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Mometasone Side Effects

In Summary

Commonly reported side effects of mometasone include: upper respiratory tract infection, oral candidiasis, depression, musculoskeletal pain, pharyngitis, allergic rhinitis, and fatigue. Other side effects include: sinus congestion. See below for a comprehensive list of adverse effects.

For the Consumer

Applies to mometasone: inhalation aerosol powder, inhalation powder

In addition to its needed effects, some unwanted effects may be caused by mometasone. In the event that any of these side effects do occur, they may require medical attention.

Severity: Major

You should check with your doctor immediately if any of these side effects occur when 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
Rare:
  • White patches inside the nose or mouth

Severity: Minor

Some of the side effects that can occur with mometasone 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:
  • 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, inhalation aerosol powder

Gastrointestinal

Very common (10% or more): Oral candidiasis
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Dry mouth and throat, dyspepsia[Ref]

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

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

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

Not all side effects for mometasone may be reported. You should always consult a doctor or healthcare professional for medical advice. Side effects can be reported to the FDA here.

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