Clinical Effects of Mometasone/Formoterol
In clinical studies, mometasone
was shown to improve breathing in people age 12 to 84 years old who had asthma
that was not well controlled on other asthma medications
. In these studies, mometasone/formoterol also reduced the chance of waking up at night due to asthma symptoms
In one study, fewer people who received mometasone/formoterol experienced worsening of their asthma when compared to people who received only mometasone.
When and How to Take This Medication
Some general considerations for when and how to take mometasone/formoterol include the following:
- Mometasone/formoterol is inhaled into the lungs, usually twice a day.
- The mometasone/formoterol canister should only be used with the mometasone/formoterol inhaler device.
- It is important to learn exactly how to use your inhaler. It may be difficult at first and may require some practice. Read the medication guide that comes with your inhaler, and talk to your healthcare provider if you have any questions.
- Each mometasone/formoterol canister must be primed before the very first use by spraying it four times into the air, away from the face. Shake well before each spray.
- Mometasone/formoterol is used to control asthma or prevent asthma symptoms. It is not used to treat asthma attacks once they start. You should use a rescue inhaler to relieve sudden asthma symptoms that occur in between your mometasone/formoterol doses.
- Make sure you know the difference between mometasone/formoterol and your other asthma inhalers, including the difference in how they look and how they are used.
- Rinse your mouth with water and spit after each dose of mometasone/formoterol in order to prevent a yeast infection in your mouth and throat (thrush).
- For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed.