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Nasonex Side Effects

Generic Name: mometasone nasal

Note: This page contains side effects data for the generic drug mometasone nasal. It is possible that some of the dosage forms included below may not apply to the brand name Nasonex.

In Summary

Common side effects of Nasonex include: headache. See below for a comprehensive list of adverse effects.

For the Consumer

Applies to mometasone nasal: nasal spray

As well as its needed effects, mometasone nasal (the active ingredient contained in Nasonex) may cause unwanted side effects that require medical attention.

Major Side Effects

If any of the following side effects occur while taking mometasone nasal, check with your doctor immediately:

More common:
  • Bloody mucus or unexplained nosebleeds
  • chills
  • cold or flu-like symptoms
  • cough or hoarseness
  • fever
  • headache
  • increased abdominal or stomach pain and cramping during menstrual periods
  • muscle or bone pain
  • stuffy or runny nose
Less common:
  • Chest pain
  • discharge or redness in the eye, eyelid, or inner lining of the eyelid
  • earache
  • shortness of breath
  • tightness in the chest
  • troubled breathing
  • wheezing
Rare
  • Sores inside the nose
  • white patches inside the nose or mouth
Incidence not known:
  • Difficulty with swallowing
  • dizziness
  • fast heartbeat
  • hives
  • itching, puffiness, or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  • large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs
  • skin rash
  • unusual tiredness or weakness

Minor Side Effects

Some mometasone nasal side effects may not need any medical attention. As your body gets used to the medicine these side effects may disappear. Your health care professional may be able to help you prevent or reduce these side effects, but do check with them if any of the following side effects continue, or if you are concerned about them:

More common:
  • Sore throat
Less common:
  • Diarrhea
  • joint or muscle ache or pain
  • nasal burning or irritation
  • nausea
  • sneezing
  • stomach upset or discomfort following meals
Incidence not known:
  • Bad, unusual, or unpleasant (after) taste or smell
  • change in taste or smell

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to mometasone nasal: nasal implant, nasal spray

General

The most commonly reported side effects were headache, viral infection, pharyngitis, epistaxis, and cough.[Ref]

Nervous system

Very common (10% or more): Headache (26%)[Ref]

Endocrine

Frequency not reported: Hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis effects including growth reduction[Ref]

Gastrointestinal

Common (1% to 10%): Throat irritation, diarrhea, nausea, abdominal pain, dyspepsia
Frequency not reported: Disturbances of taste and smell[Ref]

Hypersensitivity

Frequency not reported: Hypersensitivity (including anaphylactic reactions, angioedema, bronchospasm, dyspnea)[Ref]

Immunologic

Very common (10% or more): Viral infection (14%)
Frequency not reported: Candida albicans infection, immunosuppression[Ref]

Other

Common (1% to 10%): Earache, otitis media
Frequency not reported: Impaired wound healing[Ref]

Genitourinary

Common (1% to 10%): Dysmenorrhea[Ref]

Musculoskeletal

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

Ocular

Common (1% to 10%): Conjunctivitis
Frequency not reported: Glaucoma, increased intraocular pressure, cataract[Ref]

Respiratory

Very common (10% or more): Epistaxis (up to 15%), pharyngitis (12%)
Common (1% to 10%): Upper respiratory tract infection, nasal burning, nasal irritation, nasal ulceration, sneezing, coughing, sinusitis, asthma, bronchitis, influenza-like symptoms, rhinitis
Frequency not reported: Nasal septum perforation[Ref]

Cardiovascular

Common (1% to 10%): Chest pain[Ref]

References

1. Cerner Multum, Inc. "Australian Product Information." O 0

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

3. "Product Information. Nasonex nasal spray (mometasone topical)." Schering Laboratories, Kenilworth, NJ.

It is possible that some side effects of Nasonex may not have been reported. These can be reported to the FDA here. Always consult a healthcare professional for medical advice.

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