Nasal Spray for Allergic reactions Now Accessible With no Prescription

July 12, 2022 – A bit of over a yr after its FDA approval, Bayer has introduced that its prescription-strength nasal spray for indoor and out of doors allergy symptoms (model title Astepro) is now obtainable over-the-counter nationwide.

Astepro, which is made up of 0.15% power of the antihistamine azelastine and might take simply half-hour to kick in, is the primary and solely steroid-free antihistamine nasal spray for allergy symptoms that may be bought with no prescription. The spray is made to alleviate congestion and signs of hay fever for these 6 years previous and up.

Catherine Vennat, a vp at Bayer’s advertising and marketing division, in a information launch referred to as the spray a “breakthrough” in allergy therapies. 

Customers of the OTC spray can use Astepro as much as twice a day to offer 24-hour aid, Bayer stated. In line with the product’s web site, the remedy prices anyplace from $15.99 to $24.99 at main retail sstores throughout the nation and on-line by way of Walmart, Amazon, Walgreens and Goal.

“In my expertise, azelastine nostril spray is secure and efficacious,” says David Rosenstreich, MD, professor of allergy and immunology on the Albert Einstein School of Medication. “It may be utilized by itself or together with a nasal corticosteroid like fluticasone for added symptom aid.” 

Rosenstreich added that, along with drowsiness, sufferers must be conscious that some customers expertise a foul style of their mouths after utilizing the spray. 

Drowsiness is a attainable aspect impact of Astepro, as it’s with different oral antihistamines like cetirizine (Zyrtec), loratadine (Claritin), and fexofenadine (Allegra).

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