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Azelastin POS (azelastine) - nasal spray, solution

The name of the preparation Character; dose; package Manufacturer Price 100% Price after refund In which pharmacy?
Azelastin POS nasal spray, solution; 1 mg / ml; 10 ml Ursapharm 27.89

Note: reimbursed drug prices are in line with the regulations in force from July 1, 2018.

The preparation contains the substance:azelastine

The drug is available without a prescription

What is Azelastin POS?

Antiallergic preparation, containing an antihistamine. Used topically to the nose.

What does Azelastin POS contain and how does it work?

The active substance is azelastine, an antihistamine. Azelastine blocks histamine type 1 (H1) receptors and thus inhibits the action of histamine, a substance involved in the formation of inflammatory and allergic symptoms. Azelastine alleviates allergic symptoms such as swelling and itching of mucous membranes or sneezing and runny nose. Topical application (eye drops, nasal spray) brings relief after only a few minutes, and its effect lasts up to 12 hours.

When to use Azelastin POS?

The preparation is indicated for the treatment of the symptoms of seasonal, allergic rhinitis. The product is intended for adults and children after 6 years of age.

When not to use this preparation?

Unfortunately, even if there are indications to use the preparation, it can not always be used. You can not use the product if you are allergic (you are hypersensitive) to any of the ingredients.

It is not recommended for use in women during the first trimester of pregnancy.

Do not use the product during breast-feeding.

Do not use in children under 6 years of age.

Take special care with Azelastin POS?

Certain diseases and other circumstances may constitute a contraindication to use or indication to change the dosage of the preparation. In some situations it may be necessary to carry out specific check-ups.

The product is intended only for external use, locally on the nasal mucosa. The active substance is absorbed into the body directly through the nasal mucosa, which allows for its quick action and reduced exposure to systemic side effects.

The preparation is not suitable for the treatment of infections, including colds and flu.

Additional information about the other ingredients of the preparation:

• the preparation contains sodium edetate, which may cause allergic reactions.

 

Does this preparation affect the ability to drive vehicles?

Rarely, some people may have side effects such as tiredness, exhaustion, dizziness and weakness that may impair your ability to drive and use machines / machines. Persons who will experience the above-mentioned effects after using the preparation should not drive or operate machines / machines.

Consumption of alcohol and the use of other medications may exacerbate the adverse effect of the preparation on the psychomotor efficiency and the ability to concentrate.

Dosage of Azelastin POS

The preparation is a nasal spray. Do not exceed the recommended doses, because it will not increase the effectiveness of the drug and may harm your health and life. If you have any doubts about the use of the preparation, consult your doctor.

Adults and children after 6 years of age:

1 dose (1 spray) to each nostril twice daily (morning and evening). The total daily dose is 0.56 mg.

The preparation can be used to relieve symptoms, but not for more than 6 consecutive months.

1 dose (1 spray) contains 0.14 mg of active substance.Before applying the preparation, remove the protective cap. The preparation should be administered using the applicator, keeping the head straight (do not tilt the head when applying the preparation). Each time after applying the preparation, the tip of the applicator should be wiped and the protective cap should be put on. For reasons of hygiene, the preparation should only be used by one person.

Do not use in children under 6 years of age.

Can I use Azelastin POS during pregnancy and breastfeeding?

During pregnancy, do not use any medicine without consulting your doctor!

It is very important that before using any medicine during pregnancy or breastfeeding, consult a physician and explain beyond any doubt the potential risks and benefits associated with the use of the drug. If you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant, consult a physician before using the product.

There are no adequate data on the safety of the preparation in pregnant women. It is not recommended for use in women during the first trimester of pregnancy. Use of the drug during the remainder of pregnancy is possible only after consultation with a doctor, when the doctor deems it absolutely necessary; be careful.

Do not use the product during breast-feeding.

Can I use other preparations in parallel?

Tell your doctor about all medicines you have recently taken, including those that are over the counter.

There are no known interactions of the preparation with other drugs.

What side effects can occur?

Like all medicines, Azelastin-POS can cause side effects, although they will not occur in all patients using this product. Remember that the expected benefits of using the drug are usually greater than the damage resulting from the occurrence of side effects.

Common: taste disorders, unpleasant taste in the mouth (often caused by the wrong position during application of the preparation, eg after the head tilts back too much). Uncommon: local irritation of nasal mucous membranes (burning, tingling, pruritus), sneezing, nosebleeds. Rare: nausea. Very rare: dizziness, fatigue, exhaustion, weakness, hypersensitivity reactions (rash, pruritus, urticaria).

Other preparations on the Polish market containing azelastine

Allergodil (eye drops, solution)
Allergodil (nasal spray, solution)
Azelastin COMOD (eye drops, solution)