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Mometasone Side Effects

For the Consumer

Applies to mometasone: implantation implant

Other dosage forms:

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
  • chills
  • cough
  • ear congestion
  • fever
  • headache
  • loss of voice
  • nasal congestion
  • pain or tenderness around the eyes and cheekbones
  • runny nose
  • sneezing
  • sore throat
  • stuffy or runny nose
  • tightness of the chest
  • troubled breathing
  • unusual tiredness or weakness

Less Common

  • Blurred vision
  • cough producing mucus
  • earache
  • fast heartbeat
  • feeling faint
  • hives, itching, skin rash
  • hoarseness
  • irritation
  • joint pain, stiffness, or swelling
  • lightheadedness
  • muscle weakness
  • noisy breathing
  • nosebleeds
  • redness of the skin
  • redness or swelling in the ear
  • swelling of the eyelids, face, lips, hands, or feet
  • troubled swallowing

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

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.

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