About NASONEX

Once-daily NASONEX is clinically proven to help treat nasal symptoms of both seasonal (outdoor) and year-round (indoor) allergic rhinitis in adults and children 2 years and older.

NASONEX helps treat nasal congestion that happens with seasonal allergic rhinitis in adults and children 2 years and older.

NASONEX helps prevent nasal symptoms of seasonal allergic rhinitis in people 12 years and older when started 2 to 4 weeks prior to allergy season.

It is important that you take NASONEX regularly as recommended by your doctor, since its effectiveness depends on regular use. Maximum treatment benefit is usually achieved in 1 to 2 weeks.

Important Safety Information about NASONEX

  • Nosebleeds and infections of the nose and throat may occur.
  • NASONEX may cause slow wound healing. Do not use NASONEX until your nose is healed if you have a sore in your nose, if you have surgery on your nose or if your nose has been injured.
  • Some people may have eye problems, including glaucoma and cataracts. You should have regular eye exams.
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FAQs

Whether you have a current prescription for NASONEX or are considering it as an option, you may want more information. Here are some answers to frequently asked questions about NASONEX. Talk to your health care provider if you have any other questions or concerns about using NASONEX.

Q. How quickly will NASONEX start to work?
A. You can get relief within 11 hours after your first dose of NASONEX. This is based on one single-dose, parallel-group study of patients in an outdoor "park" setting (park study) and one environmental exposure unit (EEU) study. Onset also was shown to be within 2 days after the first dose in 2 randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel-group seasonal allergic rhinitis studies. The maximum benefit is usually achieved within 1 to 2 weeks.

Q. What are the possible side effects of NASONEX?
A. NASONEX may cause serious side effects, including:

Thrush (Candida), a fungal infection in your nose and throat. Tell your doctor if you have any redness or white colored patches in your nose or throat.

Slow wound healing. Do not use NASONEX until your nose has healed if you have a sore in your nose, if you have surgery on your nose, or if your nose has been injured.

Some people may have eye problems, including glaucoma and cataracts. You should have regular eye exams.

Immune system problems that may increase your risk of infections. You are more likely to get infections if you take medicines that weaken your immune system. Avoid contact with people who have contagious diseases such as chickenpox or measles while using NASONEX. Symptoms of infection may include: fever, pain, aches, chills, feeling tired, nausea and vomiting. Tell your doctor about any signs of infection while you are using NASONEX.

Adrenal insufficiency. Adrenal insufficiency is a condition in which the adrenal glands do not make enough steroid hormones. Symptoms of adrenal insufficiency can include: tiredness, weakness, nausea and vomiting, and low blood pressure.

The most common side effects of NASONEX include headache, viral infection, sore throat, nosebleeds, or cough. Tell your health care provider if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away. These are not all the possible side effects of NASONEX. For more information ask your health care provider or pharmacist.

Q. Can NASONEX be prescribed for children?
A. NASONEX is indicated for the treatment of nasal symptoms of both seasonal and perennial allergic rhinitis in patients 2 years and older and for the prophylaxis of nasal symptoms of seasonal allergic rhinitis in patients 12 years and older when initiated 2 to 4 weeks prior to allergy season. NASONEX is also FDA-approved for treating nasal congestion that happens with seasonal allergic rhinitis in adults and children 2 years of age and older.

Q. Does NASONEX have an unpleasant smell?
A. No. NASONEX is scent-free.

Q. How should I administer NASONEX for best results?
A. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist first, then see instructions in the Patient Information, (Adobe Acrobat required), or read The Right Way to Spray.

Q. What should I do if no spray comes out of the bottle the first time I use NASONEX?
A. If you are using NASONEX for the first time, you have to "prime" the bottle by spraying it about 10 times in the air or until a fine mist appears. If you haven't used NASONEX for at least 1 week, re-prime the bottle by spraying it twice in the air or until a fine spray appears. For further information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist or see instructions in the Patient Information. (Adobe Acrobat required)

Q. How should I store NASONEX?
A. Keep NASONEX in a cool, dark place such as a medicine cabinet or closet. Do not let it sit in direct light for long periods of time.

Q. When should I order a refill of NASONEX?
A. If you're running low on NASONEX, be sure to order a refill several days in advance, so you don't run out. To help you remember, sign up for FREE refill reminders. You should keep track of the number of sprays used from your bottle of NASONEX Nasal Spray. To make sure you get a full dose of medicine with each spray, your NASONEX bottle should be discarded after 120 sprays, even though the bottle may not appear to be completely empty.

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Important Safety Information (continued)

  • Nosebleeds and infections of the nose and throat may occur.
  • NASONEX may cause slow wound healing. Do not use NASONEX until your nose is healed if you have a sore in your nose, if you have surgery on your nose or if your nose has been injured.
  • Some people may have eye problems, including glaucoma and cataracts. You should have regular eye exams.
  • NASONEX may cause immune system problems that can increase your risk of getting infections. Avoid contact with people who have infections like chickenpox or measles while using NASONEX. Tell your doctor about any signs of infection, such as fever, pain, aches, chills, feeling tired, nausea, and vomiting while using NASONEX.
  • A condition in which the adrenal glands do not make enough steroid hormones may occur. Symptoms can include tiredness, weakness, nausea, vomiting, and low blood pressure.
  • The most common side effects include headache, viral infection, sore throat, nosebleeds, and coughing.

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch, or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

Please read the Patient Information and discuss it with your doctor. The physician Prescribing Information also is available.

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