Astelin (generic name: azelastine; brand names include: Arzep / Rhinolast / Alerdual / Allergodil / Rinalin) belongs to a group of medicines called antihistamines.
Astelin provides relief from bothersome nasal symptoms such as congestion, itchy/runny nose, sneezing and postnasal drip due to seasonal allergens or environmental irritants.
Astelin is steroid-free, does not contain pseudoephedrine, and relieves your symptoms by blocking the effects of histamine - the primary cause of allergy symptoms.
What makes Astelin unique is that it is a steroid-free antihistamine nasal spray that provides symptom relief whether the trigger is an allergen (grass, trees, pollen, mold, etc.), an irritant (cigarette smoke, perfume, cleaning agents, car exhaust, cold air, etc.), or both.
Follow the directions for using this medicine provided by your doctor. Use Astelin exactly as directed.
Astelin can be used by patients as young as 5 years of age, depending on what type of rhinitis they have been diagnosed with.
For those with seasonal allergic rhinitis, patients from 5 to 11 years of age should administer 1 spray in each nostril twice daily.
Patients 12 years of age and older with seasonal allergic rhinitis should administer 2 sprays of Astelin in each nostril twice daily.
For those with nonallergic vasomotor rhinitis, patients 12 years of age and older should administer 2 sprays of Astelin in each nostril twice daily.
Tell your doctor before taking Astelin, if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
Active ingredient: azelastine.