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Dr. Austina Cho
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Azelastine (Overview)

Azelastine is a nasal preparation which is a kind of ears, nose, throat agents.


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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

Dr. Austina Cho
44 doctors shared insights

Azelastine (Overview)

Azelastine is a nasal preparation which is a kind of ears, nose, throat agents.


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The dr. Prescribed azelastine and fluticasone nasal sprays. 1. Can I use both at the same time? 2. If not, how long do I wait between each?

The dr. Prescribed azelastine and fluticasone nasal sprays.  1. Can I use both  at the same time?  2. If not, how long do I wait between each?

Yes!: I generally use the Astelin (azelastine) first, as it is a decongestant. Inhale gently, it tastes yucky, but works well! then do the fluticasone at night or a couple minutes after the astelin (azelastine). ...Read more

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Is azelastine and fluticasone effective for post nasal drip?

Is azelastine and fluticasone effective for post nasal drip?

Probably: If the post nasal drip is caused by allergy, this is a very effective combination. However, it is most likely caused by some degree of chronic sinusitis; if mild, the meds will work, but if you have severe chronic sinusitis, they may not. This combination is a very reasonable place to start, but be sure to followup with your doctor if it's not helping within 2-4 weeks. ...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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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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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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Can you use astelin (azelastine) daily? Does it cause rebound congestion?

Can you use astelin (azelastine) daily? Does it cause rebound congestion?

Yes, and NO: Yes you can use Astelin daily, and no it does not cause rebound congestion, or rhinitis medicamentosa. Unlike steroid nasal sprays, you don't have to use it daily to see an effect. It works best using twice per day. ...Read more

Dr. James Dukelow
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Astelin (Definition)

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