This medicine is usually used to relieve allergy symptoms of the nose (such as post-nasal drip, sneezing, itching, stuffiness, runny nose, and others). Physicians may prescribe this medicine to treat other conditions not listed in this document. While the active ingredient of Metaspray Nasal Spray 50 mcg is Mometasone, it also contains other inactive ingredients such as purified water, phosphoric acid, titanium dioxide, stearyl alcohol, and others. Metaspray Nasal Spray 50 mcg belongs to the class of medicines called corticosteroids. It is not allowed to use this drug without the doctor’s prescription because you may experience undesired results. Mometasone works by decreasing the irritation and inflammation (swelling) in your nose.
The manufacturer of MetaSpray Nasal Spray 50 mcg is Cipla Ltd.
- First, it is advised to blow your nose and wash your hands.
- After that, insert the bottle tip into one nostril and with your finger close the other nostril. Press on the spray to get one dose. In addition, you should breathe gently and keep your head upright.
- Repeat the steps listed above for the other nostril.
Usually, the recommended dose per day (24 hours) is two sprays or as directed by your doctor. To get a better effect from this medication, it is recommended to follow the doctor’s recommendations carefully such as administering the dose at a fixed time each day. In addition, do not use Metaspray Nasal Spray 50 mcg more often than your doctor prescribes because your medical condition will not improve faster. However, if you do not notice the desired result, your physician may increase the dosage for several weeks. It is not allowed to spray this medication in your eyes or mouth.
If your health condition does not improve or if it worsens, talk to a doctor right away.
Healthcare professionals may prescribe different dosages for their patients. It depends on your age, response to treatment, other medicines that you may be using, and the severity of the health condition. Talk to a doctor if you are not sure what dosage is better for you. Moreover, it is not recommended to stop the treatment suddenly without the doctor’s approval because symptoms may return and your condition may get worse.
- Metaspray Nasal Spray 50 mcg (10 ml/bottle)
Sometimes, you may forget to use this medicine. Therefore, you should administer the dose as soon as possible. Skip the missed dose and continue the regular treatment if it is near the time for the next dose. Moreover, it is not allowed to administer an increased dose the next time to catch up because it may increase the risk of side effects.
You may rarely experience an overdose due to an increased dose of Metaspray Nasal Spray 50 mcg. Symptoms of overdose include pounding or fast heartbeat, severe dizziness, breathing problems, passing out, and others. If you are experiencing any of the symptoms listed above, stop using Metaspray Nasal Spray 50 mcg and consult a doctor at once. Ask your physician if you have any questions.
Side Effects of Metaspray Nasal Spray 50 mcg
All medications may give you some adverse effects and Metaspray Nasal Spray 50 mcg is not an exception. In any case, if you are on treatment with this medicine, you may not notice any of the following side effects. Certain factors that can cause side effects are allergy and overdose. There are three types of adverse effects: mild, moderate, and severe.
Mild Side Effects
Usually, most patients ignore this category of adverse effects. One factor that can cause mild side effects is dehydration. Thus, to diminish this problem, you should increase your water intake. Check some examples below:
- Bitter taste in the mouth
Moderate Side Effects
This category of side effects usually is not dangerous for the patients. Hence, they can continue the treatment safely. However, it is advised to inform your doctor if you are experiencing any of the following side effects. For example:
- Irritation in the nose
- Sore throat
- Mild nosebleeds
Severe Side Effects
In rare cases, you may experience this category of adverse effects. However, stop using Metaspray Nasal Spray 50 mcg and get medical help immediately, if you are noticing any of the following side effects. Check below some examples:
- Respiratory tract infection
- Viral infection
- Severe nosebleeds
- Swallowing problems
This article does not contain all possible side effects. Thus, you should inform your doctor if you are experiencing any of the adverse effects listed above or any other effects.
- Store Metaspray Nasal Spray 50 mcg at room temperature and away from direct sunlight and moisture. However, do not keep this medicine in the bathroom.
- Keep away Mometasone from the reach of children because it may be harmful to them.
Some substances and medicines may interact with Mometasone and increase the risk of side effects or decrease the effectiveness of the medicine. Before using Metaspray Nasal Spray 50 mcg, inform your doctor about all products that you are using. For example prescription drugs, nonprescription medicines, supplements, vitamins, and others. Check below some examples:
- Marijuana (cannabis)
This document does not contain a complete list of drug interactions. That’s why, you should consult a doctor before using Metaspray Nasal Spray 50 mcg. In addition, it is not recommended to start, stop, or change the dosages without the doctor’s approval because you may experience unwanted results.
Tell your physician if you have an allergy to the ingredients of the drug or if you have any other allergies. However, you should share your medical history with your doctor before using this medication. For example:
- Eye disease (such as cataracts, glaucoma, and others)
- Nose problems (such as ulcers, surgery, injury, and others)
- Heart disease (such as angina)
Mometasone may blur your vision or may make you drowsy or dizzy. Yet, you should limit or avoid alcoholic drinks and marijuana during treatment because these effects may increase. Moreover, do not drive or operate machinery while you are on treatment with Metaspray Nasal Spray 50 mcg because it may be harmful to you.
Mometasone should not be used during pregnancy without a doctor’s prescription because it may harm your unborn baby. Discuss with a doctor before breastfeeding because it is not known if this medication passes into breast milk.