Mometasone sinus implant

April 01, 2018

Mometasone sinus implant

What is this medicine?

MOMETASONE (moe MET a sone) is a corticosteroid. Some sinus implants help decrease inflammation and open the sinus passageway after sinus surgery. Other sinus implants are used to reduce the occurrence of nasal polyps after sinus surgery.

How should I use this medicine?

This medicine is placed into the sinus cavity after sinus surgery. It is done by a physician in a hospital or clinic setting.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:

  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue

  • changes in vision

  • eye pain

  • movement of the implant (within or out of the sinus)

  • signs and symptoms of infection like fever or chills, cough, sore throat

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • burning or irritation in the nose or sinus passageway

  • headache

  • nosebleed

  • sinus pressure

  • throat irritation

What may interact with this medicine?

Interactions are not expected. Check with your doctor before you use any other medicine for your nose or sinus.

What if I miss a dose?

This does not apply.

Where should I keep my medicine?

This drug is inserted in a hospital or clinic and will not be stored at home.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:

  • active infection, like tuberculosis, herpes, or fungal infection

  • an unusual or allergic reaction to mometasone, other corticosteroids, lactide, glycolide, or caprolactone copolymers, or other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives

  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant

  • breast-feeding

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular check ups. Tell your doctor or healthcare professional if your symptoms do not start to get better or if they get worse.

Do not use any other medicines in the nose following surgery unless you are instructed to do so. For some patients, nasal saline sprays or rinses are recommended following surgery to keep the sinus passages moist. Follow the instructions of your doctor or healthcare professional following surgery.


April 01, 2018