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- What is azelastine, and how does it work (mechanism of action)?
- What brand names are available for azelastine?
- Is azelastine available as a generic drug?
- Do I need a prescription for azelastine?
- What are the side effects of azelastine?
- What is the dosage for azelastine?
- Which drugs or supplements interact with azelastine?
- Is azelastine safe to take if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding?
- What else should I know about azelastine?
What is azelastine, and how does it work (mechanism of action)?
Azelastine is an antihistamine, a chemical that blocks the effects of histamine, another chemical that is responsible for some of the symptoms in allergic reactions. Azelastine is chemically different from other antihistamines and is used only as a nasal inhaler for the treatment of symptoms of seasonal allergic rhinitis, such as runny nose, sneezing, and nasal itching in adults and children 12 years of age and older. Azelastine was approved by the FDA in 1996.
What brand names are available for azelastine?
Is azelastine available as a generic drug?
GENERIC AVAILABLE: yes
Do I need a prescription for azelastine?
What are the side effects of 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:
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