What is the difference between nasonex (mometasone) and patanase?

Big difference. Nasonex is a topical nasal steroid called mometasone. It is very effective for nasal allergies and approved down to age 2 years old. It's administered once a day. Patanase is a nasal antihistamine approved for children 6 years old and older. Patanase is not a steroid. It is administered twice a day. They both work well.

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Can I take nasonex (mometasone) and patanase together?

Yes. Since Nasonex (mometasone) and patanase work by different mechanisms, there is no contraindication to using them simultaneously. The patanase will have a quicker onset of action (same day) while the Nasonex (mometasone) (nasal steroid) will take a couple of days to begin to feel effect and peak effect may take a week. If symptoms require both meds, consider seeing an allergist to identify the underlying trigger. Read more...