Nasonex is an antihistamine that can be prescribed to adults and to children as young as 2 years old in the treatment of seasonal and perennial symptoms of nasal allergy. Relief from itchy and runny nose, independent from or combined with congestion and sneezing, will be experienced within 11 hours of treatment. Nasonex has anti-inflammatory properties to make this possible.
To fully experience the benefits offered by the product, you should take it once a day for a period of one or two weeks. To use the nasal spray, you first prime the pump and then spray twice into each nostril. Those who are prone to seasonal allergies may want to prevent an attack by spraying Nasonex from 2 to 4 weeks before the season.
There are things that you should talk to your doctor about prior to taking Nasonex. You should reveal any infections, may they be viral, fungal or bacterial. Nasonex can slow down your healing from those infections. You should also tell your doctor whether you are pregnant or breastfeeding. The effects of Nasonex to the unborn or to the feeding baby if you are using the spray are unknown.
Take your nasal spray as soon as you remember missing a dose. It would be advisable to take it around the same time every day so that you will remember.
When you are on Nasonex, you may experience some side effects. These include headache, nausea and weakness. You may also experience sore throat, weight loss, severe thirst, more frequent urination, nasal bleeding and irritation and changes in your vision. If symptoms persist then you should consult your doctor immediately.
Nasonex nasal spray must be stored in room temperature, away from direct heat and sunlight.
As with other nasal sprays, overdose is improbable but you should still seek emergency help if you suspect it.
It is best to keep away from allergens and sources of infection. More likely, you cannot treat an allergy and an infection at about the same time.