Rhinolast Nasal Spray Uses

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What is Rhinolast Nasal Spray?

Rhinolast Nasal Spray nasal spray is used to help relieve symptoms (eg, stuffy or runny nose, itching, sneezing) of seasonal (short-term) or perennial (year-round) allergic rhinitis (hay fever), and vasomotor rhinitis.

Rhinolast Nasal Spray is an antihistamine. It works by preventing the effects of a substance called histamine, which is produced by the body. Histamine can cause itching, sneezing, runny nose, and watery eyes.

Rhinolast Nasal Spray is available only with your doctor's prescription.

Rhinolast Nasal Spray indications

An indication is a term used for the list of condition or symptom or illness for which the medicine is prescribed or used by the patient. For example, acetaminophen or paracetamol is used for fever by the patient, or the doctor prescribes it for a headache or body pains. Now fever, headache and body pains are the indications of paracetamol. A patient should be aware of the indications of medications used for common conditions because they can be taken over the counter in the pharmacy meaning without prescription by the Physician.
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Rhinolast Nasal Spray Ophthalmic Solution is indicated for the treatment of itching of the eye associated with allergic conjunctivitis.

How should I use Rhinolast Nasal Spray?

Use Rhinolast Nasal Spray as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Rhinolast Nasal Spray.

Uses of Rhinolast Nasal Spray in details

There are specific as well as general uses of a drug or medicine. A medicine can be used to prevent a disease, treat a disease over a period or cure a disease. It can also be used to treat the particular symptom of the disease. The drug use depends on the form the patient takes it. It may be more useful in injection form or sometimes in tablet form. The drug can be used for a single troubling symptom or a life-threatening condition. While some medications can be stopped after few days, some drugs need to be continued for prolonged period to get the benefit from it.
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Rhinolast Nasal Spray is an antihistamine (antiallergic) medication used for the treatment of hay fever, and allergy symptoms including runny nose, sneezing, and itchy nose and eye allergies (allergic conjunctivitis).

Rhinolast Nasal Spray description

Rhinolast Nasal Spray, a phthalazine derivative, is an antihistamine and mast cell stabilizer available as a nasal spray for hay fever and as eye drops for allergic conjunctivitis. Rhinolast Nasal Spray is also available as a combination product of Rhinolast Nasal Spray and fluticasone propionate called Dymista™. Dymista™ is indicated in patient over 12 years old for symptomatic relief of seasonal allergic rhinitis.

Rhinolast Nasal Spray dosage

The recommended dose is one drop instilled into each affected eye twice a day.

Rhinolast Nasal Spray interactions

Additive effects with CNS depressants and ethanol.

Rhinolast Nasal Spray side effects

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What are the possible side effects of Rhinolast Nasal Spray?

To report SUSPECTED ADVERSE REACTIONS, contact Wallace Pharmaceuticals Inc. at 1-800-619-6344 or FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or www.fda.gov/medwatch.

In controlled multiple-dose studies where patients were treated for up to 56 days, the most frequently reported adverse reactions were transient eye burning/stinging (approximately 30%), headaches (approximately 15%) and bitter taste (approximately 10%). The occurrence of these events was generally mild.

The following events were reported in 1–10% of patients: asthma, conjunctivitis, dyspnea, eye pain, fatigue, influenza-like symptoms, pharyngitis, pruritus, rhinitis and temporary blurring. Some of these events were similar to the underlying disease being studied.

Rhinolast Nasal Spray contraindications

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Rhinolast Nasal Spray Ophthalmic Solution is contraindicated in persons with known or suspected hypersensitivity to any of its components.

Active ingredient matches for Rhinolast Nasal Spray:

Azelastine hydrochloride in United Kingdom.


List of Rhinolast Nasal Spray substitutes (brand and generic names)

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Unit description / dosage (Manufacturer)Price, USD
Azelastine Hydrochloride spray, metered 205.5 ug/1 (Perrigo New York Inc (US))
Azelastine Hydrochloride spray, metered 137 ug/1 (Wallace Pharmaceuticals Inc. (US))
Azelastine Hydrochloride solution/ drops .5 mg/mL (Wallace Pharmaceuticals Inc. (US))
Azelastine Hydrochloride spray, metered 137 ug/.137mL (Av Kare, Inc. (US))

References

  1. PubChem. "azelastine". https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/com... (accessed September 17, 2018).
  2. DrugBank. "azelastine". http://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB00972 (accessed September 17, 2018).
  3. MeSH. "Anti-Allergic Agents". https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/68... (accessed September 17, 2018).

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