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Azep is manufactured in New Zealand and is the exact same product as Astelin . It is also known as Rhinolast. It is a 10ml bottle which contains 0.1% (1 mg/mL) of azelastine hydrochloride (steroid-free). Each dose delivers approximately 140mcg per dose. Azep is a very unique drug with a chemical structure unlike any other allergy medication. Hay fever is the most common type of allergy and in medical terms in known is Allergic rhinitis. Symptoms that Astelin helps to control include: itchy runny nose, sneezing, congestion, dry, puffy, and watery eyes. Astelin nasal spray and Azep are the same.
To insure you that the Astelin pump is working properly allergy patients should pump the spray bottle system until 4 sprays or fine mist appears. Dosage for Children 5 years to 11 years of age are recommended by medical professionals to take one spray per nostril twice daily. For adolescences to adulthood who suffer from Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis Doctors recommend 1 or 2 sprays per nostril, twice daily. For further questions contact your family practitioner or local pharmacy.
CAUTION: Avoid spraying in the eyes.
Allergy suffers should not operate vehicles or perform other tasks requiring concentration until they know how this medication will affect them. Alcohol consumption is not recommended also due to the interaction it will have with Astelin (drowsiness or dizziness).
Most common side effects may include bitter taste, headache, nasal inflammation or burning, and drowsiness. Other symptoms reported by patients include; , mild nosebleed, nausea, sore throat, brief burning, stinging sensation, cough, dizziness, and dry mouth.
Serious side effects
Sever reactions are uncommon but can occur. These include; persistent (long period of time) nosebleeds, rash, hives, itching of the skin, difficulty breathing, tightness in the chest, and swelling of the, face, lips, mouth or tongue.
Even though Astelin is a steroid free nasal spray it is not recommended for pregnant women to take. It has not been properly studied by specialists and is unknown the risks include; miscarriage, birth defects, and other problems.
Getting symptom relief with ASTELIN® is as easy as 1-2-3. As with any medicine, correct use will help to maximize benefits, so here are three simple dosing steps:
Clear your nose – Clear your nostrils by blowing your nose.
Look down – Tilt your head down to keep the medicine from going down into your throat.
Sniff gently – Spray once per nostril. Sniff gently. Spray once per nostril again.* Do not spray into your eyes.
* For patients 12 years and older who are instructed by their doctor, repeat second spray in each nostril.
How to Use ASTELIN
Use ASTELIN just twice a day for adults and adolescents 12 and older.**
Please follow the directions carefully.
|For Seasonal Allergens||For Environmental Irritants|
In adults and adolescents
12 years or older
In adults and adolescents
12 years or older
|The recommended dose of ASTELIN is **|
1 or 2 sprays per nostril,
2 sprays per nostril,
** Only your doctor can decide on the right dose of ASTELIN for you; and only your adolescent's pediatrician can determine if treatment with ASTELIN is right for your adolescent.
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.
ASTELIN is available by prescription only. Ask your doctor if treatment with ASTELIN may be right for you.
ASTELIN® relieves a wide range of allergy symptoms, including congestion (a blocked nose), an itchy or runny nose, sneezing, and postnasal drip (that drip at the back of your throat).
Most people using ASTELIN start to feel better within 15 to 45 minutes of use.4,5,* Unlike pills, the medicine in a nasal spray doesn't need to work its way through your body before becoming effective. The medicine goes directly where it's needed immediately — your nose!
If you use a nasal spray such as ASTELIN, be sure to follow the directions for administering it properly. This can help you receive the maximum benefit every time you use it.
What is AZEP®?
AZEP® is the equivalent of Astelin, but named AZEP in New Zealand. It is the same product. It is a nasal spray that contains the antihistamine called Azelastine Hydrochloride and can be used for the symptomatic relief of both seasonal and non-seasonal (perennial) allergic rhinitis.
AZEP® - Go Direct for Results
AZEP® can go directly to the site of your reaction and starts acting immediately to lessen the effects of your symptoms. AZEP is a gentle nasal spray and will start working effectively within 15 minutes.
AZEP® - One Spray for all Your Symptoms
AZEP® is the one spray that offers relief for all your hayfever symptoms. Because of its unique qualities as a potent antihistamine, AZEP® intercepts a broad spectrum of the body's reactions to allergens so it will give you complete and fast relief of the symptoms associated with hayfever.
AZEP® - safe for continuous use
The active ingredient in AZEP® allows it to be used continuously for up to six months without rebound congestion (nasal congestion which can be caused by the overuse of a decongestant spray).
Who can use AZEP®?
AZEP® is suitable for both adults and children over 5 years old.
Once you have confirmed that hayfever is your problem, you now want the fastest relief possible.
Your pharmacist or doctor should be consulted to confirm that hayfever is your problem.
BENEFITS OF AZEP®
within 15 minutes, lasts for up to 12 hours.
Most tablets take up to 1-2 hours for relief.
|DIRECT||AZEP® works directly on the site to provide quick relief.|
|COMPLETE||AZEP® is an antihistamine and anti-inflammatory. As such it provides broad spectrum relief.|
|LONG TERM||AZEP® can be used continuously for up to 6 months.|
|1 Bottle (70 Dose)||0.1%||$17.11||ADD!|
|3 Bottles (30 Mls)||0.1%||$51.58||ADD!|
|6 Bottles (60 Mls)||0.1%||$103.17||ADD!|
Medicines have benefits and some have risks. Always read the label and use only as directed. If symptoms persist or you have side effects see your health professional.
Had to switch to this as all the other nose sprays contain Cortizone which has given me cataracts!!! Apparently it is now listed as a warning on them. This product is the ONLY one that I know of that works WITHOUT steroids in it!
I added a bottle of this to my last order of Flonase just to try it. It leaves a strong chemical taste in the back of my throat and makes me sneeze, so I will stick to Flonase.
Good stuff!!!!I have post-nasal drip so severe, it gives me terrible asthma attacks!! Astelin is the ONLY thing that is able to "dry" me up, and stop the drip!!! Highly recommended!!!