Question: Is Sandoz mometasone the same as Nasonex?

Levallois-Perret, June 2, 2014 - Sandoz, the generic pharmaceuticals division of Novartis, today announces the launch in France of Mometasone Sandoz®, the first generic version of leading respiratory therapy Nasonex®1. Mometasone Sandoz® is indicated for the treatment of conditions including allergic rhinitis.

Is mometasone the same as Nasonex?

Nasonex (mometasone) is a nasal steroid that works directly in your nose to help reduce swelling and inflammation.

Is mometasone furoate generic for Nasonex?

FDA recently approved the first generic version of Nasonex nasal spray (mometasone furoate monohydrate, Apotex Corp). Mometasone furoate is a nasal corticosteroid that acts to depress the formation, release and activity of inflammatory mediators that cause nasal congestion.

What is Sandoz mometasone used for?

Corticosteroid nasal sprays such as mometasone help to reduce swelling and inflammation in the nasal passages. This helps to relieve symptoms associated with allergies (stuffy nose, runny nose, itching, and sneezing), sinusitis (stuffy nose), and nasal polyps (runny nose and stuffy nose).

What is mometasone also known as?

Mometasone, also known as mometasone furoate, is a steroid medication used to treat certain skin conditions, hay fever, and asthma. Specifically it is used to prevent rather than treat asthma attacks.

Is Nasonex safe to use long term?

Intranasal steroid sprays are safe for long-term use, and there is little evidence to indicate they cause significant systemic side effects. However, patients with chronic rhinitis who might use them for long periods should be advised to use them only intermittently and at the lowest dose that controls their symptoms.

Is mometasone a strong steroid?

They are stronger than some other treatments. Mometasone is usually prescribed when milder steroids, like hydrocortisone, have not worked. Mometasone is a type of medicine known as a steroid (also called a corticosteroid). This is not the same as an anabolic steroid.

How long can you use mometasone?

You can usually use it for up to 3 months, but tell your doctor if you feel no better after using it for 14 days. If you are prescribed mometasone, your doctor may advise you to use it for longer.

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