Nasonex is used to treat and prevent nasal symptoms such as congestion, sneezing, and runny nose caused by seasonal or year-round allergies.
Nasonex is also used to treat growths in the nose (nasal polyps) in adults.
Mometasone is a steroid. It prevents the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation.
Use Nasonex exactly as it was prescribed for you.
Before using the spray for the first time, you must prime the spray pump. Shake the medicine well and spray into the air and away from your face, until a fine mist appears. Prime the spray pump any time you have not used your nasal spray for longer than 7 days.
Shake the medicine bottle well just before each use. It may take up to 2 weeks of using this medicine before your symptoms improve. For best results, keep using the medication as directed. Talk with your doctor if your symptoms do not improve after a week of treatment.
The usual dose of Nasonex is 1 to 2 sprays into each nostril once per day. Your doctor may recommend you start using Nasonex 2 to 4 weeks before the start of allergy season.
Store Nasonex in an upright position at room temperature, away from moisture and heat.
Throw the medication away after you have used 120 sprays, even if there is still medicine left in the bottle.