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

  • 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.
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Questions to ask your health care provider

Your health care provider or allergist can be an excellent source of information about your nasal allergy symptoms and treatment options. Asking good questions and recording the responses can help you gain the most benefit from your health care provider's expertise, and enable you to follow recommendations as closely as possible.

Use this page as a starting point for a list of questions to ask your health care provider. Print this form and take it with you to your appointment.

Allergies

  • What substance or substances (allergens) are causing my nasal allergy symptoms?
  • How can I avoid or reduce allergen exposure?
  • How do I know when it's nasal allergies and when it's a cold?
  • What are the signs that my symptoms are worsening?
  • Is there any risk in not treating nasal allergy symptoms?
  • How can I help prevent my nasal allergy symptoms from getting worse as allergy season progresses?

Nasal allergy medications

  • What types of treatment options are available and how do they work?
  • What's the difference between over-the-counter and prescription medicines?
  • Is there anything we can do to help prevent my seasonal nasal allergy symptoms from occurring?
  • What are my options for controlling symptoms day and night?
  • Are there medications that won't cause drowsiness or insomnia?

Your prescription

  • When should I use this prescription medication?
  • Can I take it with other medicines?
  • Does this medication have potential side effects, and if so, are they serious?
  • Will this medication impair my ability to drive or operate machinery, or make me drowsy?
  • Will this medication make my heart race or cause insomnia?
  • Does this medication have any unpleasant scent or aftertaste?
  • May I take this medication if I become pregnant?
  • Should I take this medication all of the time, or just when I have symptoms?
  • How soon will I begin to see relief?
  • When can I stop taking this medication?
  • How soon would I know if this medication is not working, and what should I do if that happens?
  • Is this medication covered under my prescription plan?
  • Should I begin taking my medication immediately, or wait until my symptoms begin?
  • Might this medication be appropriate to prescribe for other members of my family who have similar nasal allergy symptoms?
  • Can this medication be prescribed for children?

Next steps

  • How often should I come back to see you?
  • Should I consult an allergist?

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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.

This site is intended for use by U.S. residents.

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