Which medications in the drug class Antihistamines, Intranasal are used in the treatment of Allergic Rhinitis?

Updated: Dec 26, 2018
  • Author: Javed Sheikh, MD; Chief Editor: Michael A Kaliner, MD  more...
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Antihistamines, Intranasal

Alternative to oral antihistamines to treat allergic rhinitis.

Azelastine (Astepro)

Use prn or on a regular basis. Use alone or in combination with other medications. Unlike oral antihistamines, has some effect on nasal congestion. Helpful for vasomotor rhinitis. Some patients experience a bitter taste. Systemic absorption may occur, resulting in sedation (reported in approximately 11% of patients).

Olopatadine intranasal (Patanase)

For relief of symptoms of seasonal allergic rhinitis. Before initial use, prime product by releasing 5 sprays or until fine mist appears. When product has not been used for more than 7 days, re-prime by releasing 2 sprays. Avoid spraying into eyes.


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