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Is astelin (azelastine) allergy spray addictive or not?
5 doctors weighed in

Dr. Neil Baman
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
3 doctors agree
In brief: No
Astelin nasal spray is not addictive like some other medications.
It is a topical antihistamine spray that can provide relief for patients with symptoms of chronic rhinitis, such as sneezing, runny nose, postnasal drip, and nasal congestion.

In brief: No
Astelin nasal spray is not addictive like some other medications.
It is a topical antihistamine spray that can provide relief for patients with symptoms of chronic rhinitis, such as sneezing, runny nose, postnasal drip, and nasal congestion.
Dr. Neil Baman
Dr. Neil Baman
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Dr. Alyson Simpson
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
2 doctors agree
In brief: No
Astelin is an antihistamine nasal spray that works within 1-2 days to provide symptom relief of nasal congestion, post nasal drip, and sneeze.
It is not a decongestant like afrin and will not cause worsening of nasal symptoms when stopped. I have found it helpful for both allergic and non-allergic causes of nasal inflammation. Unlike a nasal steroid, you can use it as needed.

In brief: No
Astelin is an antihistamine nasal spray that works within 1-2 days to provide symptom relief of nasal congestion, post nasal drip, and sneeze.
It is not a decongestant like afrin and will not cause worsening of nasal symptoms when stopped. I have found it helpful for both allergic and non-allergic causes of nasal inflammation. Unlike a nasal steroid, you can use it as needed.
Dr. Alyson Simpson
Dr. Alyson Simpson
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Dr. Robert Ramirez
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
In brief: No
It does not provoke a physiological addiction like narcotics for example.

In brief: No
It does not provoke a physiological addiction like narcotics for example.
Dr. Robert Ramirez
Dr. Robert Ramirez
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