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Medicine For Astelin Allergy
Thick mucus drainage over a year. Age 73. Tried allergies medicine & nasal spray, nothing has worked. Will azelastine stop drainage.?
Might: Also saline nasal one irritations if done right!!! ...Read more
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
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
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
Will azelastine nasal spray for allergies prevent or affect ovulation? Currently prescribed it for my bad allergies and currently trying to conceive
Can allergies cause elevated WBC of 12? It's been a rough season. On zyrtec singulair astelin nasonex (mometasone) and ativan for anxiety.
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
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
See below: I believe they are the same thing ...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 more
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
Yes: Should be effectiveGet a more detailed answer ›
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
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...
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
Is there a cheaper substitute/alternative to Astelin (azelastine)? Even with my insurance coverage, Astelin (azelastine) costs $60/bottle which lasts about a month.
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
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?
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