Nasal Spray for Allergies Now Available Without a Prescription
A little over a year after its FDA approval, Bayer has announced that its prescription-strength nasal spray for indoor and outdoor allergies (brand name Astepro) is now available over the counter nationwide. Astepro, which is made up of 0.15% strength of the antihistamine azelastine and can take just 30 minutes to kick in, is the first and only steroid-free antihistamine nasal spray for allergies that can be purchased without a prescription. The spray is made to relieve congestion and symptoms of hay fever for those 6 years old and up.
@aritra Drowsiness is a possible side effect of Astepro, as it is with other oral antihistamines like cetirizine (Zyrtec), loratadine (Claritin), and fexofenadine (Allegra).