Description and Brand Names

Drug information provided by: Micromedex

US Brand Name

  1. Asmanex HFA
  2. Asmanex Twist

Canadian Brand Name

  1. Asmanex Twisthaler
  2. Azmax Twisthaler

Descriptions


Mometasone is used to help prevent the symptoms of asthma and improve breathing in patients 4 years of age and older. When used regularly every day, inhaled mometasone decreases the number and severity of asthma attacks. However, it will not relieve an asthma attack that has already started.

Inhaled mometasone belongs to the family of medicines known as corticosteroids (cortisone-like medicines). It works by preventing certain cells in the lungs and breathing passages from releasing substances that cause asthma symptoms.

This medicine is available only with your doctor's prescription.

This product is available in the following dosage forms:

  • Aerosol Powder
  • Powder