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Asmanex HFA

Name of the generic: mometasone inhalation moe-MET-asone Mometasone inhalation
The brand names are: Asmanex HFA, Asmanex Twisthaler 120, Asmanex Twisthaler 14, Asmanex Twisthaler 30 Asmanex Twisthaler Dose 60
Classification of drugs: inhaled corticosteroids

What is Asmanex HFA?

Mometasone Mometasone and steroids It stops the release of substances within the body that trigger inflammation.Asmanex HFA can be utilized to stop the development of asthma attacks. It is not able to treat asthma attacks that have already started.Mometasone is also employed for reasons not mentioned in this medication guide.

Side effects of Asmanex HFA

See a doctor immediately. Get medical attention immediately if you notice symptoms that indicate an allergic reaction, like hives, trouble breathing, and swelling of your lips, face, and tongue.

Asmanex HFA could cause severe adverse effects. If you experience:

  • Wheezing or choking, or other breathing issues after taking this medication.
  • Blurred vision, eyes pain, tunnel vision, or seeing halos around light sources;
  • More severe asthma-related symptoms
  • Symptoms or signs of symptoms of infection symptoms of infection include fever, fatigue, feeling tired, muscle aches, pains, and chills;
  • Symptoms of signs of thrush (a fungal infection) --sores or white spots in your throat or mouth; difficulty swallowing;
  • Symptoms of deficient adrenal gland hormones—extreme weakness or fatigue, nausea, vomiting, and a feeling of lightheadedness (like it's possible to faint);

Steroid medicines can cause growth issues in children. Discuss with your physician that your child isn't growing at a normal pace when using asmanex hfa.

Common adverse consequences of asmanex hfa can include:

  • Fungal infection;
  • Increased nasal allergy manifestations (runny nose and stuffy nose and discomfort in the sinuses), sore throat, nasal bleeding;
  • Headache;
  • Bone or muscle pain; back pain;
  • Flu symptoms;
  • Indigestion, upset stomach;
  • Menstrual pain
  • Hoarseness or a deep voice

This isn't an exhaustive list of all the side effects. Others could happen. Contact your physician for advice regarding medical effects. Report any adverse side effects directly to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.


Asmanex HFA isn't an asthma treatment that can be used to treat attacks. Use only fast-acting inhalation medicines for attacks. Get medical attention if you notice that your breathing problems have become more severe or if you believe that your asthma medication isn't functioning as well.

Before you take this drug

It is not recommended to take Asmanex HFA if you are allergic to mometasone or milk proteins.

Speak to your physician immediately if you experience:

  • The liver condition;
  • Eyes with a herpes infection;
  • Glaucoma: cataracts, glaucoma, or other problems with vision;
  • Low bone mineral density, osteoporosis,
  • Any infection or illness that causes illness or infection. This includes tuberculosis.

Consult your physician if you are expecting. It isn't known if this medicine can harm the unborn baby. Untreated or uncontrolled asthma in pregnancy could result in complications such as low birth weight, premature birth, and the condition known as eclampsia (dangerously high blood pressure, which can cause health issues in the baby and mother). The benefits of treating asthma could outweigh the risks for the baby.It might not be safe to breastfeed while taking this medication. Consult your physician regarding any risks.Don't give the drug to children younger than four years old. Asmanex HFA is not recommended for children younger than 5 years old.The long-term use of steroids can cause bone loss (osteoporosis), especially in the event that you smoke, are not active, do not have enough calcium or vitamin D in your daily diet, or have an ancestral history of osteoporosis. Consult your physician regarding your risk of developing osteoporosis.

How to take Asmanex HFA?

Follow the directions on your prescription label, and go through all medication guides or instructions. Your doctor may alter your dosage.Be certain to take the medicine exactly as prescribed.Asmanex HFA isn't an asthma-fighting medication that can help with attacks. Use only fast-acting inhalation medication for a flare-up. Consult a doctor if your breathing issues get worse rapidly or if you suspect the asthma medication you are taking is not functioning as well.Be sure to read and adhere to any instructions for use that come with your medication. Talk to your pharmacist or doctor if you don't understand these directions.In order to keep thrush at bay (a yeast infection that occurs in the throat or mouth), rinse your mouth with clean water and take it out, but don't swallow after each time you use this remedy.Mometasone may reduce or suppress the immune system. As a result, it is possible that you will contract an infection much more quickly.It could take as long as two weeks before symptoms begin to improve. Use the medication exactly as prescribed, and consult your physician if your symptoms don't improve after one week of medication.If you are also taking an oral steroid medication, you shouldn't stop taking it abruptly. Follow your doctor's advice on increasing your dosage.The dose you require could change if you are undergoing surgery or illness, stressed, or have recently suffered an asthma attack. If you were using the oral (taken via mouth) medication, you may have to restart the oral medication. Do not alter the dosage or frequency of your medication without the advice of your physician.Keep it at room temperature, free of heat and moisture. When you first open the pouch in foil and take out the device for inhalation, write an initial date on the item. Dispose of the inhaler once the dose counter reads "00."Secure the cap of your inhaler while it is not being used. Make sure to keep the aerosol inhaler out of direct flame or excessive temperatures. The container could explode if it becomes too hot. Avoid burning or puncturing an empty inhaler bottle.Do not clean your inhaler device. Do not let it get wet. Make sure to clean the mouthpiece with an unclean, dry cloth.

What happens if I miss the dose?

Utilize the medication as soon as you are able, but take a break from any missed doses if you are nearing the time to take the next dose. Do not take two doses simultaneously.

What happens if I overdose?

For medical emergencies, seek emergency medical attention or contact the Poison Help Line toll-free at 1-800-222-1222.

What should be avoided?

Beware of those with illnesses or who are suffering from infections. Contact your physician to get preventive treatment in the event that you have been infected with chickenpox as well as measles. These diseases can be severe and even fatal for those who take mometasone.

Interaction with other drug

There are times when it's not recommended to take certain medications simultaneously. Certain drugs may affect the blood levels of the other drugs that you take, which can cause more side effects or make the drugs less effective.

Discuss with your doctor all other medicines you take, particularly:

  • Nefazodone;
  • An antibiotic—clarithromycin, telithromycin;
  • Antifungal medicine: itraconazole, ketoconazole;
  • An antidepressant drug;
  • Antiviral medicine to treat hiv/aids: atazanavir, cobicistat, indinavir, nelfinavir, ritonavir, and saquinavir.

This list is not exhaustive. Other medications can affect mometasone, which includes prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Some interactions with drugs are not listed here. are listed here.