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For adults and children age 12 and older who are using mometasone nasal spray for nasal allergies, dosing usually starts at two sprays in each nostril once daily. The dose of mometasone nasal spray for treating nasal allergies in children age 2 to 11 years old is one spray in each nostril once daily. When using the medication for nasal polyps, the recommended mometasone nasal spray dosage is two sprays in each nostril twice a day.

Mometasone Nasal Spray Dosing: An Introduction

The dose of mometasone nasal spray (Nasonex®) that your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
 
  • Your age
  • The medical condition being treated
  • Other medications you may be taking
  • Other medical conditions you may have.
     
As is always the case, do not adjust your mometasone nasal spray dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
 
Mometasone Nasal Spray Dosing for Nasal Allergies
The recommended mometasone nasal spray dose for nasal allergy treatment in adults and children age 12 and older is two sprays of mometasone nasal spray in each nostril (four sprays total) once daily. For this age group, mometasone nasal spray is also approved for use in preventing seasonal allergies. For this use, the mometasone nasal spray dose is the same, started two to four weeks before the anticipated beginning of allergy season.
 
For children age 2 to 11 years old, the recommended dose for treating nasal allergies is one spray of mometasone nasal spray in each nostril once daily.
 
Mometasone Nasal Spray Dosing for Nasal Polyps
For adults, the recommended mometasone nasal spray dose for treating nasal polyps is two sprays of mometasone nasal spray in each nostril twice daily (a total of eight sprays per day). Mometasone nasal spray is not approved to treat nasal polyps in children.
 
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