Daily Medication Pearl: Asmanex HFA

Asmanex HFA is a corticosteroid indicated for the maintenance treatment of asthma as prophylactic therapy in patients 12 years of age and older

Medication Pearl of the Day: Asmanex HFA 100 mcg (mometasone furoate)

Indication:Asmanex HFA is a corticosteroid indicated for the maintenance treatment of asthma as prophylactic therapy in patients 12 years of age and older.

Insight:

  • Dosing: In patients 12 years of age and older, 2 inhalations twice daily of Asmanex HFA 100 mcg or 200 mcg.
  • Dosage forms: Inhalation aerosol containing 100 mcg or 200 mcg of mometasone furoate per actuation.
  • Adverse events: Most common adverse reactions reported in greater than or equal to 3% of patients included nasopharyngitis, headache, sinusitis, bronchitis, and influenza.
  • Mechanism of action: Mometasone furoate is a corticosteroid demonstrating potent anti-inflammatory activity.
  • Manufacturer: Merck

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