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

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Dr. Alex Martinez
Internal Medicine - Allergy
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Alex Martinez
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Dr. Michael Zacharisen
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Very safe

Nasal steroid sprays have been available to treat allergic rhinitis for over 20 years and are considered very effective and safe.
Last year a paper reviewed long term side effects and it was reassuring that there were no significant topical or systemic complications. Newer formulations may be even safer such that there is talk that they should be available without a prescription.

In brief: Very safe

Nasal steroid sprays have been available to treat allergic rhinitis for over 20 years and are considered very effective and safe.
Last year a paper reviewed long term side effects and it was reassuring that there were no significant topical or systemic complications. Newer formulations may be even safer such that there is talk that they should be available without a prescription.
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
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