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Asmanex Twist

Generic Name: mometasone (Inhalation route)

moe-MET-a-sone

Commonly used brand name(s):

In the U.S.

  • Asmanex Twist

Available Dosage Forms:

  • Powder

Therapeutic Class: Anti-Inflammatory

Pharmacologic Class: Adrenal Glucocorticoid

Uses For Asmanex Twist

Mometasone belongs to the family of medicines known as corticosteroids (cortisone-like medicines). It is used to help prevent the symptoms of asthma. When used regularly every day, inhaled mometasone decreases the number and severity of asthma attacks. However, it will not relieve an asthma attack that has already started.

Inhaled mometasone works by preventing certain cells in the lungs and breathing passages from releasing substances that cause asthma symptoms.

This medicine is available only with your doctor's prescription.

Before Using Asmanex Twist

In deciding to use a medicine, the risks of taking the medicine must be weighed against the good it will do. This is a decision you and your doctor will make. For this medicine, the following should be considered:

Allergies

Tell your doctor if you have ever had any unusual or allergic reaction to this medicine or any other medicines. Also tell your health care professional if you have any other types of allergies, such as to foods, dyes, preservatives, or animals. For non-prescription products, read the label or package ingredients carefully.

Pediatric

This medicine has only been tested in children 12 years of age or older. Mometasone powder for inhalation may adversely effect the adrenal gland and stunt growth in pediatric patients. Before this medicine is given to a child, you and your child's doctor should talk about the good this medicine will do as well as the risks of using it.

Geriatric

Many medicines have not been studied specifically in older people. Therefore, it may not be known whether they work exactly the same way they do in younger adults or if they cause different side effects or problems in older people. There is no specific information comparing use of mometasone inhalation powder in the elderly with use in other age groups.

Pregnancy

Pregnancy CategoryExplanation
All TrimestersCAnimal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate studies in pregnant women OR no animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate studies in pregnant women.

Breast Feeding

There are no adequate studies in women for determining infant risk when using this medication during breastfeeding. Weigh the potential benefits against the potential risks before taking this medication while breastfeeding.

Interactions with Medicines

Using this medicine with any of the following medicines may cause an increased risk of certain side effects, but using both drugs may be the best treatment for you. If both medicines are prescribed together, your doctor may change the dose or how often you use one or both of the medicines.

  • Ketoconazole

Interactions with Food/Tobacco/Alcohol

Certain medicines should not be used at or around the time of eating food or eating certain types of food since interactions may occur. Using alcohol or tobacco with certain medicines may also cause interactions to occur. Discuss with your healthcare professional the use of your medicine with food, alcohol, or tobacco.

Other Medical Problems

The presence of other medical problems may affect the use of this medicine. Make sure you tell your doctor if you have any other medical problems, especially:

  • Eye problems such as:
  • Cataracts or
  • Glaucoma or
  • Intraocular pressure increased—Mometasone may make these conditions worse
  • Liver problems—May increase the amount of mometasone that stays in the body
  • Immobilization for long periods of time or
  • Osteoporosis, family history—Mometasone may make your bones weaker and increase the chance of a broken bone after a minor fall or injury.
  • Infections—Mometasone may make infections like chickenpox and measles more dangerous; it might also hide the effects of certain infections
  • Tuberculosis of the respiratory tract—Mometasone may either hide the effects of this disease or make it worse

Proper Use of Asmanex Twist

Dosing

The dose of this medicine will be different for different patients. Follow your doctor's orders or the directions on the label. The following information includes only the average doses of this medicine. If your dose is different, do not change it unless your doctor tells you to do so.

The amount of medicine that you take depends on the strength of the medicine. Also, the number of doses you take each day, the time allowed between doses, and the length of time you take the medicine depend on the medical problem for which you are using the medicine.

  • For asthma (treatment)
    • If you have had previous asthma therapy with bronchodilators alone:
      • Adults—220 mcg once daily in the evening
      • Children—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.
    • If you have had previous asthma therapy with inhaled corticosteroids alone:
      • Adults—220 mcg once daily in the evening
      • Children—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.
    • If you have had previous asthma therapy with oral corticosteroids:
      • Adults—440 mcg twice daily
      • Children—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.

Storage

Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light. Keep from freezing.

Keep out of the reach of children.

Do not keep outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed.

Ask your healthcare professional how you should dispose of any medicine you do not use.

Precautions While Using Asmanex Twist

Check with your doctor if:

  • You go through a period of unusual stress to your body, such as surgery, injury, or infection.
  • You have an asthma attack that does not improve after you take a bronchodilator medicine.
  • Your asthma symptoms do not improve or your condition worsens.
  • You are exposed to the chickenpox or measles.

Your doctor may want you to carry a medical identification card stating that you are using this medicine and that you may need additional medicine during times of emergency, a severe asthma attack or other illness, or unusual stress.

Asmanex Twist Side Effects

Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

More common
  • Body aches or pain
  • cold or flu-like symptoms
  • congestion
  • cough
  • dryness or soreness of throat
Less common
  • Abdominal or stomach pain
  • diarrhea
  • fever or chills
  • loss of appetite
  • lower back or side pain
  • nausea
Rare
  • White patches inside nose or mouth

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

More common
  • Difficulty in moving
  • discouragement
  • fatigue
  • feeling sad or empty
  • increased abdominal pain and cramping during menstrual periods
  • irritability
  • lack of appetite
  • loss of interest or pleasure
  • muscle pain or stiffness
  • musculoskeletal pain
  • nasal burning and irritation
  • pain in joints
  • stomach discomfort following meals
  • stuffy or runny nose or headache
  • tiredness
  • trouble concentrating
  • trouble sleeping
  • unexplained runny nose or sneezing
  • upset stomach
Less common
  • Accidental injury
  • bladder pain
  • bloody or cloudy urine
  • bloody mucus or unexplained nosebleeds
  • chest congestion
  • chills
  • cough
  • diarrhea
  • difficult, burning, or painful urination
  • flatulence
  • frequent urge to urinate
  • general feeling of discomfort or illness
  • lower back or side pain
  • menstrual changes
  • nausea
  • post-procedure pain
  • shivering
  • sore throat
  • sweating
  • unusual tiredness or weakness
  • vomiting

Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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