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Rhinitis/rhinorrhea (intranasal products)
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Drug Name:

ASTELIN Rx

Generic Name and Formulations:
Azelastine HCl 137mcg/spray; aqueous nasal spray; contains benzalkonium chloride.

Company:
Meda Pharmaceuticals

Therapeutic Use:

Indications for ASTELIN:

Seasonal allergic rhinitis. Vasomotor rhinitis.

Adult:

2 sprays in each nostril twice daily.

Children:

Seasonal allergic rhinitis: <5yrs: not recommended; 5–11yrs: 1 spray in each nostril twice daily. Vasomotor rhinitis: not recommended.

Warnings/Precautions:

Avoid eyes. Pregnancy (Cat.C). Nursing mothers.

Interactions:

Potentiates CNS depression with alcohol, other CNS depressants. Caution with other antihistamines.

Pharmacological Class:

Antihistamine.

Adverse Reactions:

Bitter taste, headache, somnolence, dysesthesia, nasal burning, pharyngitis, dry mouth, paroxysmal sneezing, nausea, rhinitis, fatigue, dizziness, epistaxis, weight increase, myalgia. Children: also conjunctivitis, cough, asthma.

Generic Availability:

YES

How Supplied:

Ready-Spray—30mL (200 sprays)

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