Astelin (Azelastine) provides relief from bothersome nasal symptoms such as congestion, itchy/runny nose, sneezing and postnasal drip due to seasonal allergens or environmental irritants. Azelastine is steroid-free, does not contain pseudoephedrine, and relieves your symptoms by blocking the effects of histamine - the primary cause of allergy symptoms.
Look down - Tilt your head down to keep the medicine from going down into your throat.
Sniff gently - Spray once per nostril. Sniff gently. Spray once per nostril again.* Do not spray into your eyes.
Some medical conditions may interact with azelastine spray. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:
if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances
Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with azelastine spray. Because little, if any, of Azelastine Spray is absorbed into the blood, the risk of it interacting with another medicine is low.
Ask your health care provider if Azelastine Spray may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.
Drugs that slow the nervous system, including codeine, phenobarbital, and Restoril
Other antihistamines such as Benadryl and Claritin