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What is Asmanex Twisthaler (Mometasone) prescribed for?
Asthma is characterized by the inflammation of the bronchial tubes with increased production of sticky secretions inside the tubes. People with asthma experience these symptoms when the airways tighten, inflame and fill with mucus. Mometasone is used to control and prevent symptoms such as wheezing and shortness of breath that is caused by asthma.
By using this medication you can help control the symptoms of asthma, so you can maintain regular activities and decease lost time at school or work. This medication works by reducing the inflammation or swelling of the airways in the lungs to make breathing easier.
This medication must be used regularly to be effective. It does not work right away and should not be used to relieve sudden asthma attacks. If an asthma attack occurs, use your quick-relief inhaler
Read any information given to you by your doctor, if you have any questions regarding your condition or the medication, consult with your doctor.
Inhale this medication by mouth as directed by your doctor. Usually this medication is taken once or twice a day. Do not exhale into the inhaler. And keep in mind that the dosage is based on your medical condition, age and response to treatment.
If two inhalations (puffs) are prescribed, wait at least one minute between them. If you are using other inhalers at the same time, wait at least one minute between each medication.
Remember to gargle and rinse your mouth with water after each use to help prevent dryness, irritation and yeast infections in the mouth and throat.
Before taking Asmenex twisthaler, it is best to inform you doctor if you are allergic to Mometasone, or any other allergies that you may have. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions and other issues.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: current/past infections (such as tuberculosis, herpes), bone loss (osteoporosis), eye problems (such as cataracts, glaucoma), diabetes, decreased adrenal gland function.
If you have switched from a corticosteroid taken by mouth (such as prednisone tablets) to this inhaler within the past 12 months, or if you have been using this product in higher-than-usual doses for a long time, it may be more difficult for your body to respond to physical stress. Therefore, before having surgery or emergency treatment, or if you get a serious illness/injury, tell your doctor or dentist that you are using this medication or have used a corticosteroid taken by mouth within the past 12 months. Tell your doctor right away if you develop unusual/extreme tiredness or weight loss.
This medication may mask signs of infection. It can make you more likely to get infections or may worsen any current infections. Therefore, wash your hands well to prevent the spread of infection. Avoid contact with people who have infections that may spread to others (such as chickenpox, measles, flu). Consult your doctor if you have been exposed to an infection or for more details.
Dry or irritated throat, hoarseness or coughing may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor or pharmacist promptly.
Tell your doctor right away if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: white patches on tongue/in mouth, signs of infection (such as fever, persistent sore throat), mental/mood changes (such as depression, trouble sleeping), vision problems (such as blurred vision), increased thirst/urination.
What happens if I suddenly stop taking this medication?
There may be a relapse in symptoms as well as side effects. You should speak your doctor before stop taking this medication.
What is the best dosage to take?
The diagnosis with your doctor will be able to determine the best dosage for your treatment. Work with your doctor closely for dosage and dosing schedules.
What happens if I miss a dose?
You should take the missed dose as soon you realize you have forgotten. If the forgotten dose is closer to your next scheduled dose, take the next schedule dose to avoid overlapping in dose.
What is the best way to store this medication?
This medication is stored at room temperature, and should be kept away from children and pets. Do not throw away this medication in the wastebasket. If you are uncertain how to dispose of this medication speak with your pharmacist for help in safely disposing of this medication.
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