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Video: ASMANEX(R) TWISTHALER(R) 110 MCG (Mometasone Furoate Inhalation Powder) is Now Available Nationwide for the Maintenance Treatment of Asthma in Children Ages 4 to 11
Date:8/19/2008

novation in packaging. The ASMANEX TWISTHALER employs an inhalation-driven device that does not use a propellant, thus eliminating the need for hand-breath coordination, and it provides patients with a numeric dose counter that provides a visual indication of the remaining doses.

ASMANEX is indicated for the maintenance treatment of asthma as prophylactic therapy in patients 4 years of age and older. ASMANEX is not indicated for the relief of sudden asthma symptoms or in children less than 4 years of age. It is available in two dose strengths, 110 mcg for children between 4 and 11 years old, and 220 mcg for patients 12 and older.

ASMANEX is not a rescue inhaler and should not be used to treat sudden asthma symptoms. Use a rescue inhaler to relieve sudden asthma symptoms.

ASMANEX should not be used to treat acute asthma episodes (including status asthmaticus) where extra measures are required.

ASMANEX is not for patients who have a hypersensitivity (including allergic reactions) to mometasone or any of the ingredients in ASMANEX. There have been cases of hypersensitivity, allergic reactions, facial swelling, hives, and throat tightness reported.

Patients who use inhaled steroid medicines for asthma may develop a fungal infection of the mouth and throat. Rinse your mouth after using ASMANEX.

It is possible that hypercorticism (an excess level of steroids in your body) or adrenal insufficiency (your adrenal gland cannot produce enough steroids) may appear in a small number of patients, particularly when ASMANEX is administered at higher than recommended doses over prolonged periods of time. If such effects occur, consult your health care provider as the dosage of ASMANEX should be reduced slowly.

If you or your child took steroids by mouth and are having them decreased or are being switched to ASMANEX, you should be followed closely by your health care provider and the oral steroids should be reduced slowly. Deaths due t
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