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Propel Side Effects

Generic name: mometasone nasal

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Feb 28, 2024.

Note: This document contains side effect information about mometasone nasal. Some dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Propel.

Applies to mometasone nasal: nasal implant, nasal spray.

Serious side effects of Propel

Along with its needed effects, mometasone nasal (the active ingredient contained in Propel) 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 nasal:

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Incidence not known

Other side effects of Propel

Some side effects of mometasone nasal may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects.

Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

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Incidence not known

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to mometasone nasal: nasal implant, nasal spray.


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]


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


Common (1% to 10%): Throat irritation, diarrhea, nausea, abdominal pain, dyspepsia

Frequency not reported: Disturbances of taste and smell[Ref]


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


Very common (10% or more): Viral infection (14%)

Frequency not reported: Candida albicans infection, immunosuppression[Ref]


Common (1% to 10%): Earache, otitis media

Frequency not reported: Impaired wound healing[Ref]


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


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


Common (1% to 10%): Conjunctivitis

Frequency not reported: Glaucoma, increased intraocular pressure, cataract[Ref]


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]


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


1. "Product Information. Nasonex (mometasone nasal)." Scherer Laboratories Inc

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

3. Cerner Multum, Inc. "Australian Product Information."

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.