Mometasone Side Effects

It is possible that some side effects of mometasone may not have been reported. These can be reported to the FDA here. Always consult a healthcare professional for medical advice.

For the Consumer

Applies to mometasone: inhalation powder

Along with its needed effects, mometasone may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking mometasone:

More common
  • Body aches or pain
  • cold or flu-like symptoms
  • congestion
  • cough
  • dryness or soreness of the throat
Less common
  • Abdominal or stomach pain
  • diarrhea
  • fever or chills
  • loss of appetite
  • lower back or side pain
  • nausea
  • White patches inside the nose or mouth

Some side effects of mometasone may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

More common
  • Difficulty with moving
  • discouragement
  • feeling sad or empty
  • headache
  • increased abdominal or stomach pain and cramping during menstrual periods
  • irritability
  • lack of appetite
  • loss of interest or pleasure
  • muscle or joint pain
  • muscle pain or stiffness
  • nasal burning and irritation
  • stomach discomfort following meals
  • stuffy or runny nose
  • tiredness
  • trouble concentrating
  • trouble sleeping
  • unexplained runny nose or sneezing
  • upset stomach
Less common
  • Accidental injury
  • bladder pain
  • bloated
  • bloody mucus or unexplained nosebleeds
  • bloody or cloudy urine
  • chest congestion
  • difficult, burning, or painful urination
  • excess air or gas in stomach or intestines
  • frequent urge to urinate
  • full feeling
  • general feeling of discomfort or illness
  • lower back or side pain
  • menstrual changes
  • passing gas
  • post-procedure pain
  • shivering
  • sweating
  • unusual tiredness or weakness
  • vomiting

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to mometasone: inhalation aerosol powder


Gastrointestinal side effects have included dyspepsia, nausea, flatulence, gastroenteritis, vomiting, and anorexia.


Respiratory side effects have included oral candidiasis, pharyngitis, sinus congestion, upper respiratory tract infection, dysphonia, epistaxis, nasal irritation, sinusitis and dry throat.


Genitourinary side effects have included dysmenorrhea and urinary tract infection.


Psychiatric side effects have included insomnia and depression.


Dermatologic side effects have included skin lacerations and insect bites.


General side effects have included fatigue, flu-like symptoms, accidental injury, pain, infection and post-procedure pain,

Nervous system

Nervous system side effects have included earache and headache.


Musculoskeletal side effects have included back pain, myalgia, arthralgia, abdominal pain and musculoskeletal pain.


Immunologic side effects have included allergic rhinitis


Hypersensitivity side effects have included postmarketing reports of allergic reaction, facial edema hypersensitivity, and throat tightness.

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