Frequently asked questions: Nasonex® Allergy nasal spray  and allergic rhinitis

Here’s everything you need to know about
using Nasonex®  Allergy nasal spray.



    Nasonex®  Allergy nasal spray is clinically proven to treat and prevent the symptoms of nasal allergies caused by allergens including dust mites, grass or tree pollen, pets, and mould spores.3,4

    Nasonex®  Allergy nasal spray is not intended for use as a remedy for colds or any condition other than the relief of hayfever symptoms.


      Nasonex®  Allergy nasal spray contains mometasone furoate – an anti-inflammatory that belongs to the corticosteroid group of medicines.

      For adults and children 12 years and over, start with 2 sprays per nostril, once a day. Once symptoms are under control, reduce the dose to 1 spray per nostril once a day. Do not use more than the recommended dose.

      If you miss a dose, skip the dose you missed and take your next dose as scheduled. Do not take a double dose to make up for the missed dose.

      Even if there are no signs of discomfort or poisoning, contact your doctor, pharmacist or the Poisons Information Line on 13 11 26, or go to Accident and Emergency at your nearest hospital.


      Nasonex®  Allergy nasal spray is available in 3 pack sizes:

      • 65 sprays bottle
      • 140 sprays bottle
      • 2x 140 sprays bottle (twin pack)

      Find the right product for you.


        You can watch our ‘How to Spray’ video to get to grips with the most effective spray technique.

        Yes. Simply shake the bottle, remove the plastic cap and press downward on the applicator. Pump until a fine spray appears. The pump should be primed prior to first use or if it has not been used for 14 days or longer. 

        To clean the inside of the applicator you’ll need to:

        • Remove the plastic cap
        • Pull gently upward on the nasal applicator to remove it
        • Rinse both ends of the nasal applicator and let it air dry
        • Once dry, put nasal applicator back on pump stem
        • Reprime the pump

        Nasonex® Allergy nasal spray is unsuitable for:

        • Children under the age of 12
        • Anyone with a hypersensitivity to mometasone furoate
        • Anyone currently experiencing a severe nose infection

        If you’re currently taking corticosteroid medicines or are unsure about whether you fall into any of the categories above, consult your GP or pharmacist before using Nasonex® Allergy.

        Pregnant women and those breastfeeding should consult their doctor before using Nasonex®  Allergy nasal spray.

        Yes, you may add in a non-sedating antihistamine (like Claratyne®) when initiating treatment while waiting for Nasonex®  Allergy to reach full effect. You may also add in a non-sedating antihistamine when experiencing flare up symptoms, once symptoms are controlled use Nasonex® Allergy only. Please consult your pharmacist or doctor for advice regarding the right treatment suitable for you.

        If you would like to report a side effect or quality complaint, please contact Bayer on 1800 008 757 or email Alternatively, you may like to contact your healthcare professional.


          You may not feel the full effect of Nasonex® Allergy nasal spray for 1-2 days. If you don’t feel your symptoms have improved within 7 days, see your doctor or pharmacist.

          You can use Nasonex® Allergy nasal spray on a daily basis for up to 6 months if needed. Do not use for more than 6 months without the advice of your doctor or pharmacist.

          Nasonex®  Allergy nasal spray has a shelf life of 36 months.

          Hayfever or allergies share many of their symptoms with the common cold, which can cause some confusion. Here are some of the key differences.7

          Hayfever or allergies

          If you have a question that hasn’t been answered here, please contact us.