Generic name: azelastine nasal [ a-zel-uh-steen ]
Drug class: Nasal antihistamines and decongestants
Dosage form: nasal spray, metered
Availability: Over the counter
Pregnancy & Lactation: Risk data available
What is Astepro allergy?
Astepro Allergy (for the nose) is an antihistamine that is used to treat sneezing, runny or stuffy nose, itching, and other nasal symptoms of allergies.
Astepro Allergy is for use in adults and children at least 6 years old.
Astepro Allergy may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Follow all directions on the label and package. Use exactly as directed.
How should I use Astepro allergy
Use exactly as directed on the label, or as prescribed by your doctor.
Before your first use, squeeze the bottle 2 or more times away from your face, until a fine mist appears. Repeat this whenever the nasal spray hasn't been used for longer than 3 days.
To use the nasal spray:
With your head upright insert the tip of the bottle into the nostril and press your other nostril closed. Breathe in and gently spray the medicine into your nose. Use in your other nostril if directed.
If the spray gets in your eyes or mouth or on your skin, rinse with water.
Do not blow your nose for a few minutes.
Do not allow a young child to use this medicine 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.Astepro allergy Dosage information (more detail)
Ask a doctor before using Astepro Allergy if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
What happens if I miss a dose?
Use the medicine as soon as you can, but skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next dose. Do not use two doses at one time.
What happens if I overdose?
Using too much Astepro Allergy spray may cause drowsiness.
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222 if anyone has accidentally swallowed the medicine. Swallowing Astepro Allergy could cause serious harm to a child.
What should I avoid while using Astepro allergy?
Avoid getting Astepro Allergy in your eyes.
Avoid driving or hazardous activity until you know how this medicine will affect you. Your reactions could be impaired.
Avoid drinking alcohol.
Astepro allergy side effects
Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Call your doctor at once if you have signs of an ear infection:
ear pain or full feeling;
drainage from the ear;
trouble hearing; or
Common side effects of Astepro Allergy may include:
a bitter taste in your mouth;
mouth or throat pain;
nasal pain or discomfort, nosebleeds;
cold symptoms such as stuffy nose, sneezing, cough, sore throat;
skin itching around your nose.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.See more: Astepro allergy Side Effects
What other drugs will affect Astepro allergy?
Using Astepro Allergy with other drugs that make you drowsy can worsen this effect. Ask your doctor before using opioid medication, a sleeping pill, a muscle relaxer, or medicine for anxiety or seizures.
Other drugs may affect Astepro Allergy, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use.