Asmanex Twisthaler 120 Dose

Name: Asmanex Twisthaler 120 Dose

What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using Asmanex Twisthaler 120 Dose (mometasone inhalation)?

You should not use this medication if you are allergic to mometasone, or to milk proteins.

To make sure mometasone is safe for you, tell your doctor if:

  • you have glaucoma or cataracts; or

  • you have been sick or had an infection of any kind.

It is not known whether this medicine will harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.

It is not known whether mometasone passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.

Mometasone inhalation can affect growth in children. Talk with your doctor if you think your child is not growing at a normal rate while using this medication.

Do not give this medicine to a child younger than 4 years old without medical advice.

Long-term use of steroids may lead to bone loss (osteoporosis), especially if you smoke, if you do not exercise, if you do not get enough vitamin D or calcium in your diet, or if you have a family history of osteoporosis. Talk with your doctor about your risk of osteoporosis.

What happens if I miss a dose?

Use the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up the missed dose.

Asmanex Twisthaler 120 Dose (mometasone inhalation) side effects

Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Call your doctor at once if you have:

  • wheezing, choking, or other breathing problems after using this medication;

  • skin rash, bruising, severe tingling, numbness, pain, muscle weakness;

  • changes in the shape or location of body fat (especially in your arms, legs, face, neck, breasts, and waist); or

  • worsening asthma symptoms.

Common side effects may include:

  • headache;

  • increased sinus allergy symptoms (runny nose, stuffy nose, sinus pain), sore throat, nosebleed;

  • muscle or joint pain, back pain;

  • upset stomach;

  • changes in menstrual periods; or

  • hoarseness or deepened voice.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What other drugs will affect Asmanex Twisthaler 120 Dose (mometasone inhalation)?

Tell your doctor about all your current medicines and any you start or stop using, especially:

  • an antibiotic--clarithromycin, telithromycin;

  • antifungal medicine--itraconazole, ketoconazole, posaconazole, voriconazole;

  • heart medication--nicardipine, quinidine; or

  • antiviral medicine to treat hepatitis C or HIV/AIDS--atazanavir, boceprevir, cobicistat, delavirdine, fosamprenavir, indinavir, nelfinavir, ritonavir, saquinavir.

This list is not complete. Other drugs may interact with mometasone inhalation, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Not all possible interactions are listed in this medication guide.

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