Nasonex Nasal Spray (Mometasone Furoate) and/or alternatives
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General Information On Nasonex Nasal Spray
Nasonex Nasal Spray is an intranasal corticosteroid used by children and adults mainly in the treatment of nasal congestion and other nasal symptoms associated with seasonal rhinitis. This medication is also used by adults for the treatment of nasal polyps. It hinders inflammatory activity and thereby suppresses nasal allergic reactions. Nasonex Nasal Spray can also be used in preventing seasonal nasal allergies even before onset of symptoms by starting its use prior to the expected allergic period.
Side Effects/ Precautions For Nasonex Nasal Spray
Nasonex Nasal Spray which is a formulation of Mometasone Furoate is a relatively safe drug when used in accordance with prescribed doses. However, adverse symptoms such as nose bleeds, headaches and coughing are sometimes seen in patients who use generic Nasonex Nasal Spray. It must be used carefully in patients with compromised immune systems as it can lead to delayed healing of wounds and also increase vulnerability to infections. Therefore, children prone to chicken pox or measles must avoid generic Nasonex Nasal Spray.
Prolonged use of Mometasone Furoate can cause fungal infection and sometimes even nasal septum perforation, the latter being very rare. Since Nasonex Nasal Spray drug is available in pediatric doses, it must be noted that prolonged use of the medication can lead to impedance of a child's normal growth velocity. Use of this medication by patients with cataract or related disorders may demand close monitoring of such patients.
Nasonex Nasal Spray Dosage
The recommended dosage of Nasonex Nasal Spray for the treatment of the symptoms of allergic Rhinitis is 200 mcg per day. This is given in two sprays of 50 mcg in each nostril. For seasonal allergies, the recommended dosage is 200 mcg, taken 2 to 4 weeks prior to the anticipated allergic season. For children 2 to 11 years, a total dose of 100 mcg is recommended. This is given as 50 mcg in each nostril. This is the recommended dosage for both seasonal and perennial allergy. The recommended dosage for nasal polyps is 400 mcg, given in two doses of 200 mcg. Many individuals also find relief with 200 mcg of Nasonex Nasal Spray, so the dose can be gradually reduced when symptoms become less. Relief would be evident in about 12 hours.
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What is a "Generic" medication/drug?
Generic drugs are medications that have comparable medicinal ingredients as the original brand name drug, but which are generally cheaper in price. Nearly 1 in 3 drugs dispensed are "generic". They undergo testing to ensure that they are similar to their "brand" counterparts in:
- Active Ingredient (e.g. "Pravastatin" is the active ingredient in brand name Pravachol)
- Dosage (e.g. 10 mg of the active ingredient)
- Safety (e.g. same or similar side effects, drug interactions)
- Performance (e.g. 10 mg of a "generic" can be substituted for 10 mg of the "brand" and have the same therapeutic result)
- Intended use (e.g. both "generic" and "brand" would be prescribed for the same conditions)
What this means is that "generic" medications can be used as a substitute of their brand equivalents with the comparable therapeutic results. There are a few exceptions (examples are outlined at the end of this page) and as always you should consult your physician before switching from a brand name medications to a generic or vice versa.
What differences are there between generic and brand?
While generics and brand equivalent drugs contain the same active ingredients, they may be different in the following ways:
- Appearance (e.g. the scoring or markings)
The color, shape and size of the medication come from the fillers that are added to the active ingredients to make the drug. These fillers that are added to the drug have no medical use and do not to change the effectiveness of the final product. A generic drug must contain comparable active ingredients and must have a comparable strength and dosage as the original brand name equivalent. Generic drugs can be more cost effective than purchasing the brand name.
Why do generics cost less than the brand name equivalents?
When a new drug is "invented", the company that discovered it has a patent on it that gives them the exclusive production rights for this medication. Once the patent expires in a country, other companies can bring the product to market under their own name. This patent prevents other companies from copying the drug during that time so they can earn back their Research and Development costs through being the exclusive supplier of the product. After the patent expires however, other companies can develop a "generic" version of the product. These versions generally are offered at much lower prices because the companies do not have the same development costs as the original company who developed the medication.
The main thing to realize here though is that the two products are therapeutically equivalent. They may look different, and be called something different.
How are Generic drugs tested to ensure quality and efficacy?
Generally speaking, the two most generally accepted methods to prove the safety of a generic version of a drug are to either repeat most of the chemistry, animal and human studies originally done, or to show that the drug performs comparably with the original brand name drug. This second option is called a "comparative bioavailability" study. During this type of study, volunteers are given the original drug, and then separately later the generic drug. The rates at which the drug is delivered to the patient (into their blood stream or otherwise absorbed) are measured to ensure they are the same. Because the same active ingredient is used the major concern is just that it delivers the common chemical(s) at the same rate so that they have the same effect. Please note that the methods that the manufacturers use may vary from country to country.