 2 weeks before you feel the full benefit of mometasone. Mometasone works best when used regularly. Use mometasone on a regular schedule unless your doctor has told you to use it as needed. Call your doctor if your symptoms get worse or do not improve after you use mometasone nasal spray.
Mometasone nasal spray is designed to provide a certain number of sprays. After the marked number of sprays has been used, the remaining sprays in the bottle might not contain the correct amount of medication. You should keep track of the number of sprays you have used and throw away the bottle after you have used the marked number of sprays even if it still contains some liquid.