What is Nasonex?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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Generic name: Mometasone nasal

Nasonex is an inhaled nasal spray used in the treatment of seasonal allergies. It works by reducing nasal swelling that can be caused by an allergic reaction.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Nasal congestion 44 20
Allergic rhinitis 7 1
General health 7 0
Post nasal drip 5 1
Nasal polyps 4 4

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 6
Mild 11
None 62

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Nasonex

Side effect Patients
Nosebleeds (epistaxis) 3
Bad taste in mouth 2
Dry nasal passages 2
Dry throat 2
Burning sensation 1
Burning sensation in nose 1

Show all 7 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Nasonex

Dosage Patients
50 mcg daily 7
100 mcg daily 5
50mcg/inh as needed 4
50 mcg twice daily 3
200 mcg daily 2
2 other daily 1
100 mcg twice daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Nasonex

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 13
Doctor's advice 12
Course of treatment ended 11
Did not seem to work 8
Expense 7
Change in health plan coverage 4
Personal research 2
Side effects too severe 2
See all 52 patients who've stopped taking Nasonex

Duration

Currently taking Nasonex

Duration Patients
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 4
5 - 10 years 10
10 years or more 8

Stopped taking Nasonex

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 10
1 - 6 months 10
6 months - 1 year 7
1 - 2 years 10
2 - 5 years 9
5 - 10 years 5
10 years or more 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 31
Usually 26
Sometimes 18
Never taken as prescribed 4
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 7
A little hard to take 22
Not at all hard to take 50
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 3
$25-49 10
< $25 27
Not specified 39

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Nasonex after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Fluticasone nasal spray (Flonase Nasal Spray) 5
Benzonatate (Tessalon Perles) 1
Fluticasone (Flovent HFA) 1
Fluticasone-Salmeterol (Advair Diskus) 1
Triamcinolone (Nasacort AQ) 1

Patients stopped taking Nasonex and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Fluticasone nasal spray (Flonase Nasal Spray) 5
Beclomethasone nasal (Beconase AQ) 1
Budesonide (Pulmicort) 1
Montelukast (Singulair) 1
Olopatadine nasal (Patanase) 1

Show all 6 treatments patients report switching to

Last updated:

11 patient evaluations for Nasonex

Mar 19, 2014 (Started Mar 11, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for allergies)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for sinusitis symptoms)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for nasal congestion)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (nosebleeds (epistaxis), heart palpitations)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mcg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 23, 2012 (Started Jul 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for allergies)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for rhinitis (nasal inflammation))
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for sinusitis symptoms)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 200 mcg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 1, 2012 (Started May 20, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for sinusitis symptoms)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed

  • 0 helpful marks
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