Azelast Nasal Spray

Brand Name: Azelast
Generic: Azelastine Hydrochloride
Weight: 137 mcg/actuation
Type: Nasal Spray
Therapeutic Class: Nasal Anti-histamine preparations
Manufacturer: Incepta Pharmaceuticals Limited
Price: 252.00
Last Updated: 2020-11-20 18:15:00

Azelast Nasal Spray Uses

Azelast Nasal Spray contains Azelastine Hydrochloride. Azelast uses:

Azelastine nasal spray is indicated for the treatment of the symptoms of seasonal allergic rhinitis such as rhinorrhea, sneezing, and nasal pruritus in adults and children 5 years and older, and for the treatment of the symptoms of vasomotor rhinitis, such as rhinorrhea, nasal congestion and postnasal drip in adults and children 12 years and older.

Azelast Nasal Spray Doses

Azelast Nasal Spray contains Azelastine Hydrochloride 137 mcg/actuation. Azelast doses:

Adult and children 12 years and older: 2 sprays in each nostril twice daily.

Children 5-11 years of age: 1 spray in each nostril twice daily.

Initial pump priming requires seven sprays of the pump. If used regularly as recommended, no further priming is required. If not used more than 24 hours, the pump will require 2 sprays, or if not used for more than seven days, the pump will require 7 sprays.

Side Effects

Headache, dizziness, sneezing, nosebleed, nausea, stinging or itching in nose, dry mouth, sore throat, bitter taste etc.

Introduction

Azelastine, a phthalazinone derivative, exhibits histamine H1 receptor antagonist activity in isolated tissues, animal models and humans. It is administered as a racemic mixture with no difference in pharmacologic activity noted between the enantiomers in invitro studies. The major metabolite, desmethylazelastine, also possesses H1-receptor antagonist activity.

Azelast Precaution

In clinical trials, the occurrence of somnolence has been reported in some patients taking Azelastine nasal spray; due caution should therefore be exercised when driving a car or operating potentially dangerous machinery. Concurrent use of this nasal spray with alcohol or other CNS depressants should be avoided because additional reductions in alertness and additional impairment of CNS performance may occur.

Interaction

It is especially important to check before combining Azelastine nasal spray with Alcohol, CNS depressants, Cimetidine & Ketoconazole.

Pregnancy Lactation use

Use in pregnancy: The effects of Azelastine during pregnancy have not been adequately studied. Azelastine should be administered during pregnancy, if the potential benefit justifies the potential risks to fetus.

Use in nursing mother: It is not known whether Azelastine is excreted in human milk. However, caution should be exercised when Azelastine is administered to a nursing mother.

Contraindication

Contraindicated in patients with a known hypersensitivity to Azelastine or any of its components.

Special Warning

Use in children: The safety and effectiveness of Azelastine nasal spray in patients below 5 years of age have not been established.

Acute Overdose

 

Interaction with other Medicine

 

Storage Condition

Keep out of reach of children. Store in a cool and dry place protected from light. Do not freeze.

Azelast Nasal Spray price in Bangladesh 252.00