Asmanex (Mometasone Furoate) Twisthaler is used as a maintenance treatment that helps prevent and control asthma symptoms. Mometasone Furoate belongs to the class of medications known as corticosteroids. This medication works by reducing irritation and swelling of the airways. You may be able to live a normal life by controlling symptoms of breathing problems. Asmanex Twisthaler is not a bronchodilator and should not be used for sudden asthma attacks. Use a quick-relief inhaler such as albuterol to relieve sudden symptoms of shortness of breath. Asmanex starts to work within 24 hours, but the full effects of the medication may not be seen until one to two weeks. This medication is inhaled through the mouth, usually once a day in the evening, or as directed by your doctor. Use this medication regularly in order to get the most benefit from it. This medication works best if used regularly at even intervals. Remember to use it at the same time(s) each day. Do not increase your dose, use this more frequently or stop using this medication without first consulting your doctor.
Our Canadian Pharmacy currently offers the brand Asmanex from Canada manufactured by Merck and United Kingdom by MSD. It is available in the strength of 100 mcg/30 dose, 200 mcg/60 doses and 400 mcg/60 dose twisthaler. There is no generic available for this medication.
Call your doctor if you experience the following side effects and they are severe or bothersome. These side effects include:
• Hoarseness or loss of voice;
• Flu like symptoms;
• Runny or stuffy nose;
• Sore throat
Many people using Asmanex do not have any serious side effects. Inform your doctor right away if you have any of the following unlikely but serious side effects such as increased thirst or urination, mental or mood changes, signs of infection, vision problems and white patches on tongue or in mouth.
You should not use Asmanex Twisthaler if you are allergic to Mometasone Furoate or if you have any other allergies. Before you start taking this medication, talk to your doctor about your medical history, especially of current or past infections, bone loss, eye problems, diabetes and decreased adrenal gland function. Mometasone may temporarily slow down a child's growth if used for a long time. Check with your doctor regularly so your child's height can be checked. This medication should only be used during pregnancy if it is clearly needed. It is unknown if this medication passes into breast milk. Talk to your doctor before breast-feeding.
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