Warnings & Recalls for Asmanex
Risks of Using Asmanex
Using Asmanex for extended periods of time
could result in bone loss or osteoporosis
. You may be more at risk for this condition if you:
- do not exercise
- have a vitamin D or calcium deficiency
- have a family history of bone loss
Asmanex and other corticosteroids may decrease growth rate
when taken by children
. Asmanex should be used with caution in children; these patients should have frequent physical exams
by their doctor to ensure their safety while using Asmanex.
Asmanex may decrease
the body's ability to fight an infection
anyone who is sick or has an infection. If you are exposed to measles
or chicken pox
at any point during treatment, contact your doctor immediately
for a preventive solution.
Asmanex and Pregnancy
Asmanex is an FDA pregnancy Category C
drug. The effect of Asmanex on the fetus when taken during pregnancy is not known. It is unknown
if Asmanex may be transferred through breast-milk or harm a nursing baby. If you are pregnant
do not use Asmanex unless your doctor has advised you to do so.
Let your doctor know about all medical conditions
you have, if you have been sick
or had an infection
recently, and any medicines
you are using, especially ketoconazole (an antifungal). Asmanex should not
be used by anyone who is allergic
to the ingredients in this product.
Asmanex Treatment and Use
Asmanex | Mometasone is a corticosteroid class inhalant approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in March of 2005 and marketed by Merck & Co. for preventing asthma attacks. Asmanex should not be used by anyone under 4 years old without a prescription.
Asmanex does not treat or reduce symptoms of an asthma attack once it has started and should not be used in place of a fast-acting rescue inhaler.
How Does Asmanex Work?
Asthma attacks occur when muscles in the airway constrict, making it difficult to breathe properly. Asmanex works in the lungs by reducing swelling and increasing air flow so asthma attacks may be prevented.
How to Use Asmanex
Asmanex is a powder to be breathed in through a Asmanex twisthaler inhaling device. Initial treatment with Asmanex usually is recommended as one 220 mcg dose, then twice each day (every twelve hours) in 220 mcg doses as your body becomes accustomed to the medicine. Ask your doctor which dose is right for you; you may need dose adjustments if you are undergoing surgery, stress, or are having any serious medical problems. Use Asmanex as your doctor instructs and follow all labeled instructions.
Dispose of Asmanex 45 days after opening the package or when the dose amount on the twisthaler reads “00”.