Prescription onlyClass: Respiratory

Asmanex

(Mometasone)

Prescription onlyClass: Respiratory
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Prevents breathing problems.

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

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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.
How it works

Asmanex (Mometasone) is a corticosteroid. It lowers inflammation in your lungs, which controls asthma and prevents asthma attacks.

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Side effect rates for Asmanex (Mometasone)

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  • Earache
  • Fatigue
  • Pain
  • "stomach flu"
  • Vomiting
  • Loss of appetite
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Infection
  • Speech disorder
  • Nosebleed

Risks and Warnings for Asmanex (Mometasone)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • Lowering dose or stopping Asmanex (Mometasone) too quickly especially after long-term treatment
    • Stress such as trauma, surgery or infection

    Adrenal suppression can occur if you lower your dose or stop taking Asmanex (Mometasone) too quickly. Symptoms include joint or muscle pain, extreme low energy and depression. Changes in your medication need to be done slowly and over time. Talk to your doctor before you decrease or stop Asmanex (Mometasone).

Common concerns from people taking Asmanex (Mometasone)

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  • Adrenal suppression can occur if you lower your dose or stop taking Asmanex (Mometasone) too quickly. Symptoms include joint or muscle pain, extreme low energy and depression. Changes in your medication need to be done slowly and over time. Talk to your doctor before you decrease or stop Asmanex (Mometasone).
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  • Steroids can slow height growth in kids.