Azelastine nasal spray is used to help relieve symptoms (eg, stuffy or runny nose, itching, sneezing) of seasonal (short-term) or perennial (year-round) allergic rhinitis (hay fever), and vasomotor rhinitis.
Azelastine is used to treat nasal allergy symptoms,including sneezing and stuffy, runny and itchy nose. It can be used for both seasonal and indoor/environmental allergies. It comes in spray form. Because it is not digested and doesn't enter the bloodstream, it has a low risk of interaction with other drugs. As with other drugs, make your doctor aware of any medications you may be taking, including prescription and over-the-counter drugs, as well as supplements and herbal remedies.
Azelastine HCl is an upper respiratory medication, and that can be used treat various conditions. The drug is used to relieve nasal congestion symptoms such as the itchy, runny/stuffy nose, post-nasal drip, and sneezing caused by allergies. Azelastine HCl is an antihistamine, and it works by reducing or blocking the action of histamine in the body that is responsible for nasal symptoms. This effect reduces the allergy symptoms after a very short time. Azelastine HCl is supplied in the form of a spray and is inhaled through the mouth. Taking precautions is necessary while taking this drug to avoid severe side effects. Never take this medicine if you are allergic to it or if you have kidney problems. Drowsiness, bloody noses and headache are some of the common Azelastine HCl side effects.