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Azelastine
Astelin (Azelastine), is a histamine blocker recommended as a very first line therapy of moderate periodic, moderate/severe intermittent and mild relentless rhinitis. Astelin (Azelastine) has been formulated both as a nasal spray and as eye drops. Like numerous other antihistamines, it blocks histamines from causing allergies in the patient's body. This drug is applied straight on the areas affected by allergic reactions, permitting fast relief. Astelin prevents sneezing, itching, runny nose, and other nasal signs of allergies. Astelin (Azelastine) is for seasonal allergic reactions in kids and grownups who are at least two years of ages, and for year-round allergic reactions in grownups and children as young as six months old.Astelin (Azelastine) is safe and well tolerated in both adults and kids with allergic rhinitis. But just like any other medicine it may trigger side effects. Common negative effects are a bitter taste in the mouth, drowsiness, a burning feeling inside the nose, nose bleeds, sneezing fits, cough, runny nose, queasiness, muscle aches, dry mouth, headache, weight gain, and red eyes. Inform your doctor or pharmacist promptly if any of these effects last or become worse.

How to order Astelin (Azelastine)
When you decide to purchase Astelin, you need to discuss this fact with a doctor. Any self-medication combined with inappropriate medication can hurt you significantly.

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Uses

Use azelastine just twice a day for adults and adolescents 12 and older, 1 or 2 sprays per nostril,

How to take

Clear your nose - Clear your nostrils by blowing your nose.
Look down - Tilt your head down to keep the medicine from going down into your throat.
Sniff gently - Spray once per nostril. Sniff gently. Spray once per nostril again.* Do not spray into your eyes.

Side effects

Side effects of azelastine are generally mild. Most common side effects reported with use of azelastine are bitter taste, headache, nasal inflammation or burning, and drowsiness.

Precautions


Some medical conditions may interact with azelastine spray. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:
if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances
Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with azelastine spray. Because little, if any, of Azelastine Spray is absorbed into the blood, the risk of it interacting with another medicine is low.
Ask your health care provider if Azelastine Spray may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.

Drug interactions

If Azelastine is taken with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. It is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Azelastine with the following:

Alcohol
Drugs that slow the nervous system, including codeine, phenobarbital, and Restoril
Cimetidine (Tagamet)
Ketoconazole (Nizoral)
Other antihistamines such as Benadryl and Claritin

Missed dose

If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not "double-up" the dose to catch up.

Storage

Store at controlled room temperature between 68 and 77 degrees F (20-25 degrees C) away from sunlight and moisture. Protect from freezing. Keep the bottle upright with the pump tightly closed.