Azelastine belongs to a group of medicines called antihistamines. 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. What makes Azelastine unique is that it is a steroid-free antihistamine nasal spray that provides symptom relief whether the trigger is an allergen (grass, trees, pollen, mold, etc.), an irritant (cigarette smoke, perfume, cleaning agents, car exhaust, cold air, etc.), or both. Azelastine is also know as Azelastine, Arzep, Rhinolast, Alerdual, Allergodil, Rinalin. Generic name of Azelastine is Azelastine.
Use Azelastine nasal spray exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Follow all directions on your prescription label and read all medication guides or instruction sheets.
Read and carefully follow any Instructions for Use provided with your medicine. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you do not understand these instructions.
Before you use Azelastine Nasal Spray for the first time, you will need to prime the bottle.
Remove the blue dust cover over the tip of the pump and the blue safety clip just under the "shoulders" of the pump.
Hold the bottle upright with 2 fingers on the shoulders of the spray pump unit and put your thumb on the bottom of the bottle. Press upward with your thumb and release for the pumping action. Repeat this until you see a fine mist To get a fine mist you must pump the spray fast and use firm pressure against the bottom of the bottle. If you see a stream of liquid, the pump is not working correctly and you may have nasal discomfort This should happen in 4 sprays or less.
Now your pump is primed and ready to use.
Using your Azelastine Nasal Spray.
Blow your nose to clear your nostrils. Keep your head tilted downward toward your toes. Place the spray tip about ¼ inch to ½ inch into 1 nostril. Hold bottle upright and aim the spray tip toward the back of your nose Close your other nostril with a finger. Press the pump 1 time and sniff gently at the same time, keeping your head tilted forward and down Repeat in your other nostril If your healthcare provider tells you to use 2 sprays in each nostril, repeat Steps 2 through 4 above for the second spray in each nostril Breathe in gently, and do not tilt your head back after using Azelastine Nasal Spray. This will help to keep the medicine from going into your throat When you finish using your Azelastine Nasal Spray, wipe the spray tip with a clean tissue or cloth. Put the safety clip and dust cover back on the bottle.
Avoid getting this medicine in your eyes or mouth.
Do not allow a young child to use Azelastine without help from an adult.
Call your doctor if your symptoms do not improve, or if they get worse.
Store this medicine in an upright position at room temperature. Do not freeze.
Throw away the medicine after you have used 200 sprays, even if there is still medicine left in the bottle.
Detailed Azelastine dosage information
An overdose of azelastine nasal is not expected to be dangerous. Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222 if anyone has accidentally swallowed the medication.
Store at a room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F) away from moisture and sunlight. Keep in a tightly closed container. Throw away the after the expiration date. Keep out of the reach of children.