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Drug information on Azelast (Azelastine) from Sun Pharmaceuticals Industries Ltd.


Sun Pharmaceuticals Industries Ltd.
Generic : Azelastine

Drug Name : Azelastine

Azelastine(Astelin ) generic Azelast is a selective histamine antagonist, prescribed in treating allergic rhinitis. It blocks the histamine action, which reduces allergy symptoms.
More Info about Azelastine

Dhanalakshmi Chinnuswamy
Further Checked by The Medindia Medical Review Team on February, 2, 2017
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Medical Condition(s) for which Azelast may be prescribed

Side effects of Azelast

  Most Common: Bitter taste, headache, drowsiness, nasal burning, inflammation of pharynx/nose, dry mouth, sneezing, nausea, fatigue, dizziness, nosebleed and increased weight.

  Body as Whole: Allergic reaction, back pain, viral infection, discomfort or uneasiness, pain in extremities, abdominal pain and fever.

  Heart : Flushing, high blood pressure and fast heart rate.

  Skin: Contact dermatitis, inflammation, hair follicle infection, skin infection and skin laceration.

  Gastrointestinal: Constipation, inflammation of stomach/tongue/intestine, ulcer, vomiting, increased SGPT, diarrhea and toothache.

  Metabolic: Increased appetite.

  Musculoskeletal: Muscle/joint pain, jawbone dislocation and joint inflammation.

  Central Nervous System: Hyperactivity and fainting.

  Psychological: Anxiety, depersonalization, depression, nervousness, sleep disorder and abnormal thinking.

  Respiratory: Asthma, coughing, throat burning, inflammation of larynx/bronchus/sinus, dry throat, shortness of breath, nasal congestion, nasal dryness and post nasal drip.

  Eye and ENT: Eye inflammation, eye pain, watery eyes, nasal sore and loss of taste.

  Genitourinary : Presence of albumin in urine, breast pain, absence of menstrual period, blood in urine and increased urinary frequency.

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications)

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

How to use Azelast?

It comes as a nasal spray.

When is Azelast not to be taken? (Contraindications)


Warnings and Precautions for Azelast

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.

Other Precautions for Azelast

Avoid excess dosage.

Storage Conditions for Azelast

Store it at controlled room temperature 20°- 25°C.

♦ Safety Labeling Changes Approved By FDA

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