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Can you tell me the long term effects of taking nasonex (mometasone) for allergies?

Can you tell me the long term effects of taking nasonex (mometasone) for allergies?

Nasonex (mometasone) effects: Nasonex (mometasone) is a topical corticosteroid; that means it is a steroid for inflammation (not the kind that athletes abuse) placed in the area where it is needed. These medicines are usually well tolerated at the recommended doses but can sometimes cause irritation and nosebleeds. They are rarely absorbed into the bloodstream but patients should get their eyes checked yearly to ensure no side effects. ...Read more

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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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What are the long term effects of being on nasonex (mometasone) and allergy meds (switch between different ones... Zyrtec, allegra, claratin) it's been many years?

What are the long term effects of being on nasonex (mometasone) and allergy meds (switch between different ones... Zyrtec, allegra, claratin) it's been many years?

Not to worry : There are no significant reported long term adverse effects of nasal steroids in studies. Direct , local effects are more common like irritation in the nose, crustiness, nosebleeds. You just take a short break from the rx for these. There are no major reported concerns about long term use of antihistamines.- zyrtec, claritin, allegra, etc. ...Read more

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Are there any long term effects of taking allergy medications?

Are there any long term effects of taking allergy medications?

Allergy meds: Allergies are generally chronic or at least recurrent conditions. Most allergy medications are safe if taken as directed even if for long periods of time. Anyone with other medical conditions or who takes other medications should check with their doctor about the long term use of allergy medicine. ...Read more

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What are the long term effects from allergy shots?

What are the long term effects from allergy shots?

Yes: About 2/3 of people who do immunotherapy of an appropriate, effective dose will have long term relief from their allergy symptoms even after they have finished 3-5 years of the shots. In some cases this relief is permanent, in others symptoms will eventually return, but may be years later. ...Read more

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Are there any long term effects from taking OTC allergy medicine on a regular basis?

Are there any long term effects from taking OTC allergy medicine on a regular basis?

No but why: Rather than commit to taking medications regularly, see an allergist to identify why you need to take medications long term. Avoidance measures can be useful if the trigger is known. Nasal steroid sprays are more effective than antihistamines and allergy injections can control symptoms long term even after the injections are discontinued and allow less medication use. ...Read more

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Are severe stinging insect allergies more common in younger or older people? If so why? What are the short and long term effects of having a

Are severe stinging insect allergies more common in younger or older people? If so why?

 

 

 

What are the short and long term effects of having a

No age: People of all ages can develop life threatening stinging insect allergies. You need to have an Epinephrine auto injector on you all the time and it is best to get venom desensitization as it may take care of the problem indefinitely, it has a high success rate. There is a rate of allergic reaction from it, but you are in safe hands with an experienced allergist. ...Read more

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How do you know if nasonex (mometasone) allergy?

Side effects: Nasonex (mometasone) can cause nosebleeds, headache and irritation. These are considered side effects. True allergy is extremely rare and would cause swelling of nasal tissue and perhaps itching. I've never seen this in 30+ years of clinical practice. ...Read more

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What can I take if nasonex (mometasone) allergy?

What can I take if nasonex (mometasone) allergy?

Different medication: People are generally not allergic to Nasonex (mometasone) but to something in the solution (and this is more likely to be a "sensitivity" not an allergy). If liquid nasal sprays are a problem, there is a new aerosol nasal steroid called qnasl. Talk to your doctor about that as an alternative. ...Read more

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I have allergies and it feels like I have a cold year round. I've tried all kinds of medication. I've been looking into getting nasonex (mometasone). Does it work.

I have allergies and it feels like I have a cold year round. I've tried all kinds of medication. I've been looking into getting nasonex (mometasone). Does it work.

May be: The gold standard treatment for allergic rhinitis is intranasal steroids sprays. Nasonex (mometasone) is one of them. Different people respond to different ins. Ins for year round allergy should be used on daily basis. If you do not have symptoms after ins, it suggests you are well controlled but not cured. Otherwise, you need to discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is Flonase or nasonex (mometasone) safe to use for many months if your child have allergies?

Is Flonase or nasonex (mometasone) safe to use for many months if your child have allergies?

Yes: Both medications have been tested in children as young as 3 years of age for as long as 12 months and found to cause no significant long-term adverse effects when used in appropriate doses. ...Read more

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Nasonex (Definition)

Mometasone furoate is a medium strength steroid which is a kind of ...Read more