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Is astelin (azelastine) allergy spray addictive or not?

Is astelin (azelastine) allergy spray addictive or not?

No: Astelin nasal spray is not addictive like some other medications. It is a topical antihistamine spray that can provide relief for patients with symptoms of chronic rhinitis, such as sneezing, runny nose, postnasal drip, and nasal congestion. ...Read more

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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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I have seasonal allergies, I take Qnasl. But am still sneezing. Added on azelastine nasal, in which order should I use these meds?

I have seasonal allergies, I take Qnasl. But am still sneezing. Added on azelastine nasal, in which order should I use these meds?

Nasal sprays: These sprays have different mechanisms of action in treating allergic rhinitis and can be used once or twice a day without interactions. However I recommend spacing them out so that an interval of an hour or so transpires before using the other spray. Your pharmacist can be very helpful in instructing you on using these sprays. ...Read more

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Saline nasal allergy spray called asteoto. It's main ingredient is azelastine hcl. Could that show up on my drug test?

Saline nasal allergy spray called asteoto. It's main ingredient is azelastine hcl. Could that show up on my drug test?

No, but sedating: Tons of meds cause false-positive results in drug tests. It depends on the actual testing reagents. Here's just one ex: http://www. Pharmacologyweekly. Com/articles/drug-classes-cause-false-positive-urine-drug-screen. Be honest reporting all meds, even if they won't show. Your antihistamine drops are considered sedating, so may be prohibited if you are a pilot/ATC. Consider montelukast. Works well. ...Read more

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Will azelastine nasal spray for allergies prevent or affect ovulation? Currently prescribed it for my bad allergies and currently trying to conceive

Will azelastine nasal spray for allergies prevent or affect ovulation? Currently prescribed it for my bad allergies and currently trying to conceive

Won't affect: Ovulation, but if you conceive, better use it with caution, it's category C, meaning animal studies showed risk to fetus but no human studies available, other nasal sprays are safer with pregnancy as budesonide, ask your doctor about, wish you luck ...Read more

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Can allergies cause elevated WBC of 12? It's been a rough season. On zyrtec singulair astelin nasonex (mometasone) and ativan for anxiety.

Can allergies cause elevated WBC of 12? It's been a rough season. On zyrtec singulair astelin nasonex (mometasone) and ativan for anxiety.

Yes: The most common cause is fighting an infection, but inflammation, stress and other causes are possible. Here's a good article. Best wishes! Http://www. Livestrong. Com/article/100754-causes-elevated-white-blood-count/
Take care of yourself. ...Read more

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My allergies is keeping me stuffed up with a bad cough my doc gave me astelin nose spray and I take zyrtec (cetirizine) my chest has never been this bad.

My allergies is keeping me stuffed up with a bad cough my doc gave me astelin nose spray and I take zyrtec (cetirizine) my chest has never been this bad.

It's tree season: Welcome to a bad tree allergy season! Consider seeing a board certified allergist for appropriate evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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I have severe allergies was perscribed astelin nose spray & eye drops zyrtec (cetirizine) ventolin inhaler duo neb its not that effective add anything?

I have severe allergies was perscribed astelin nose spray & eye drops zyrtec (cetirizine) ventolin inhaler duo neb its not that effective add anything?

Allergy asthma meds: It sounds like you have severe allergies and some asthma. OTC sprays Nasacort and Flonase help nasal symptoms but take a few days to kick in. Singulair (montelukast) is a prescription pill that can help with nasal or chest symptoms. Steroid inhalers are important for asthma (e.g. Qvar, Flovent). If allergies are severe, see an allergist and get skin tests. Allergy shots are better than meds for long term. ...Read more

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Which is stronger: astelin (azelastine) or patanase?

Which is stronger: astelin (azelastine) or patanase?

Have to try: Both are antihistamine nasal sprays, and both are effective. However, many people find that one works better than the other for them. The only way to tell which works best for you is to try each one for a month and compare. ...Read more

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Can I take loratadine before taking azelastine and flonase?

Can I take loratadine before taking azelastine and flonase?

Unnecessary.: Azelastine is an antihistamine, just like Loratidine. So I don't think you'd need the both. The two nasal sprays should be sufficient to control your symptoms. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: astelin (azelastine)?

Please describe the medication: astelin (azelastine)?

Nasal Allergy Spray: Astelin (azelastine nasal) is indicated for treatment of seasonal allergies (allergic rhinitis) as a nasal spray, twice/day. It helps with treatment of post nasal drip. It is non-habit forming and approved for long term use. It is in most insurance plan's formulary and I commonly use it for treatment of allergies, congestion and cough. ...Read more

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What are azelastine and fluticasone?

What are azelastine and fluticasone?

Nasal sprays: Azelastine- a nasal antihistamine spray. This is like claritin/fexofenadine and should not make one sleepy

fluticasone- a nasal steroid spray. This is usually intended to decrease the symptoms of nasal allergies.

