Posted from: Thursday, April 07, 2016 - 11:18 AM - Present

Generic Nasonex Launched

March 22, 2016 – The Generic Manufacturer, Apotex, announced the launch of its A-rated generic to Nasonex (mometasone furoate monohydrate) by Merck; a corticosteroid primarily used for the treatment of nasal symptoms associated with allergic rhinitis. Although nasal corticosteroids are in the process of transitioning from prescription to over-the-counter, plans and timing for Nasonex to convert from a prescription to an over-the-counter drug are currently unknown.

 Other nasal corticosteroids including Flonase, Nasacort, and Rhinocort Aqua are already in the approval process. Dosage forms available for the newly launched generic include 50mcg of mometasone furoate in each 100 microliter nasal spray. The annual U.S. sale thus far, according to IMS Health is $955.5 million in the period of the most recent 12 months ending in January 2016.

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