AZELASTINE NASAL SPRAYS - Watsons Health

AZELASTINE NASAL SPRAYS

Azelastine is an antihistamine nasal spray that works by reducing the symptoms brought by the natural substance histamine to our body such as watery eyes, runny nose and sneezing.

This medication is used to treat nasal symptoms caused by allergies or other conditions. Symptoms may include runny, itchy or stuffy nose and sneezing.

Do not use this medication if you are allergic to any content of this spray.

Common side effects may include:

  • A Bitter Taste in the Mouth
  • Drowsiness
  • A Burning Feeling Inside the Nose
  • Sneezing Fits
  • Cough
  • Nose Bleeds
  • Runny Nose
  • Nausea
  • Dry Mouth
  • Headache
  • Weight Gain
  • Muscle Aches
  • Red Eyes

Notify your doctor promptly if any of these symptoms persist or worsen.

Your doctor may have prescribed this medication because he or she judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects.

A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare.  Symptoms may include rash, itching or swelling, severe dizziness, trouble breathing. If you notice any of these, seek immediate medical attention.

Precautions

Before taking this drug, tell your doctor or pharmacist:

  • If you are allergic to Azelastine or if you have any other allergies.
  • If you are taking prescription and nonprescription medications, especially other cold and allergy products, antihistamines, and vitamins.
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • If you are having surgery, including dental surgery.

 

Interactions

Drug interactions may either lessen the effectiveness of this drug or heighten the risk for severe side effects. It’s important to inform your doctor all the medication including prescription and non-prescription and herbal medicines you are taking or going to take.

Call emergency hotline if someone has overdosed and has serious symptoms such as passing out or trouble breathing.

Available brand/s:

  • Azela
  • Azelone

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