Azelastine is available in the form of a nasal spray used for relieving the symptoms of seasonal allergies in children and adults. Besides this, it is known to relieve the symptoms of environmental irritants like odors, perfumes, smoke, chemicals and exhaust fumes. Some of the symptoms to which it gives relief include watery eyes, runny or stuffy nose, postnasal drip and sneezing. The most common form in which it is available is 30ml spray bottle. Apart from that, the drug might be prescribed for other purpose not mentioned here.
The most active ingredient in the drug is azelastine. It is an antihistamine spray and generally works by blocking the histamine produced in the body. These histamines are the main cause of allergic symptoms. As soon as the histamines are blocked, symptoms like itchy and runny nose, sneezing is reduced. These symptoms might make you drained. Thus, it is essential that you take the correct dosage as recommended by the doctor. The medicine will work efficiently and give relieve to the symptoms at the earliest.
For adults, the usual dosage is 1 to 2 sprays in both nostrils. It should be used twice daily or as recommended by the doctor. Do not take extra or lesser dose than the one instructed by the doctor.
You should use the spray in a correct way by gently blowing and clearing your nose. Once you have used the spray, wipe the tip of the bottle with a tissue.
In the course of time, if the symptoms for not clear or they continue to worsen, report the doctor immediately.
If you skip any dose, take it as soon as you remember. However, if you remember it close to the next dose, it is better to avoid the missed dose.
Like any other medicine, some of the side effects of this medicine will include tightness in chest, shortness of breath, bitter taste in mouth, headache, irregular heartbeats, nausea, dry mouth or throat, drowsiness and many more. If these symptoms take a severe turn, report your doctor.
Do not forget to read the label of the medicine and follow the advice of the doctor. Apart from that, there are some other precautions to remember:
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