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Azelastine Metered Dose Nasal Spray (AZELASTINE SPRAY - NASAL)

This medicine is used for the following purposes:

  • allergy symptoms
  • inflammation

Brand Name(s): Astelin, Astepro

Generic Name: Azelastine HCl

Instructions

Keep the medicine at room temperature. Avoid heat and direct light.

This medicine is for use in the nose. Avoid getting the medicine into the eyes or mouth. Rinse the eyes with water if the medicine is sprayed into the eyes.

If you forget to take a dose on time, take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, do not take the missed dose. Return to your normal schedule. Do not take 2 doses at one time.

Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all your medicines. Include prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal medicines.

Do not share this medicine with anyone who has not been prescribed this medicine.

Cautions

Tell your doctor and pharmacist if you ever had an allergic reaction to a medicine.

Do not use the medication any more than instructed.

Please check with your doctor before drinking alcohol while on this medicine.

Tell the doctor or pharmacist if you are pregnant, planning to be pregnant, or breastfeeding.

Side Effects

The following is a list of some common side effects from this medicine. Please speak with your doctor about what you should do if you experience these or other side effects.

  • burning or stinging
  • drowsiness or sedation
  • dry mouth
  • nosebleeds
  • lack of energy and tiredness
  • headaches
  • irritation inside the nose
  • runny nose
  • sneezing
  • changes in taste or unpleasant taste

A few people may have an allergic reaction to this medicine. Symptoms can include difficulty breathing, skin rash, itching, swelling, or severe dizziness. If you notice any of these symptoms, seek medical help quickly.

Please speak with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist if you have any questions about this medicine.

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