Astepro is a medication used for treating nasal allergy symptoms in adults and children age six and older. It is an antihistamine product that has been shown to help improve symptoms such as runny nose, sneezing, nasal congestion, and itchy eyes or throat. Healthcare providers may also occasionally recommend off-label uses of Astepro, such as for the treatment of non-allergic rhinitis.
What Is Astepro Used For?
Astepro™ (azelastine hydrochloride) is a prescription medication approved for treating seasonal and year-round (perennial) nasal allergy symptoms in adults and adolescents ages 12 years and older. It comes in the form of a nasal spray.
Allergies are the immune system's specific reaction to a normally harmless substance, such as pollens, certain foods, or medicines. Allergies can either be seasonal or perennial. Seasonal allergies (such as hay fever) occur at specific times of the year, while perennial allergies can occur throughout the year.
Allergies can affect various parts of the body, and allergy symptoms are particularly common in the eyes, nose, throat, and lungs. Nasal allergies mostly affect the nose and eyes. Nasal allergies are also known as allergic rhinitis. Symptoms of nasal allergies may include:
- A runny nose
- Nasal congestion
- Itching nose, eyes, ears, or throat.
Combined with strategies to minimize a person's contact with allergens, allergy treatment can make life bearable for even the worst allergy sufferer. Treatment often includes allergy shots or medications. Astepro is a particularly useful allergy medicine for treating symptoms that primarily affect the nose.