Active Ingredient(s): Azelastine Hydrochloride
FDA Approved: * October 15, 2008
Category: Allergies, Cough & Cold

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".

Astepro Overview

Azelastine, sold under the brand name Optivar among others, is a medication primarily used as a nasal spray to treat allergic rhinitis (hay fever) and as eye drops for allergic conjunctivitis.[3] Other uses may include asthma and skin rashes for which it is taken by mouth.[4] Onset of effects is within minutes when used in the eyes and within an hour when used in the nose.[5] Effects last for up to 12 hours.[5] Common side effect...

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Astepro side effects

Interested in hearing about side effects. I have had hip and leg pain after 3 days of taking Astepro. When I stopped the Astepro, the pain disappeared in 2 days. ## it would be a good idea, wouldnt it? to stop taking that crap. find a doctor who prescribes narcotics for someone who gives you crap just so that you don't 'potentially become a drug addict'. Just my advice. ## I took Astepro just one time. My nose was all stuffed up, around my eyes felt swelled up. I had really bad lines forming in my laugh lines. My nose remained stuffed up for about 5 more days after using one spray in each nostril. I could still breath thru my nose though. Most of my taste was gone. Now one corner of my mouth has something wrong with it. It feels like a split but there's no spli...


After trying 7 OTC meds and a cortisone shot, THIS med stopped my constant rhinitis!!! Love it. ## I just started today and I feel clearer. I have very sensative reactions to meds. will let you know Have had 2 weeks no sleep due to post nasal drip and cannot take oral antihistimines, Also I will try quercetin a natural allergy med with no side effects. Good luck to everybody ## Glad to hear you are having good luck with it. Please post back, when you can, and let us know how it is continuing to work for you. ## Have been using Astepro for 5 days and have had nose bleeds for the last 3 days. Has any had this side long did it last??? ## Nose bleeds are a very common side effect of this class of medications. They should taper off as your body gets used to the drug. If it doesn...


Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Azelastine Hydrochloride
  • Solution: 0.05%
  • Solution/drops: 0.05%
  • Spray: 0.137 ml, 0.15%(to 0.1876mg/spray)
  • Spray, Metered: 0.125mg/spray, 0.137mg/spray, 0.1876mg/spray, 0.2055mg/spray, 137mcg/actuation
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Astepro: (2 results)

Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 0037-0242 Astepro 137 ug/1 Nasal Spray, Metered by Meda Pharmaceuticals
  • 0037-0243 Astepro 205.5 ug/1 Nasal Spray, Metered by Meda Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Other drugs which contain Azelastine Hydrochloride or a similar ingredient: (5 results)

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