How to Take Azelastine and Dose of Azelastine


Find out how to take Azelastine (drug) and its dose. Describes the best time to take the drug and precautions if any that should be followed.

How to take Azelastine


How it should be taken  

It comes as a nasal spray.

Dosage & When it is to be taken

Adult: The recommended dose is two sprays per nostril twice daily.
Child: The recommended dose is one spray per nostril twice daily.

When it is not to be taken (Contraindications) 

Hypersensitivity.

Why it is prescribed (Indications)  

This medication is a selective histamine antagonist, prescribed in treating allergic rhinitis. It blocks the histamine action, which reduces allergy symptoms.

Pregnancy Category

Category C : Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.

Warnings and Precautions  

It may cause dizziness or drowsiness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
Avoid alcoholic beverages.
Caution needed for pregnant and breastfeeding women.

Storage Conditions  

Store it at controlled room temperature 20- 25C.

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