The uses of Azep include: Azelastine is used to relieve nasal symptoms such as runny/itching/stuffy nose, sneezing, and post-nasal drip caused by seasonal allergies and other conditions. This medication is an antihistamine. It works by blocking certain natural substances called histamines that are responsible for allergic symptoms.
Do not use this medication in children younger than 2 years unless specifically directed by the doctor. To decrease the risk for serious side effects, carefully follow all of the doctor's dosage directions. Do not give other cough and cold medication that might contain the same or similar ingredients (see also Drug Interactions section). Ask your doctor or pharmacist about other ways to relieve cough and cold symptoms (e.g., saline nose drops/spray, using a humidifier or infant nasal suction bulb).
How to use Azelastine Nasl
Read the Patient Information Leaflet provided by your pharmacist before you start using azelastine and each time you get a refill. Follow the instructions on how to properly use this medication. If you have any questions regarding the information, consult your doctor or pharmacist.
Follow the instructions for properly priming the spray pump before using the bottle for the first time and if you have not used the medication for 3 or more days. Avoid spraying in your eyes.
This medication is for use in your nose as directed, usually twice a day in both nostrils. For children, dosage is based on age, with younger children needing a lower dose.
Use this medication regularly in order to get the most benefit from it. Remember to use it at the same times each day. This medicine usually begins working within 3 hours of use.