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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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Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...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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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 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?

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

Dr. Bernard Seif
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