Mometasone furoate nasal spray contains a corticosteroid to reduce inflammation in the nose. It gets to work at the site of the problem for fast relief from sneezing, itching, and a blocked or runny nose.
Mometasone spray is an alternative to Nasonex, and is used to treat allergic rhinitis and nasal polyps in adults over 18. Allergic rhinitis is an inflammation of the nose caused by allergens, such as dust mites, animal hair, or pollen (hay fever).
In some people, pollen is mistaken for a threat and the body’s immune system releases antibodies that cause inflammation. Common allergy symptoms include:
- Sore, red eyes
- Coughing and sneezing
- Blocked or runny nose
- Itchy throat
Mometasone nasal spray contains a synthetic steroid which works to reduce the inflammation that causes sneezing, itching, and a blocked or runny nose. It gets to work fast with results in just 12 hours (in some people, it can take up to two days.)
If you have suffered from hay fever for a long time, we recommend that you start using mometasone two to three weeks before the hay fever season starts and continue up to three months after.
How to use mometasone furoate nasal spray
Before you start using mometasone, you must prime the bottle by pumping the spray ten times until a fine mist is produced. If you have not used it for 14 days or more, pump the spray twice to re-prime the device.
For adults and children over 12, the recommended daily dose is two sprays in each nostril once a day – this can be reduced once your symptoms are under control. If you don’t see an improvement in your symptoms, speak to your doctor or pharmacist about increasing the dose.
Children aged three to 11 years, should use one spray in each nostril once a day.
We recommend reading the patient information leaflet before you start treatment.
Side effects can occur in some people taking mometasone furoate. In rare cases, it can cause an immediate allergic reaction (hypersensitivity). If this happens, stop taking the medicine immediately and seek urgent medical help. Symptoms of a reaction include:
- Swollen face, tongue, or throat
- Trouble swallowing
- Wheezing or trouble breathing
Most people use mometasone nasal spray without experiencing any problems. However, some people may suffer from
- Nose bleeds
- Sore nose or throat
- Respiratory tract infection
- Ulcers in the nose
If you are worried about your symptoms, speak to your doctor or pharmacist. A full list of side effects can be found in the patient information leaflet for mometasone furoate.
Can I use mometasone furoate with antihistamines?
Mometasone furoate nasal spray is safe to use with antihistamines for the effective treatment of seasonal allergies, like hay fever. Antihistamines do not contain steroids, so there is no significant interaction between the two medicines.
Can mometasone spray be used for nasal polyps?
Mometasone furoate can be used to treat nasal polyps in adults over 18 years old. You should follow the instructions that come with the pack, or as prescribed by your doctor.
How long does one bottle last?
At a normal dose of two sprays in each nostril once a day, one nasal spray of this medication should provide enough cover for up to 35 days.
Is mometasone furoate nasal spray suitable for children?
This nasal spray is not suitable for children under three years old.
Children aged between three and 11 years old may be prescribed mometasone furoate for the treatment of allergic rhinitis, including hay fever. The recommended dose for children at this age is one spray in each nostril once a day.
How do you store mometasone furoate nasal spray?
You should always keep medicines out of the sight and reach of children. Mometasone is best kept at room temperature in its original container. Do not store above 25° and do not freeze. You should discard this medicine safely within two months of opening.
How do I buy mometasone furoate online?
It’s easy to buy mometasone furoate nasal spray UK online in just a few steps.
- Complete a short online consultation
- Choose your treatment
- Check out and pay for your
Orders placed before 4pm on a weekday and 11am on a Saturday will be dispatched the same day. delivery is free, and all orders are packaged discreetly.
Is it safe to buy medicine online?
Post My Meds is registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council. All our pharmacists are trained to the highest standards, and all medication we sell is approved by the UK’s medicines and healthcare regulator (MHRA).
We abide by the same laws and ethical practices as other high street pharmacies. We only ever prescribe medication where it is safe to do so, and all orders are checked by a registered pharmacist before they are dispatched.
Why do I have to complete a consultation?
We have a responsibility to check that all the medications we prescribe are suitable for the person taking them. Before you pay for your order, we will ask you a few quick questions online and once your order has been received your answers will be reviewed by one of our pharmacists to ensure its suitability.
This enables us to check that you are eligible for the treatment you have chosen. You should always answer honestly, and you should never buy medicine on behalf of someone else.
What is Mometasone Furoate nasal spray used for?
Mometasone nasal spray is used to treat the symptoms of hay fever and perennial rhinitis (a continuous sensitivity to things like animal hair and dust mites). Mometasone relieves the inflammation that causes sneezing, itching, and a blocked or runny nose.
This nasal spray is also used to treat nasal polyps in adults over 18 years old. Nasal polyps are small growths in the lining of the nose that can cause difficulty breathing. Mometasone is able to shrink the polyps to relieve the feeling of a blocked nose.
Can you buy Mometasone nasal spray over the counter?
Mometasone is a prescription-only medicine; it is not available to buy over the counter.
You can get a prescription from your GP or buy Mometasone privately from a pharmacy, like Post My Meds. Before a pharmacist can prescribe this medicine, patients must answer a few simple questions related to their condition and to check that it’s safe for them to use the nasal spray.
How long does Mometasone Furoate nasal spray take to work?
Most people notice a difference in their symptoms after just 12 hours of using Mometasone Furoate, but for some it can take up to two days.
If you get hay fever every year then you can begin using the nasal spray two to three months in advance of your symptoms starting.
What are the side effects of Mometasone Furoate nasal spray?
Mometasone Furoate can cause side effects but not everybody gets them and they are usually temporary. The most common side effects, include:
- Nose bleeds (very common in those with nasal polyps)
- Sore nose or throat
- Ulcers in the nose
- Respiratory tract infection
In rare cases, Mometasone can cause an allergic reaction. If you experience a swollen face, tongue or throat, hives, or you have trouble swallowing or breathing, you should stop taking the medicine and get immediate medical help.
If you are looking for more information, browse our frequently asked questions or try downloading the patient information leaflet. If you can’t find the answer to your question, contact one of our friendly team for help.