Mometasone nasal Side Effects
Not all side effects for mometasone nasal may be reported. You should always consult a doctor or healthcare professional for medical advice. Side effects can be reported to the FDA here.
For the Consumer
Applies to mometasone nasal: nasal spray
In addition to its needed effects, some unwanted effects may be caused by mometasone nasal. In the event that any of these side effects do occur, they may require medical attention.
You should check with your doctor immediately if any of these side effects occur when taking mometasone nasal:More common
- Bloody mucus or unexplained nosebleeds
- cold or flu-like symptoms
- cough or hoarseness
- increased abdominal or stomach pain and cramping during menstrual periods
- muscle or bone pain
- stuffy or runny nose
- Chest pain
- discharge or redness in the eye, eyelid, or inner lining of the eyelid
- shortness of breath
- tightness in the chest
- troubled breathing
- Sores inside the nose
- white patches inside the nose or mouth
- Difficulty with swallowing
- fast heartbeat
- itching, puffiness, or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
- large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs
- skin rash
- unusual tiredness or weakness
Some of the side effects that can occur with mometasone nasal may not need medical attention. As your body adjusts to the medicine during treatment these side effects may go away. Your health care professional may also be able to tell you about ways to reduce or prevent some of these side effects. If any of the following side effects continue, are bothersome or if you have any questions about them, check with your health care professional:More common
- Sore throat
- joint or muscle ache or pain
- nasal burning or irritation
- stomach upset or discomfort following meals
- Bad, unusual, or unpleasant (after) taste or smell
- change in taste or smell
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to mometasone nasal: nasal spray
Mometasone is generally well tolerated and, due to the nature of its administration, is not inclined to produce the systemic adverse effects generally associated with the use of corticosteroids. Disturbances of taste and smell have been reported very rarely.
Nervous system side effects have included headache. Headache has been reported to occur 2% more often than reported for patients taking placebo, but has been reported in as many as 36% of treated patients in some studies. Dizziness has rarely been reported.
Local side effects have included nasal irritation, burning, dryness, and soreness in 1% to 6% of patients. Nosebleed has been reported in up to 19% of patients. Pharyngitis has been reported in 3% to 4% of patients. Intranasal mometasone may also cause sneezing. Nasal candidiasis has been reported in at least one patient. Nasal septal perforation has also been rarely reported.
Endocrine side effects have included rare reports of suppression of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis. The risk of adrenal suppression is less than that associated with systemic corticosteroids and should only be of concern when using higher than recommended doses.
Gastrointestinal side effects have included rare reports of diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and dyspepsia.
Hypersensitivity side effects have included rare reports of angioedema, pruritus, urticaria, bronchospasm, wheezing, and anaphylaxis.
Immunologic side effects may have included the danger of infections from immune suppression. No conclusive evidence is available to support an increase in tuberculosis or viral infections in patients receiving nasal mometasone. The use of mometasone nasal in patients with these conditions is not recommended by the manufacturer.
Other side effects have included postmarketing reports of nasal burning and irritation and rare cases of nasal septal perforation. Viral infection, flu-like symptoms,and otitis media have also been reported.
Other side effects have also included postmarketing reports of disturbances of taste and smell.
Genitourinary side effects have included dysmenorrhea.
Musculoskeletal side effects have included reports of myalgia, arthralgia and musculoskeletal pain.
Ocular side effects have included conjunctivitis.
Respiratory side effects have included sinusitis, rhinitis, coughing, asthma, bronchitis, and upper respiratory tract infection. Nasal burning, irritation, and rare cases of nasal septal perforation have been reported.
Cardiovascular side effects have included chest pain.
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