Azelastine (Generic Astelin)
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Azelastine is an antihistamine drug that responds to allergies, available as Astepro and Astelin as their trade names. It reduces the manifestations of histamine like sneezing, itching, watery eyes, and running nose. Azelastine also reduced nasal congestion and associated symptoms that may not necessarily be associated with any allergy.
Azelastine blocks the effects of histamine and is chemically different from other antihistamines as it is used only as a nasal inhaler for the treatment of symptoms of seasonal allergic rhinitis, such as the runny nose, sneezing, and nasal itching in adults and children 12 years of age and older.
The ideal dosage for Azelastine is to spray in each nostril twice a day. Precautions should be taken that the droplets do not spill in the eyes or mouth and it should be kept out of reach of children.
Bitter taste in the mouth, tiredness, dizziness, headache, nasal irritation, and or dry mouth. Azelastine is not recommended in fever, respiratory infections, asthmatic individuals, and those allergic to droplets.
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