Nasonex (Mometasone)

Last updated 25.08.13

 

Definition

-    Intranasal corticosteroid

 

Features

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Indications

-    Acute rhinosinusitis

-    Allergic rhinitis: seasonal or perennial

-    Nasal polyps

 

Contraindications

-    Bleeding diathesis

-    Severe nasal infection

 

Side Effects

-    Headache

-    Epistaxis

-    Glaucoma

-    Sore throat

-    Cough

 

Dosage

-    50mcg/dose

-    2 puffs per nostril daily initially then 1 per nostil per day maintenance

 

Procedure

-    Blow nose gently

-    Shake nasal spray gently

-    Remove cap

-    Hold nasal spray upright, thumb beneath the bottle, fingers on either side of the nozzle

-    Tilt your head forward slightly

-    Close one nostril with your finger

-    Place the nozzle in other nostril

-    Point the nozzle away from the centre ridge of your nose, towards the inside corner of your eye on the same side

-    Breathe in gently through your nose and press the applicator down firmly between your fingers and thumb

-    Remove the nozzle from the nostril and breathe out gently through mouth

-    Switch nasal inhaler to other hand and repeat steps as above

-    Wipe the nozzle

-    Replace the cap

 

 

 

References

 

www.nationalasthma.org.au/how-to-videos/using-your-nasal-spray/nasonex