Pharmacology: Pharmacodynamics: Mometasone Furoate is a topical glucocorticosteroid with local anti-inflammatory properties at doses that are not systemically active. It is likely that much of the mechanism for the anti-allergic and anti-inflammatory effects of mometasone furoate lies in its ability to inhibit the release of mediators of allergic reactions. Mometasone furoate significantly inhibits the release of leukotrienes from leucocytes of allergic patients.
Pharmacokinetics: Mometasone furoate, administered as an aqueous nasal spray, has a negligible (≤0.1 %) systemic bioavailability and is generally undetectable in plasma, despite the use of a sensitive assay with a lower quantitation limit of 50 pg/ml; thus, there are no relevant pharmacokinetic data for this dosage form. Mometasone furoate suspension is very poorly absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract, and the small amount that may be swallowed and absorbed undergoes extensive first-pass hepatic metabolism prior to excretion in urine and bile.