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Azelastine (Generic Astelin)
What is Azelastine?
Azelastine is an antihistamine that is available as a nasal spray or as eye drops. It works by blocking the effects of histamine, a substance in the body that causes allergy symptoms. This medication provides relief from the symptoms of seasonal allergies and certain other conditions.
What is Azelastine used to treat?
Azelastine is primarily used to treat symptoms of seasonal allergic rhinitis such as a runny nose, sneezing, itching, and watery eyes in adults and children who are at least 5 years old. And when used as eye drops, it treats itchy or red eyes caused by allergies.
What are the common side effects of Azelastine?
The most common side effects of Azelastine include a bitter taste in the mouth, headache, drowsiness, or a burning or stinging inside the nose. More serious side effects are rare, but patients should contact a healthcare professional if they experience severe nosebleeds, eye pain, blurred vision, or any trouble breathing.
For more detailed information about Azelastine, you can refer to the following sources:
- Astelin prescription label, Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
- Azelastine, Drugs.com.
- Azelastine, MedlinePlus.
The content on this page has been medically reviewed for accuracy and comprehensiveness by Amy Dougherty, FNP-BC, AGAC
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Frequently asked questions
What to avoid while taking Azelastine?
While taking Azelastine you should avoid the following:
- Alcohol – Drinking alcohol can increase the sedative effects of azelastine, leading to increased drowsiness or dizziness.
- Other Central Nervous System Depressants -These can also enhance the sedative effects of azelastine and should be avoided.
- Other Antihistamines – Using Azelastine with other antihistamines may increase the risks of side effecs.
Also, when taking Azelastine, you should not drive or operate machinery until you know how the medication will affect you as it may cause drowsiness or dizziness.
The mentioned things above are just some examples of things you should avoid. Make sure to talk with your doctor about other activities and substances that should be avoided while taking Azelastine.
What is the most common side effect of Azelastine?
The most common side effect of Azelastine is a bitter taste in the mouth. Other common side effects include:
- Burning or stinging inside the nose
- Drowsiness or fatigue
- Dry mouth
When used as eye drops, common side effects may also include temporary blurred vision, stinging, or burning in the eyes.
There also may be other side effects that are not listed here, so it is important to contact your doctor if you experience any unusual or severe symptoms. Make sure to speak with your healthcare professional about all the possible side effects of using Azelastine.
How long does it take for Azelastine to work?
Azelastine typically starts working very quickly after administration. When used as a nasal spray Azelastine can provide relief from allergic symptoms within 15 minutes with the maximum effect occurring within a few hours. When used as an eye drops it also starts working within minutes.
Do you need a prescription for Azelastine?
Yes, Azelastine is a prescription medication and should be used under the supervision of a healthcare provider. At DrHouse, our licensed professionals can assess your needs and provide a prescription if it is appropriate for your condition.
Can you get an Azelastine prescription online?
Absolutely! DrHouse enables you to get an Azelastine prescription online. Our qualified healthcare professionals are available to evaluate your condition and provide a prescription as needed, ensuring you receive timely and convenient care.
How can you get an Azelastine prescription online?
With DrHouse, getting an Azelastine prescription online is simple. After setting up a virtual consultation through our app, one of our healthcare providers will evaluate your condition. If Azelastine is suitable for you, they can provide an online prescription.
Can you buy Azelastine over-the-counter (OTC)?
No, Azelastine is not available over-the-counter. As a prescription medication, it requires the oversight of a healthcare provider, which you can access conveniently through DrHouse.
Is it legal to prescribe medicine online?
Yes, it is absolutely legal to prescribe medicine online. At DrHouse, we operate within all relevant legal and regulatory frameworks to ensure safe, secure, and legal online prescriptions for our patients.
What is DrHouse's prescription refill policy?
Our clinicians are able to prescribe up to a 90-day prescription for any previously prescribed medications, that are not classified as controlled substances. They use their medical judgment to determine whether to prescribe and the duration.
In certain cases, the prescription may be limited to 30 days. There also may be a 12-month cap for some prescriptions. For medications requiring annual monitoring (such as blood work or imaging), the maximum prescription limit is 90 days within a year.
How long does it take to get a prescription for Azelastine?
At DrHouse you can see an online doctor within 15 minutes and receive your prescription. From there, you have the option to either have the prescription sent to your pharmacy of choice or have the meds delivered directly to your door.
What other medications are available for treating allergies or allergy symptoms?
Other than Azelastine there are many different medications available for treating allergies, including:
- Cetirizine (Zyrtec)
- Desloratadine (Clarinex)
- Loratadine (Claritin)
- Montelukast (Singulair)
- Olopatadine (Patanese, Pazeo)
- Fexofenadine (Allegra)
- Diphenhydramine (Benadryl)
- Levocetirizine (Xyzal)
- Fluticasone propionate (Flonase)
- Mometasone (Nasonex)
- Budesonide (Rhinocort)
- Triamcinolone acetonide (Nasacort)
- Ciclesonide (Omnaris, Zetonna)
- Beclomethasone (Beconase, Qnasl)
- Zafirlukast (Accolate)
- Zileuton (Zyflo)