Nasomet (Mometasone) is a corticosteroid demonstrating anti-inflammatory properties. The precise mechanism of corticosteroid’s action on allergic rhinitis is not known. Corticosteroids have been shown to have a wide range of effects on multiple cell types (e.g., mast cells, eosinophils, neutrophils, macrophages and lymphocytes) and mediators (e.g., histamine, eicosanoids, leukotrienes, and cytokines) involved in inflammation.
Nasomet Nasal Spray
Adult: As dry powd inhaler: Mild to moderate: Initially, 400 mcg once daily in the evening. Maintenance dose: 200 mcg 1-2 times daily. Severe: Initially, 400 mcg bid, titrated to the lowest effective dose once symptoms are controlled.
Child: ≥12 yr Same as adult dose.
Adult: As 0.05% susp: 100 mcg into each nostril once daily, increased to 200 mcg into each nostril daily if needed.
Child: 3-11 yr 50 mcg into each nostril once daily; ≥12 yr Same as adult dose.
Adult: 100 mcg into each nostril once daily, increased to bid after 5-6 wk if needed.
Adult: As 0.1% cream/oint: Apply a thin film to affected area once daily. As 0.1% lotion: Apply a few drops to affected area once daily, massage lightly until it disappears.
Child: ≥2 yr As 0.1% cream/oint: Apply a thin film to affected area once daily for not more than 3 wk. ≥12 yr As 0.1% lotion: Same as adult dose.