Asmanex is the branded version of mometasone, a steroid (in the corticosteroids class of drugs) used to treat inflammation in the lungs. Since asthma is partially caused by a narrowing of the airways due to inflammation, Asmanex can be an effective treatment option. It may take up to two weeks before you’ll see your symptoms start to improve and the frequency of asthma attacks start to be reduced. Remember, Asmanex is not meant to be used when as asthma attack is already in progress!
Asmanex Twisthaler is inhaled orally once a day (or as directed by your doctor). Dosage is based on the severity of your asthma and how well you’ve responded to other treatments. Gargling and rinsing your mouth after each use may help to prevent hoarseness and oral yeast infections.
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember, but don’t double up. If it’s almost time to take the next dose anyway, just resume your normal dosing schedule.
Asmanex should be stored at room temperature and away from light and moisture. You should discard the inhaler 45 days after opening the protective pouch or if you’ve used up all the inhalations (whichever one comes first).
Some of the side effects of Asmanex may include:
- allergic reactions (hives, swelling of face, lips, tongue, throats, etc.)
- trouble breathing
- skin rash, numbness, pain, bruising, tingling
- changes in shape or location of body fat
- worsening of asthma symptoms
- runny or stuffy nose
- muscle or join pain, muscle weakness
- deepened voice
- changes in menstrual periods
- nausea, upset stomach, loss of appetite
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