Asmanex

(mometasone)

3.4/ 5 average rating with 69 reviewsforAsmanex
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Controls asthma symptoms over time.

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Our bottom line

Asmanex (mometasone) is good for controlling and preventing asthma symptoms, but you have to take it daily for effective treatment.

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Quick facts about Asmanex
  • Drug class: Respiratory
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: No lower cost generic available

Upsides

  • Can use Asmanex (mometasone) in children age 4 or older.
  • Has very few interactions with other medications.
  • Helps fight inflammation of the lungs and keep asthma symptoms under control.
  • Asmanex (mometasone) is an inhaler so it allows for more direct delivery of medicine to the lungs compared to a pill.
  • Most people are prescribed to use Asmanex (mometasone) only once a day.
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People’s experience with Asmanex

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Downsides

  • Not available in generic form and can be expensive.
  • Maximum effects of Asmanex (mometasone) can take 1 to 2 weeks or longer to reach.
  • Might not be a good option for those with a severe milk protein allergy.
  • Asmanex (mometasone) can cause fungal infections of the mouth and throat, especially if you don't rinse your mouth after using it.
  • Not recommended for people who have a weakened immune system or an untreated, active infection.
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How it works

Asmanex (mometasone) is a corticosteroid, which reduces the inflammation in your lungs to prevent an asthma attack.

Quick facts about Asmanex
  • Drug class: Respiratory
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: No lower cost generic available

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Dosage forms

  • Inhaler
People’s experience with Asmanex

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What to expect when you take Asmanex (mometasone) for Asthma

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  • Possible side effects
  • Fungal infection of mouth
  • Sinus infection
  • Headache
  • Seasonal allergies
  • Sore throat
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Side effect rates for Asmanex (mometasone)

From 197 clinical trials of Asmanex when taken for asthma (110 mcg once daily)
  • Fever
    7%7%
    5%5%
  • Stomach pain
    6%6%
    2%2%
  • Seasonal allergies
    4%4%
    3%3%
  • Vomiting
    3%3%
    2%2%
  • Urinary tract infection
    2%2%
    1%1%
  • Bruising
    2%2%
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Where we got our data »

The placebo bar shows how common a side effect was for people taking a sugar pill instead of Asmanex.

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Placebo

People taking Asmanex felt side effect more

People taking Asmanex felt side effect less

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Risks and Warnings for Asmanex (mometasone)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • Switching from steroid pills to steroid inhalers
    • Long-term use of steroids
    • Stopping steroids too quickly

    Using Asmanex (mometasone) for a long time can affect your body's production of cortisol. This is especially critical when you're undergoing a major surgery and your body requires cortisol to continue functioning. Talk to your doctor if you have pre-existing problems with your adrenal glands and/or cortisol levels.

Common concerns from people taking Asmanex (mometasone)

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Price
  • Not worth it
    Big hassle
    Reviewed Asmanexworst invention, needs a lot of improvement with dose counter
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    Woman
Interactions
  • Has very few interactions with other medications.