Taking any sort of drugs comes with a risk, but the best way to ensure you minimize those risks is to get all the information you can on a medication in advance. The best way to get all the information you need are three fold. Below is a list of some of the possible avenues you can take:
You can speak to a doctor and ask them any questions you want to ask them about a drug. The problem with this is in some cases a doctor might have a heavy workload and not have the time to give you the full information you need. If this is the case, then you can still end up getting something you are unsure of using.
You can ask questions of a pharmacist before you get the medication. Pharmacists are heavily worked though and usually only know the information that comes with the drug when you take it. You can easily read this same information yourself. And in many cases a pharmacist might direct you back to your doctor.
You can read information through different channels on the internet in order to get the information you need. You can look at more than one source just to make sure you get the detail you need and even read up on some user reviews in order to get more of a feel for a drug. This is a good option and it can be done relatively quick.
In the following paragraphs readers will find all the basic information they’ll need about using Nasonex.
What class does Nasonex belong to?
The active ingredient in Nasonex is Mometasone furoate and it’s a synthetic steroid hormone that belongs to the glucocorticoid family. It’s used in order to treat different nasal allergies.
What is Nasonex prescribed?
Nasonex is used for people ages 2 years or older in order to regulate the symptoms of allergic rhinitis, which is an inflammation of the nose where the inner lining swells and secretes fluids (mucus).
What are some of the common side effects:
sneezing, and, occasionally
bleeding from the nose
What are some of the more serious side effects:
Nasal septal perforation
fungal infection of the nose
disturbances of taste and smell
If you consume higher doses of this drug then it might suppress your body’s ability to create it’s own glucocorticoid in the adrenal gland.
What’s the best way to store?
Nasonex should be kept at room temperature at 4 C – 30 C (39 F – 86 F). You should be sure to shake it well before each use as well.
What’s the best dosage to take?
If the purpose is to treat allergic rhinitis, seasonal allergic rhinitis or to prevent it in people ages 12 or older, then two sprays in each nostril daily is best. The dosage for children with allergic rhinitis or seasonal allergic rhinitis is one spray in each nostril daily.
What are the drug interactions:
Seeing as how mometasone is excreted by the liver, drugs such as ketoconazole, Nizoral, Extina, Xolegel and Kuric that reduce activity of enzymes that break mometasone down might heighten blood levels of mometasone.
Some people are going to be more afraid of certain risks that come with using Nasonex than others. What you must do is decide whether or not you can live with the risks. The best way to go about this is to focus on risk control. You do this by getting all the information you can, and then researching deeper any point you feel confused about or are just more curious about. When all of this is done, then keeping any risks associated with using Nasonex is reduced greatly.