Astelin Nasal Spray (Azelastine)

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Astelin Nasal Spray 137mcg

Product of United Kingdom
Manufactured by: Meda Pharma
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Astelin is also marketed as Rhinolast
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Azelastine Nasal Spray 137mcg

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Manufactured by: German Remedies
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Astelin (Azelastine) Product Information

Astelin is an antihistamine medication used to treat seasonal allergies or rhinitis. It helps relieve symptoms such as watery and itchy eyes, also runny and itchy nose. When your body produces too much histamine, it can lead to episodes of sneezing, runny eyes and nose or itching.

Order Astelin Nasal Spray and Azelastine Online

Astelin Nasal Spray is also marketed as Rhinolast in the United Kingdom. It is made by Meda Pharmaceuticals. We carry it in 137 mcg strength starting at $45.00 USD, but there is also a generic option, called Azelastine, that starts at $30.00 USD.

The brand medication is shipped from the UK, and would take approximately 7-10 business days in shipping time to the states, while the generic would take an estimated 10-18 business days in transit. All of our dispensing pharmacy's are licensed and certified.

To get started you will need to set up an account which can be done on the website, or by calling and speaking to a customer service representative. If you are helping a family member or friend, please provide their details and not your own, as the account  and order will need to match what is on the prescription. You can call us toll free at 1-855-776-0079 or chat with us if you need assistance.

 

Astelin Nasal Spray (Azelastine) Medication Information

Uses

Astelin Nasal Spray is an H1-receptor antagonist indicated for the treatment of the symptoms of seasonal allergic rhinitis in adults and pediatric patients 5 years and older and for the treatment of the symptoms of vasomotor rhinitis in adults and adolescent patients 12 years and older

Dosage

This product is available in 137 mcg, which provides 0.137 mL of azelastine hydrochloride in each spray.

Side Effects

The most common side effects of Astelin Nasal Spray include:

  • Bitter taste
  • Headache
  • Somnolence
  • Dysesthesia
  • Rhinitis
  • Nasal burning
  • Pharyngitis
  • Epistaxis
  • Sinusitis
  • Paroxysmal sneezing
  • Nausea
  • Dry mouth
  • Fatigue
  • Dizziness
  • Weight increase 

Speak with your doctor or pharmacist for a full list of side effects that applies to you.

Precautions

Somnolence can occur, avoid engaging in hazardous occupations requiring complete mental alertness such as driving or operating machinery when taking Astelin Nasal Spray. 

Avoid concurrent use with Astelin Nasal Spray and alcohol or other CNS depressants because further decreased alertness and impairment of CNS performance may occur.

Interactions

Some of the common drug interactions with Astelin:

  • Alcohol
  • CNS depressants

For a more complete list speak with your doctor or pharmacist 

Storage

Store at controlled room temperature (68º–77ºF). Protect from freezing. 

Pharmacist Tips

  • Prime the pump before initial use and when Astelin Nasal Spray has not been used for 3 or more days.
  • Avoid spraying Astelin Nasal Spray into their eyes.

Astelin Nasal Spray FAQs

How do I use this product?

Administer Astelin Nasal Spray by the intranasal route only. 

Priming: Prime Astelin Nasal Spray before initial use by releasing 4 sprays or until a fine mist appears. When Astelin Nasal Spray has not been used for 3 or more days, reprime with 2 sprays or until a fine mist appears. 

Avoid spraying Astelin Nasal Spray into the eyes.

 

Can I take this if I am pregnant?

There are no adequate and well-controlled clinical studies in pregnant women. Astelin Nasal Spray should be used during pregnancy only if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to the fetus.

 

Can I take this while breastfeeding?

It is not known whether azelastine hydrochloride is excreted in human milk. Because many drugs are excreted in human milk, caution should be exercised when Astelin Nasal Spray is administered to a nursing woman.

 

How do I clean the bottle?

Soak only the spray pump unit in warm water. Squirt the spray unit several times while holding it under water. Use the pumping action to clear the opening in the tip. Let the spray pump unit air dry. Make sure it is dry before you put it back onto the bottle.

 

What are the ingredients in Astelin?

Active ingredient: azelastine hydrochloride Inactive ingredients: benzalkonium chloride, edetate disodium, hypromellose, citric acid, dibasic sodium phosphate, sodium chloride, and purified water.

 

What is Astelin used for?

It is indicated for the treatment of the symptoms of seasonal allergic rhinitis in adults and pediatric patients.

 

Related Drugs

Reference:

Astelin {package insert}. Somerset, NJ: MEDA Pharmaceuticals; 2014.

https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2014/020114s026lbl.pdf

PharmD Medical Writer

Author: Dr. Larisa Roybal, PharmD

Dr. Roybal is a board-certified pharmacotherapy specialist who has practiced in both ambulatory and acute care settings. Her pharmacy interests include oncology and general inpatient pharmacy.

The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.

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