Drug: azelastine

The most common side effect noted with azelastine is a bitter taste that develops in 1 of 5 persons using it. Tiredness occurs in 1 of 9. Weight gain has been reported in 1 of 50 and muscle pain in 1 of 75. Other reported side effects include:
  • headache,
  • nasal irritation,
  • sore throat,
  • dry mouth, and
  • sneezing.

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yes

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Nasal spray: 137 mcg per spray.

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The nasal spray should be stored at room temperature, between 15 C and 30 C (59 F - 86 F).

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Azelastine generally is used as 2 sprays in each nostril twice daily.

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Abnormalities in bones of the skeleton have been noted in animals receiving more than 240 times the human dose of azelastine. There are no adequate studies in pregnant women. Azelastine should be used during pregnancy only if the physician feels that the benefit justifies the potential risk to the fetus.

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It is not known whether azelastine is excreted in human milk. Because many drugs are excreted in human milk, caution should be exercised when azelastine is used by a nursing woman. Medically reviewed by Eni Williams, PharmDReference: FDA Prescribing Information

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