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Astelin® Nasal Spray is indicated for the treatment of the symptoms of seasonal allergic rhinitis such as rhinorrhea, sneezing, and nasal pruritus in adults and children 5 years and older, and for the treatment of the symptoms of vasomotor rhinitis, such as rhinorrhea, nasal congestion and postnasal drip in adults and children 12 years and older.
DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION
Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis
The recommended dose of Astelin® Nasal Spray in adults and children 12 years and older with seasonal allergic rhinitis is one or two sprays per nostril twice daily. The recommended dose of Astelin® Nasal Spray in children 5 years to 11 years of age is one spray per nostril twice daily.
The recommended dose of Astelin® Nasal Spray in adults and children 12 years and older with vasomotor rhinitis is two sprays per nostril twice daily.
Before initial use, the delivery system should be primed with 4 sprays or until a fine mist appears. When 3 or more days have elapsed since the last use, the pump should be reprimed with 2 sprays or until a fine mist appears.
CAUTION: Avoid spraying in the eyes.
Directions for Use: Illustrated patient instructions for proper use accompany each package of Astelin® Nasal Spray.
Astelin® (azelastine hydrochloride) Nasal Spray, 137 mcg, (NDC 0037-0241-30) is supplied as a package containing 200 metered sprays in a high-density polyethylene (HDPE) bottle fitted with a metered-dose spray pump unit. Patient instructions are also provided. The spray pump unit consists of a nasal spray pump fitted with a blue safety clip and a blue plastic dust cover.
The Astelin® (azelastine hydrochloride) Nasal Spray, 137 mcg, bottle contains 30 mg (1 mg/mL) of azelastine hydrochloride.
The bottle can deliver 200 metered sprays. Each spray delivers a mean of 0.137 mL solution containing 137 mcg of azelastine hydrochloride.
Store at controlled room temperature 20°-25°C (68°-77°F). Protect from freezing.
Manufactured by : Meda Pharmaceuticals Meda Pharmaceuticals Inc. Somerset, New Jersey 08873-4120. Rev. 7/11
Last reviewed on RxList: 2/1/2012
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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