Compare Asmanex vs. Theophylline

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Prevents breathing problems.

Asmanex (Mometasone) is good at controlling and preventing asthma symptoms when you take it every day.

3.4/ 5 average rating with 69 reviewsforAsmanex
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Upsides
  • Relieves symptoms and improves control of asthma.
  • People report fewer asthma symptoms and better lung function when they take it every day.
  • Inhaling this medicine (rather than taking an oral steroid) gets more into the lungs and less into rest of your body, which lowers the risk of side effects. Inhaled corticosteroids can be used safely for years compared to oral corticosteroids like prednisone.
  • Some people who take this medicine are able to stop other asthma medications or use their fast-acting (rescue) inhalers less often.
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Downsides
  • You can't lower the dose or stop taking it too suddenly.
  • Steroids can slow height growth in kids.
  • Because steroids suppress your immune system, you can catch bacterial and viral infections easier, and they can take longer to go away.
  • Can cause new or worsening eye pressure, glaucoma, and cataracts.
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Used for
  • Asthma Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease Exercise-induced asthma; Prophylaxis Nocturnal asthma
Dosage forms
  • Inhaler
  • Pill
  • Extended release
  • Liquid
Price
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Reviews
69 reviews so far
54%
saidit'sworth it
41%
saiditworked well
19%
saidit'sa big hassle

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Side effects
13possible side effects
  • Fatigue
    3%
  • Flu-like symptoms
    3%
  • Pain
    3%
  • Gastroenteritis
    3%
  • Vomiting
    3%
  • Anorexia
    3%
  • Earache
    3%
  • Infection
    3%
  • Dysphonia
    3%
  • Epistaxis
    3%
  • Nasal irritation
    3%
  • Respiratory disorder
    3%
  • Throat dry
    3%
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The Theo-24 (Theophylline) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
Risks and risk factors
  • Adrenal suppression (HPA axis suppression)
    • Lowering dose or stopping Asmanex (Mometasone) too quickly especially after long-term treatment
    • Stress such as trauma, surgery or infection
  • Serious allergic reaction
    • Severe milk protein allergy
  • Increased risk for bacterial and viral infection
    • Bacterial or viral infection not being treated
    • Long-term treatment with Asmanex (Mometasone)
    • Not vaccinated against chickenpox or measles
  • Difficulty breathing (bronchospasm)
  • Reduced growth rate in children
    • Dose of Asmanex (Mometasone)
    • Duration of treatment
  • Mouth and throat infection
    • Not rinsing mouth after use
    • Using higher dose of Asmanex (Mometasone)
  • Eye problems
    • History of high internal eye pressure
    • History of cataracts
    • History of glaucoma
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