Astelin is an antihistamine nasal spray which used to treat allergy symptoms such as sneezing and itchy, runny nose. This medication is working by block the action of histamine, which reduces allergy symptoms. Also Astelin is used for treating such symptoms as runny nose or stuffy nose, and postnasal drip.
Dosage and direction
Astelin should be used for nose only, so please avoid contacting with eyes. Blow your nose before using this medication. The recommended starting dose is 4 sprays a day . After three days the recommended dose is 2 sprays a day.
Note: this instruction presented here just for review. It’s very necessary to consult with your doctor before using. It help you to get best results.
Use with cautions if your medical history include: allergies, heart disease, kidney problems,high blood pressure, liver problems. Using Astelin with alcohol or CNS depressants can increase side effects. Astelin should not be used during pregnancy, becoming pregnancy or lactating. Do not use Astelin before breast-feeding without doctor’s permission.
Astelin is not allowed to people with: allergy to any antihistamines; narrow angle glaucoma; bladder neck obstruction; symptomatic prostatic hypertrophy; asthmatic attack; stenosing peptic ulcer; pyloroduodenal obstruction. Atelin should not be used in neonates (possible association with SIDS)
Possible side effect
They may include an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. Also the most possible side effects include:
bronchospasm (shortness of breath, tightness in chest, wheezing);
fast or uneven heartbeats.
Less serious include:
a bitter taste in your mouth;
drowsiness or dizziness;
dry mouth, sore throat;
burning in your nose;
cough, sneezing, runny nose, cold symptoms; or
If you experience one of them stop using Astelin and tell your doctor as soon as possible. Also consult with your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual.
Astelin interact with such medication as: cimetidine, sleep medicines, sedatives, tranquilizers, drugs for anxiety, narcotic pain relievers, antidepressants or other psychiatric drugs, other antihistamines. Also note that interaction between two medications does not always mean that you must stop taking one of them. As usual it affects the the effect of drugs, so consult with your doctor about how it interactions are being managed or should be managed.
If you forgot to take your dose in time, please do it as soon as you remember. But do not take if it is too late or almost time for your next dose. Do not take double or extra doses. Take your usually dose next day in the same regularly time.
Symptoms of an Astelin overdose are unknown, but most possible may include extreme sleepiness. If you experience one of them or f you experience any unusual symptom call your doctor immediately.
Store at room temperature between 20 and 25 degrees C (68 and 77 degrees F). Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep the bottle upright with the pump tightly closed. Protect from freezing.
Keep out of the reach of children.