Your healthcare provider will consider several factors when prescribing your dosage of Nasonex, such as your age, the medical condition being treated, and other medical conditions you have. For treating nasal allergies in adults and children (age 12 and older), the typical dose is two sprays in each nostril once daily. Be sure to blow your nose before taking your dosage.
An Introduction to the Dosage of NasonexThe dose of Nasonex® (mometasone nasal spray) your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
- Your age
- The medical condition being treated
- Other medications you may be taking
- Other medical conditions you may have.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
Nasal AllergiesThe recommended Nasonex dosage for the treatment of nasal allergies in adults and children age 12 and older is two sprays in each nostril (four sprays total) once daily. With this age group, Nasonex is also approved for use in preventing seasonal allergies (such as hay fever). For this use, the dose is the same, started two to four weeks before the anticipated beginning of allergy season.
For children age 2 to 11 years old, the recommended dose for treating nasal allergies is one spray of Nasonex in each nostril once daily.
Nasal PolypsFor adults, the recommended dosage of Nasonex for treating nasal polyps is two sprays in each nostril twice daily (a total of eight sprays per day). The medication is not approved to treat nasal polyps in children.
General Information on Nasonex DosingSome considerations for people taking Nasonex include the following:
- Nasonex comes in nasal spray form. It is usually taken once or twice a day, depending on whether it is used to treat allergies or polyps.
- Be sure to shake the bottle well before each use.
- Blow your nose before each Nasonex dose. Breathe in gently while spraying the medication into your nose. Do not try to inhale the spray or breathe in too deeply, as Nasonex works when it comes in contact with the inside surfaces of the nose, not the throat or lungs.
- Avoid aiming the spray toward the wall that separates your nostrils (in the middle of your nose, called the nasal septum). Spraying Nasonex toward the nasal septum increases the risk of nosebleeds. Some people find it easiest to avoid this by holding the bottle in the opposite hand (using the right hand to spray into the left nostril, and vice versa).
- For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. Nasonex will not work if you stop taking it.