What is the most important information I should know about mometasone and olopatadine nasal?
Use only as directed. Tell your doctor if you use other medicines or have other medical conditions or allergies.
What is mometasone and olopatadine nasal?
Mometasone and olopatadine nasal is used to treat seasonal allergy symptoms in people who are at least 12 years old.
Mometasone and olopatadine nasal may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using mometasone and olopatadine nasal?
You should not use mometasone and olopatadine nasal if you are allergic to it.
Tell your doctor if you have ever had:
- nasal surgery, nasal sores, or nasal injury;
- glaucoma or cataracts;
- tuberculosis or any other infection or illness; or
- if you are not feeling well or have symptoms that you do not understand.
Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
How should I use mometasone and olopatadine nasal?
Follow all directions on your prescription label and read all medication guides or instruction sheets. Use the medicine exactly as directed.
The usual dose of mometasone and olopatadine is 2 sprays in each nostril twice a day. Follow your doctor's dosing instructions very carefully.
Do not spray this medicine in your eyes or mouth. Mometasone and olopatadine nasal is for use only in your nose.
Shake the nasal spray well just before each use. Before your first use, prime the nasal spray pump by spraying the medicine 6 times into the air until a fine mist appears. If the nasal spray has not been used for longer than 14 days, prime it by spraying the medicine 2 times into the air until a fine mist appears.
See your doctor regularly to check your symptoms and for side effects while using mometasone and olopatadine nasal.
Throw away the medicine after you have used 240 sprays, even if there is still medicine left in the bottle.
Store mometasone and olopatadine nasal in an upright position at room temperature.
What happens if I miss a dose?
Use the medicine as soon as you can, but skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next dose. Do not use two doses at one time.
What happens if I overdose?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222 if anyone has accidentally swallowed the medicine.
An overdose of this medicine is not expected to produce life threatening symptoms. Long term use of high doses can lead to thinning skin, easy bruising, changes in body fat (especially in your face, neck, back, and waist), increased acne or facial hair, menstrual problems, impotence, or loss of interest in sex.
Overdose symptoms of olopatadine nasal may include feeling agitated or restless and then drowsy.
What should I avoid while using mometasone and olopatadine nasal?
Avoid being near people who are sick or have infections. Call your doctor for preventive treatment if you are exposed to chickenpox or measles. These conditions can be serious or even fatal in people who are using steroid medicine.
Avoid driving or hazardous activity until you know how this medicine will affect you. Dizziness or drowsiness can cause falls, accidents, or severe injuries.
Drinking alcohol with this medicine can cause side effects.
What are the possible side effects of mometasone and olopatadine nasal?
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:
- nose sores;
- runny nose;
- crusting in the nose;
- white patches or sores in the nose that won't heal;
- vision problems; or
signs of infection --fever, chills, sore throat, body aches, unusual tiredness, loss of appetite, bruising or bleeding.
Steroid medicine can affect growth in children. Tell your doctor if your child is not growing at a normal rate while using mometasone and olopatadine nasal.
Although the risk of serious side effects is low when mometasone and olopatadine nasal is used in the nose, side effects can occur if the medicine is absorbed into your bloodstream. Tell your doctor if you have possible signs of long-term steroid use:
- weight gain (especially in your face or your upper back and torso);
- slow wound healing, thinning skin, increased body hair;
- irregular menstrual periods, changes in sexual function; or
- muscle weakness, tired feeling, depression, anxiety, or feeling irritable.
Common side effects may include:
- altered sense of taste;
- nosebleeds; or
- nasal discomfort.
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 mometasone and olopatadine nasal?
Using mometasone and olopatadine nasal with other drugs that make you drowsy can worsen this effect. Ask your doctor before using opioid medication, a sleeping pill, a muscle relaxer, or medicine for anxiety or seizures.
Sometimes it is not safe to use certain medications at the same time. Some drugs can affect your blood levels of other drugs you use, which may increase side effects or make the medications less effective.
Tell your doctor about all your other medicines, especially:
- an antibiotic;
- antifungal medicine;
- an antidepressant; or
- antiviral medicine to treat HIV/AIDS.
This list is not complete. Other drugs may affect mometasone and olopatadine nasal, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Not all possible drug interactions are listed here.
Where can I get more information?
Your doctor or pharmacist can provide more information about mometasone and olopatadine nasal.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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