... it's use with to treat COPD, why it's prescribed, desired effect and side effects?
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Maintenance - can someone please tell me about mometasone and
- 22 Jul 2009 by dfrb28
- 24 Jul 2009
- chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, mometasone, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, maintenance
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is lung disease that makes it difficult to breathe. There are two main forms of COPD:
Chronic bronchitis, which causes long-term swelling and a large amount of mucus in the main airways in the lungs
Emphysema, a lung disease that destroys the air sacs in the lungs
Most people with COPD have symptoms of both.
There is no cure for COPD. However, there are many things you can do to relieve symptoms and keep the disease from getting worse.
Persons with COPD must stop smoking. This is the only way to prevent the lung damage from getting worse.
Medications used to treat COPD include:
Inhalers (bronchodilators) to open the airways, such as ipratropium (Atrovent), tiotropium (Spiriva), salmeterol (Serevent), or formoterol (Foradil)
Inhaled steroids to reduce lung inflammation
In severe cases or during flare-ups, you may need to receive steroids by mouth or through a vein (intravenously).
Antibiotics are prescribed during symptom flare ups, because infections can make COPD worse.
Mometasone is a steroid. It prevents the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation. It helps to reduce to reduce the inflammation in the airways thereby making it easier to breathe. It may take up to 2 weeks before any improvement is noticed. It is important to take Mometasone exactly as prescribed.
Mometasone inhalation side effects
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. Call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:
wheezing or breathing problems after using this medication;
skin rash, bruising, severe tingling, numbness, pain, muscle weakness;
changes in the shape or location of body fat (especially in your arms, legs, face, neck, breasts, and waist); or
worsening asthma symptoms.
Less serious side effects may include:
runny nose, increased sinus allergy symptoms;
stuffy nose, sinus pain, sore throat, nosebleed;
muscle or joint pain, back pain;
nausea, upset stomach, loss of appetite;
changes in menstrual periods;
tired feeling; or
hoarseness or deepened voice.
- Mometasone Information for Consumers
- Mometasone Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Mometasone (detailed)
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