Astepro Side Effects
The most common side effects that were seen in clinical studies with Astepro were bitter taste, headaches, and nosebleeds. Side effects that have been reported in "postmarketing experience" by healthcare providers include blurry vision, shortness of breath, and facial swelling. Some side effects of Astepro (while occurring less frequently) are potentially serious and require medical attention, such as excessive drowsiness, confusion, and unexplained rash.
An Introduction to Astepro Side Effects
As with any medicine, side effects are possible with Astepro™ (azelastine hydrochloride). However, not everyone who takes the medication will have problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with Astepro. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list of Astepro side effects with you.)
Common Side Effects of Astepro
Astepro has been studied thoroughly in clinical trials in which the side effects of a group of people taking the drug are documented and compared to another group taking a placebo (a nasal spray with no active ingredients). As a result, it is possible to see what side effects occur, how often they appear, and how they compare to the group not taking the medicine.
In these studies, the most common side effects of Astepro included:
- Bitter taste -- in up to 7 percent of people
- Nosebleeds -- up to 5 percent
- Nasal discomfort -- up to 4 percent
- Headaches -- up to 3 percent
- Upper respiratory tract infection (such as the common cold) -- up to 3 percent
- Sneezing -- up to 3 percent
- Fatigue -- up to 2 percent
- Drowsiness -- up to 2 percent.