azelastine nasal (cont.)
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What happens if I miss a dose (Astelin, Astepro)?
Use the medication as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and wait until your next regularly scheduled dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Astelin, Astepro)?
Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine.
Overdose symptoms may include extreme sleepiness.
What should I avoid while taking azelastine nasal (Astelin, Astepro)?
Azelastine can cause side effects that may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be awake and alert.
Avoid drinking alcohol. It can increase drowsiness and dizziness caused by azelastine.
What other drugs will affect azelastine nasal (Astelin, Astepro)?
Before using azelastine nasal, tell your doctor if you regularly use other medicines that make you sleepy (such as cold or allergy medicine, narcotic pain medicine, sleeping pills, muscle relaxers, and medicine for seizures, depression, or anxiety). They can add to sleepiness caused by azelastine nasal.
Also tell your doctor if you are using cimetidine (Tagamet).
There may be other drugs that can interact with azelastine. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start using a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about azelastine nasal.
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