In most instances, an overdose is unlikely to cause serious problems. Even using an entire bottle at once is not likely to cause serious overdose symptoms. However, an extremely large dose may cause problems.
If you forget to take your Astelin dose, take your missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular schedule. Do not take a double dose.
Astelin comes in one strength -- Astelin nasal spray, containing 200 sprays in each bottle, with 137 mcg of medication in each spray.
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