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Azelastine is a medicine to relieve nasal symptoms, such as runny nose / itch / stuffiness, sneezing, and runny due to seasonal allergies and other allergic conditions. Azelastine is an antihistamine drug that works by blocking certain natural substances called histamine which cause allergic symptoms.
Follow the rules given to prepare the spray pump properly before using the bottle for the first time and if you have not used drugs for 3 days or more. Avoid spraying on the eyes or mouth.
Azelastine is used on the nose and is available in various strengths. Use 1 or 2 sprays on both nostrils, usually 1 or 2 times a day according to doctor's instructions. The dosage is based on your condition, the product you are using and the response to treatment. Use this medicine regularly to get the optimal benefits. To help you remember, use this medicine at the same time every day. This drug usually starts working within 3 hours of use.
Let your doctor know if symptoms don't improve.
This drug is best stored at room temperature, away from direct light and damp places. Do not store in the bathroom. Don't freeze it. Other brands of this drug may have different storage rules. Observe the storage instructions on the product packaging or ask your pharmacist. Keep all medicines out of the reach of children and pets.
Do not flush medicine in the toilet or in the sewer unless instructed. Discard this product when it has expired or if it is no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company about how to safely dispose of your product.
The information provided is not a substitute for medical advice. ALWAYS consult a doctor or pharmacist before starting treatment.
0.1% spray: 1 or 2 sprays on each nostril 2 times a day.
0.15% spray: 2 spray in each nostril 1 time a day.
Azelastine available in the following dosages:
Spray, nose: 137 ug.
Seek immediate medical attention if you experience any of the following signs of an allergic reaction: hives, difficulty breathing, swelling of the face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Stop using azelastine and contact your doctor immediately if you experience the following serious side effects:
Less serious side effects can include:
Not everyone experiences the following side effects. There may be some side effects not mentioned above. If you have concerns about certain side effects, consult your doctor or pharmacist.
Before using azelastine,
There is no adequate research on the risks of using this drug in pregnant or nursing women. Always consult your doctor to consider the potential benefits and risks before using this medicine. This drug is included in the risk of pregnancy category C according to the US Food and Drugs Administration (FDA).
The following are references to pregnancy risk categories according to the FDA:
Drug interactions can change the performance of your medication or increase the risk of serious side effects. Not all possible drug interactions are listed in this document. Keep a list of all the products you use (including prescription / nonprescription medicines and herbal products) and consult your doctor or pharmacist. Do not start, stop or change the dose of any drug without the doctor's approval.
Before using nasal azelastine, tell your doctor if you regularly use other drugs that cause drowsiness (such as cold or allergy medicines, narcotic painkillers, sleeping pills, muscle relaxers and medications for seizures, depression or anxiety). These drugs can aggravate drowsiness due to nasal azelastine.
Tell your doctor if you use cimetidine (Tagamet).
Certain medicines should not be used when eating or when eating certain foods because drug interactions can occur. Consuming alcohol or tobacco with certain drugs can also cause interactions to occur. Discuss your use of drugs with food, alcohol, or tobacco with your health care provider.
Other health conditions that you have can affect the use of this drug. Always tell your doctor if you have other health problems, especially kidney disease. Use with care. Side effects can increase due to spending of drugs from the body for longer.
In cases of emergency or overdose, contact your local emergency services provider (119) or immediately to the nearest hospital emergency department.
If you forget one dose of this medicine, use it as soon as possible. But when it is nearing the next dose, skip the missed dose and return to the usual dosage schedule. Do not double the dose.
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