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Astelin Side Effects
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there a cheaper substitute/alternative to Astelin (azelastine)? Even with my insurance coverage, Astelin (azelastine) costs $60/bottle which lasts about a month.
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
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
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 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
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