Nasonex , also known as mometasone, is a corticosteroid used in the prevention and treatment of perennial and seasonal allergic rhinitis , also known as hay fever. Some of the symptoms this type of medication is effective in alleviating include runny nose, itchy nose and sneezing.

This type of drug works by reducing the amount of inflammation and swelling in the nasal passage. Nasonex is available as an inhalant to be inhaled through the nose.

Common side effects associated with Nasonex include headache, cough, sore throat and vomiting. If the side effects do not go away after a significant amount of time, contact your doctor or other health care professional for assistance.

Nasonex can occasionally be prescribed for other purposes, as directed by your doctor.

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