While the main indications for both relate to nasal congestion related to allergies, sometimes docs give them for things like ear dysfunction. ...Read more

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Will azelastine flush out my sinuses?

Will azelastine flush out my sinuses?

Nasal antihistamine: No, that medication is not meant to flush out of the sinuses. It is used to treat allergies and is sprayed onto the nasal mucosa which limits running nose, sneezing, and congestion. If you want to flush out your nose and sinuses, use nasal saline, Neto Pot or a commercial rinse kit. ...Read more

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Can you take nasonex (mometasone) and azelastine safely?

Can you take nasonex (mometasone) and azelastine safely?

Yes: Nasonex (mometasone) is a topical nasal steroid and azelastine is an antihistamine and as a matter of fact, there is now a topical nasal spray that possesses both of these types of medications in a single nasal spray. It is therefore safe to take these together particularly if you have allergic rhinitis. ...Read more

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What are some of astelin's side effects and should I use it even though I just got a cold?

What are some of astelin's side effects and should I use it even though I just got a cold?

Depends on what…: …symptoms you're treating. Astelin is an antihistamine used for seasonal allergic rhinitis & for vasomotor rhinitis. Side effects may include drowsiness, nasal irritation, sneezing, headache, nausea, fatigue, nosebleed, & more. Oral non-sedating antihistamines may control your symptoms just as well. ...Read more

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What are the differences between patanase and astelin (azelastine)? Is one considered more effective than another?

Similar: They are similar medications, both being nasal antihistamine sprays. Both are used twice daily, so there really is no advantage of one over the other. A lot of times, it just depends on the individual which one works better. My advice if you haven't tried either one: pick whichever one is cheaper and try it first! ...Read more

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Can Azelastine drops cause eyes to dilate? I have had problems with this before with different drops and just want to make sure before I try these...

Can Azelastine drops cause eyes to dilate? I have had problems with this before with different drops and just want to make sure before I try these...

Possible sideeffects: Azelastine may cause many side effects including eye burning or stinging, bitter taste, headaches, bitter taste, blurred vision, eye pain, excessive tiredness, sore throat and difficulty breathing. Other side effects are also possible. If you have any persistent and serious side effects you should call a doctor or go to a clinic immediately when using these drops. ...Read more

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Has anyone used astelin nasal spray?

Has anyone used astelin nasal spray?

Yes: I prescribe it to my patients quite often. I recommend it for patients that have allergic rhinitis and/or nasal congestion - often in conjunction with a nasal steroid spray. Together, they can work quite well for nasal symptoms of rhinitis. ...Read more

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Is azelastine addictive?

Is azelastine addictive?

Azalastine: Its a nasal spray
One can and, not only to this nasal spray
but other sprays as well want to have every night ...Read more

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Is there a cheaper substitute/alternative to Astelin (azelastine)? Even with my insurance coverage, Astelin (azelastine) costs $60/bottle which lasts about a month.

Is there a cheaper substitute/alternative to Astelin (azelastine)? Even with my insurance coverage, Astelin (azelastine) costs $60/bottle which lasts about a month.

Cheaper substititue: Have you tried OTC Neti Pot Normal Saline nasal rinse, or oral antihistamine like Allegra, Claritin and Zyrtec? Flonase inhaler is cheaper, but it is steroid and may takes 1-2 weeks to get maximum effect. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about post nasal drip and azelastine and fluticasone?

See Below: Post nasal drip is most often caused by allergies, although there is a syndrome called non-allergic rhinitis that can sometimes cause it. Flonase treats allergic inflammation which will reduce stuffiness and drainage. Azelastine will treat drainage, sneezing, itching, and it treats the non-allergic rhinitis if it's there as well. ...Read more

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Chronic rhinitis for 2 years. Tried everything. Worst symptom = thick mucus PND. Would Azelastine spray be worth a go? How long to test it for?

Chronic rhinitis for 2 years. Tried everything. Worst symptom = thick mucus PND. Would Azelastine spray be worth a go? How long to test it for?

Certainly: It is worth trying and you may also consider adding a nasal steroid to it at the same time as well. It should start working in 15 minutes but may take several days to provide optimal results. Do note that reflux can at times lead to a sensation of PND. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take astelin (azelastine) pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take astelin (azelastine) pregnant or breastfeeding?

Yes: It is a pregnancy category b drug, meaning generally considered safe in pregnancy. However, it is listed as possibly unsafe for lactation. ...Read more

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What is the most effective, treatment for non-allergic rhinitis (NANIPER, more specifically), as of 2017? Astelin and Patanese didn't help much.

What is the most effective, treatment for non-allergic rhinitis (NANIPER, more specifically), as of 2017? Astelin and Patanese didn't help much.

Combination: Try a combination of nasal steroid and Astelin. Another question I have is whether your symptoms are seasonal since some people may actually have locally produced IgE to specific allergens in the absence of positive skin or blood tests (especially in the elderly). If your symptoms are primarily a runny nose. an anticholinergic agent may be more effective. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Seibert
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Azelastine (Definition)

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Astelin (Definition)

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