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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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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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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

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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 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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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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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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