Effects of the Mometasone InhalerIn clinical studies, people taking the mometasone inhaler had improvements in asthma symptoms, compared to those not taking the mometasone inhaler. In these studies, people already taking oral steroids for asthma were able to decrease or eliminate their oral steroid when they began taking the mometasone inhaler.
The mometasone inhaler is not an asthma cure.
When and How to Take the Mometasone InhalerFollowing are some general considerations for when and how to take the mometasone inhaler:
- The mometasone inhaler comes in a special inhaler called the Twisthaler®.
- The mometasone inhaler is taken once or twice a day every day. It is used to prevent asthma attacks, not to treat them once they start.
- The Twisthaler works differently from other inhalers. It contains a dry powder that is inhaled using the force of your breath. You may not be able to taste or feel the powdered medication.
- It is important to learn exactly how to use your mometasone inhaler. It may be difficult at first and may require some practice.
- Rinse your mouth (without swallowing) after each dose of the mometasone inhaler in order to prevent thrush.
- The Twisthaler must be discarded 45 days after it is removed from the foil packaging, or when the dose counter reads "00" (meaning there are no more doses left in the inhaler).
- For the mometasone inhaler to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. The mometasone inhaler will not work if you stop taking it.
Dosing for the Mometasone InhalerThe dose of the mometasone inhaler your healthcare provider recommends will vary depending on a number of factors, including:
- The severity of your asthma
- Other medications you may be taking.
As always, do not adjust your mometasone inhaler dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
(Click Mometasone Inhaler Dosing for more information about dosing for the mometasone inhaler.)