Allergic rhinitis can cause watery eyes, itchy and runny nose, and sneezing when you are exposed to an allergen. Trying to avoid the allergens that trigger an allergic reaction can be difficult so talk to your doctor about twice-a-day Astelin Nasal Spray or generic Azelastine that will help prevent the symptoms of allergic rhinitis. This is a second generation antihistamine spray so it is non-sedating as it does not readily enter your brain via your bloodstream. The generic alternative is not manufactured by the company that makes the brand product.
When used as directed, Astelin Nasal Spray will block the H1 receptors so that histamine is stopped from acting on those receptors and the chemicals that cause the symptoms of allergic rhinitis will not be released. The purpose of histamine is to cause an increase of the permeability of your capillaries so the extra fluids can leak out into your tissues in hopes of washing away the allergen or threat. This is why your eyes water, nose runs, and you sneeze.
Your immune system has an important job as your body guard. It has to recognize and react to any antigens and other unknown substances that are considered a threat. When this occurs, your body’s immune response is to send inflammatory chemicals to contain the threat and begin healing while other substances assist by causing swelling and to increase your blood flow. When experiencing allergic rhinitis, the symptoms you have are a way of getting rid of the antigen through sneezing, your runny nose and the watery eyes.
Discuss any risks with your doctor before using Astelin Nasal Spray if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast feeding. Explain other medical conditions to your doctor and list all OTC and Rx drugs you currently take or use, including herbal remedies and vitamin or dietary supplements to be certain they will not interfere with each other or cause unsafe side effects.
Until you know how Astelin Nasal Spray will affect you, do not drive, operate machinery, or perform any task that requires you to be alert. You should not start, stop, or change the dose of any current meds you take while using Astelin Nasal Spray or you may risk increased side effects. Keep all medications out of children’s reach and never share them with others.