Drug interactions between Nasonex and Patanase
|Nasonex (mometasone nasal)|
|Patanase (olopatadine nasal)|
Interactions between your drugs
- Nasonex is in the drug class nasal steroids.
- Nasonex is used to treat the following conditions:
- Patanase is a member of the drug class nasal antihistamines and decongestants.
- Patanase is used to treat Allergic Rhinitis.
Drug and food interactions
Applies to: Patanase (olopatadine nasal)
Alcohol can increase the nervous system side effects of olopatadine nasal such as dizziness, drowsiness, and difficulty concentrating. Some people may also experience impairment in thinking and judgment. You should avoid or limit the use of alcohol while being treated with olopatadine nasal. Do not use more than the recommended dose of olopatadine nasal, and avoid activities requiring mental alertness such as driving or operating hazardous machinery until you know how the medication affects you. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions or concerns.
Therapeutic duplication warnings
Therapeutic duplication is the use of more than one medicine from the same drug category or therapeutic class to treat the same condition. This can be intentional in cases where drugs with similar actions are used together for demonstrated therapeutic benefit. It can also be unintentional in cases where a patient has been treated by more than one doctor, or had prescriptions filled at more than one pharmacy, and can have potentially adverse consequences.
The recommended maximum number of medicines in the 'nasal preparations' category to be taken concurrently is usually one. Your list includes two medicines belonging to the 'nasal preparations' category:
- mometasone (active ingredient in Nasonex (mometasone nasal))
- olopatadine (active ingredient in Patanase (olopatadine nasal))
Note: The benefits of taking this combination of medicines may outweigh any risks associated with therapeutic duplication. This information does not take the place of talking to your doctor. Always check with your healthcare provider to determine if any adjustments to your medications are needed.
Drug Interaction Classification
|Highly clinically significant. Avoid combinations; the risk of the interaction outweighs the benefit.|
|Moderately clinically significant. Usually avoid combinations; use it only under special circumstances.|
|Minimally clinically significant. Minimize risk; assess risk and consider an alternative drug, take steps to circumvent the interaction risk and/or institute a monitoring plan.|
|No information available.|
Do not stop taking any medications without consulting your healthcare provider.