Mometasone is a steroid. It prevents the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation.

Mometasone inhalation is used to prevent asthma attacks. It will not treat an asthma attack that has already begun.

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  • Asmanex HFA, Asmanex Twisthaler 120 Dose, Asmanex Twisthaler 14 Dose, Asmanex Twisthaler 30 Dose, Asmanex Twisthaler 60 Dose, Asmanex Twisthaler 7 Dose
  • Severity: Major
    You should check with your doctor immediately if any of these side effects occur when taking mometasone:

    More common:
    Body aches or pain
    cold or flu-like symptoms
    congestion
    cough
    dryness or soreness of the throat
    Less common:
    Abdominal or stomach pain
    diarrhea
    fever or chills
    loss of appetite
    lower back or side pain
    nausea
    Rare:
    White patches inside the nose or mouth
    Severity: Minor
    Some of the side effects that can occur with mometasone may not need medical attention. As your body adjusts to the medicine during treatment these side effects may go away. Your health care professional may also be able to tell you about ways to reduce or prevent some of these side effects. If any of the following side effects continue, are bothersome or if you have any questions about them, check with your health care professional:

    More common:
    Difficulty with moving
    discouragement
    feeling sad or empty
    headache
    increased abdominal or stomach pain and cramping during menstrual periods
    irritability
    lack of appetite
    loss of interest or pleasure
    muscle or joint pain
    muscle pain or stiffness
    nasal burning and irritation
    stomach discomfort following meals
    stuffy or runny nose
    tiredness
    trouble concentrating
    trouble sleeping
    unexplained runny nose or sneezing
    upset stomach
    Less common:
    Accidental injury
    bladder pain
    bloated
    bloody mucus or unexplained nosebleeds
    bloody or cloudy urine
    chest congestion
    difficult, burning, or painful urination
    excess air or gas in stomach or intestines
    frequent urge to urinate
    full feeling
    general feeling of discomfort or illness
    lower back or side pain
    menstrual changes
    passing gas
    post-procedure pain
    shivering
    sweating
    unusual tiredness or weakness
    vomiting
  • (mometasone furoate) inhalant