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Azelastine Hydrochloride

Popular Brands: : Astelin, Azelastine, Astepro, Optivar, Azelastine Hydrochloride
Official FDA Reports22,814
Social Media Events1,376
Total Posts749
Avg. Review Score3.14/ 5
Active Ingredients
  • Azelastine Hydrochloride
Manufacturers
  • Apotex Inc
  • Meda Pharmaceuticals Inc
  • Meda Pharmaceuticals Meda Pharmaceuticals Inc
  • Perrigo New York Inc

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The proportion of people completing user reviews who complained about a side effect.

The proportion of social media adverse event complaints for each adverse event type.

The proportion of FAERS (FDA) adverse event complaints for each adverse event type.


Azelastine Hydrochloride Side Effects

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User Voices

The following are comments from users that experienced side effects while taking Azelastine Hydrochloride

Fatigue

... they made this new version due to the bad reviews about the side effects of Astelin. The most significant side effects issues were that they caused you to become VERY tired and sleepy. Also, the post...


Source: Astepro-Nasal-Spray-review-a1b35

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Somnolence

Causes horrible post nasal drip, post nasal drip has terrible taste, Post nasal drip lasts a couple of hours, Causes you to be very sleepy & fatigued, Doesn't help with nasal congestion ...


Source: Astepro-Nasal-Spray-review-a1b35

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Dysgeusia

... were that they caused you to become VERY tired and sleepy. Also, the post nasal drip was bad and had a terrible taste from the spray. It was very bitter. To deal with the bitter taste , they added s...


Source: Astepro-Nasal-Spray-review-a1b35

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Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Dysgeusia, Appetite disorder, Chest discomfort, Dyspnoea, Fatigue

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Posted By Jonathan on July 21, 2016 @ 12:46 pm

This is a horrible drug. The effective of it was not enough to compare to the horrible discomfort that I received with the side affects. Regular sinus nasal spray is effective enough without this drug.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Chest pain, Hypersensitivity, Dyskinesia

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on September 17, 2015 @ 12:00 am

... and became wary. I Took it again several days later when I was going to be exposed to something I'm really allergic to. Five hours later I was driving and had crushing chest pain. I will never take i...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Abnormal dreams

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on September 1, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Azelastine HCI 15% (205.5 mcg per spray), Extreme vivid bizarre dreams. Used 3 times. 1) Late PM. 2) Late PM. 3) Early AM. Dose 2 and 3 separated by several days. With eac...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Cardiac flutter, Hyperhidrosis, Somnolence

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on July 5, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Heart palpitation . Extreme tiredness. Sweating more. Dont take

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Fatigue, Hypersensitivity, Cardiac flutter, Blood pressure, Depression

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on July 1, 2015 @ 12:00 am

I'd used this previously but stopped because of taste and bp issues. Restarted because of severe allergies. Wish I had never done it! Was so exhausted and the worst was that it sent ...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Pruritus, Loss of consciousness, Depression

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on May 7, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Tried this medication once in the evening. It stopped my skin from feeling itchy but it caused some pretty severe depression and then I conked out. :P I can't deal with depression or ...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Fatigue, Palpitations, Weight increased

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on May 6, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: I never have side effects to meds. After on this for a few days I became so exhausted I could barely function. I would nap any chance I got. Also would wake up sometimes with a pounding...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Tami in fdb.rxlist.com on March 22, 2015 @ 12:00 am

I have received great benefits from using Astepro. Yes, you can get a bitter taste but if you spray as far up into your nose as possible and slightly point to the inside it travels further into your s...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Somnolence

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on October 17, 2014 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Works better than anything I have used but I am exhausted. I have never had an issue with sleepiness from drugs, even benedryl does not give me problems, but this drug makes me feel li...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Headache, Pain, Influenza, Sneezing, Diarrhoea, Rhinorrhoea

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on October 7, 2014 @ 12:00 am

... squirts in each nostril, I was immediately congested. Within an hr, my head hurt and my nose started running. The next morning, I felt like I ad the flu..achy, head congestion, diarrhea and sneezing f...


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