Astelin Nasal Spray is given to patients who complain of allergy symptoms like runny nose. It is a prescription medication which should not be abused. The generic name of this drug is Azelastine and is a class of medicine commonly taken. One must take necessary precautions when consuming Astelin nasal spray and be wary of their side-effects.   

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Azelastine nasal spray is prescribed for treating conditions like runny nose, sneezing that are observed during allergies. This nasal spray can be used along with other medicines that the doctor may advise. 

How is it adminstered?

Azelastine nasal spray should be used as per the instruction manual that comes with it. The steps of administration of this medicine is like any other nasal spray. 

  1. Shake the bottle of nasal spray so that you can ensure the steady flow.
  2. Hold the nozzle over the nostril that requires it. The other nostril should be shut at this time. 
  3. Repeat the same process for the other nostril to even out the dose. 

Do not use more than is prescribed by the physician.  

Side effects of Azelastine:

The common side effects that are observed when using the nasal spray are mentioned below:

  1. Headache
  2. It makes one sleepy
  3. Nosebleeds
  4. Sore throat
  5. Dry mouth
  6. Weight gain
  7. Difficulty in breathing

If these or any other side-effects persist, it is best to speak to the doctor.  

Dosage of Azelastine:

The dosage that is recommended for patients with seasonal allergies is one or two sprays per nostril twice a day. 


One must not drive or do any heavy-lifting work until they are sure that the Azelastine nasal spray does not affect them negatively. 

This nasal spray should be taken as directed by the doctor. 

It should be kept away from the eyes and other body parts. 

Drug Interactions:

Astelin Spray may interact with other medications. It is important to provide the list of medicines that one takes to the doctor so that they are aware. 

Medicines like Benadryl, Allegra could interact with Azelastine nasal spray. 

The drug interactions vary from person to person and may change the way the Azelastine nasal spray affects a person.  

Astelin 30 ml Ingredients:

Active Ingredient  Inactive Ingredients
Azelastine Hydrochloride Citric acid
Dibasic Sodium phosphate
Benzalkonium Chloride
Purified water

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