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Before starting Astepro, there is a lot of information that you should be aware of. Warnings and precautions with Astepro include looking out for potential drug interactions and knowing how the drug affects you before driving or operating heavy machinery. Before you begin using Astepro, let your healthcare provider know if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or taking any other medications.
What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider Before Taking Astepro?
You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking Astepro™ (azelastine hydrochloride) if you:
- Are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant
- Are breastfeeding
- Have any allergies, including allergies to food, dyes, or preservatives.
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all other medicines you are taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
Specific Precautions and Warnings for Astepro
Some things to be aware of prior to taking Astepro include the following:
- Astepro can potentially interact with other medications (see Astepro Drug Interactions).
- Astepro can cause drowsiness. You should see how the medication affects you before driving or operating heavy machinery.
- Astepro is considered a pregnancy Category C medication. This means that it may not be safe for use during pregnancy, although the full risks are not currently known (see Astepro and Pregnancy).
- It is unknown if Astepro passes through breast milk. Therefore, if you are breastfeeding or plan to start breastfeeding, discuss this with your healthcare provider prior to taking the drug (see Astepro and Breastfeeding).