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Mometasone Side Effects

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on July 31, 2020.

For the Consumer

Applies to mometasone: implantation implant

Other dosage forms:

Side effects requiring immediate medical attention

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

  • Chills
  • cough producing mucus
  • earache
  • ear congestion
  • feeling faint
  • fever
  • headache
  • lightheadedness
  • loss of voice
  • nasal congestion
  • noisy breathing
  • nosebleeds
  • pain or tenderness around the eyes and cheekbones
  • redness or swelling in the ear
  • runny nose
  • sneezing
  • sore throat
  • stuffy or runny nose
  • tightness in the chest
  • troubled breathing

Less common

  • Blurred vision
  • body aches or pain
  • fast heartbeat
  • hives, itching, skin rash
  • hoarseness
  • irritation
  • joint pain, stiffness, or swelling
  • muscle weakness
  • redness of the skin
  • swelling of the eyelids, face, lips, hands, or feet
  • troubled swallowing
  • unusual tiredness or weakness

Incidence not known

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to mometasone: inhalation aerosol, inhalation aerosol powder

Gastrointestinal

In clinical trials, gastroenteritis and vomiting occurred with an incidence of at least 1% but less than 3%.[Ref]

Very common (10% or more): Oral candidiasis

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Dry mouth and throat, dyspepsia[Ref]

Nervous system

Very common (10% or more): Headache[Ref]

Respiratory

Very common (10% or more): Nasopharyngitis, allergic rhinitis, upper respiratory infection

Common (1% to 10%): Sinusitis, bronchitis, pharyngitis, dysphonia, epistaxis, nasal irritation, respiratory disorder

Postmarketing reports: Asthma aggravation, which may include cough, dyspnea, wheezing and bronchospasm[Ref]

Genitourinary

Common (1% to 10%): Dysmenorrhea, urinary tract infection (in pediatrics)[Ref]

Musculoskeletal

Common (1% to 10%): Musculoskeletal pain, back pain, myalgia[Ref]

Other

In clinical trials, fatigue, flu-like symptoms, pain, earache, and infection occurred with an incidence of at least 1% but less than 3%.[Ref]

Common (1% to 10%): Fatigue, flu-like symptoms, pain, earache, infection, fever and bruise (in pediatrics)[Ref]

Cardiovascular

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Palpitations[Ref]

Metabolic

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Weight increase[Ref]

Ocular

Rare (less than 0.1%): Glaucoma, cataracts

Postmarketing reports: Vision blurred[Ref]

Psychiatric

Frequency not reported: Psychomotor hyperactivity, sleep disorders, anxiety, depression or aggression[Ref]

Hypersensitivity

Postmarketing reports: Immediate and delayed hypersensitivity reactions including rash, pruritus, angioedema and anaphylactic reaction[Ref]

References

1. "Product Information. Asmanex Twisthaler (mometasone)." Schering-Plough Corporation, Kenilworth, NJ.

2. Cerner Multum, Inc. "UK Summary of Product Characteristics." O 0

3. "Product Information. Asmanex HFA (mometasone)." Merck & Company Inc, Whitehouse Station, NJ.

4. US Food and Drug Administration "Drug Safety Label Changes (SLC): Asmanex HFA. Available from: URL: https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cder/safetylabelingchanges/index.cfm?utm_campaign=SLC%203%2F30&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Eloqua&event=searchdetail.page&DrugNameID=329&elq" ([2018, Mar 26]):

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.