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Azelastine

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Last Updated: December 14, 2018

Azelastine belongs to a group of drugs known as antihistamines. It works by blocking certain natural substances called histamines that are responsible for nasal symptoms. This medication is used to treat hay fever and nasal symptoms caused by allergy like runny nose, stuffy nose, itching, sneezing and post-nasal drip. Azelastine comes in the form of a spray. This drug can cause drowsiness. It is best not to operate a car or heavy machinery until you know how your body reacts to the medication. Alcohol can add to the drowsiness caused by this drug. A doctor should be informed about all existing health conditions and allergies before using this medication.

Azelastine may cause certain side effects like a bitter taste, tiredness, weight increase, muscle pain and nasal burning. In case such side effects persist, a doctor should be consulted without delay. If accidentally ingested by a child, it may act as poison. A hospital should be informed immediately. Pregnant women, those breast-feeding or planning on becoming pregnant must inform their doctor before starting to use this medicine. Some medicines may interact with Azelastine , but since very little gets absorbed into the blood stream, this risk is relatively low.

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Information given here is based on the salt and content of the medicine. Effect and uses of medicine may vary from person to person. It is advicable to consult a Allergist/Immunologist before using this medicine.

  • Allergic Disorders

  • Is It safe with alcohol?

    No interaction found
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
  • Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
  • Does this affect kidney function?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
  • Does this affect liver function?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
  • Are there any missed dose instructions?

    If you miss a dose of Azelastine (topical), take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

Below is the list of medicines, which contains Azelastine as ingredient

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Azelastine is used in the treatment of hay fever and allergic conjunctivitis. This drug interacts with histamine and works as an antagonist by stopping the secretion of histamine and other agents that lead to allergic reaction.

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