AAAAI Allergy & Asthma Medication Guide

 

Last updated April 2017

 

Nasal Sprays

Generic Name

Brand Name

Class

Photo

Use

Usual Dosage

Product Links (if available)

Azelastine

Astelin Nasal Spray

Antihistamine

Nasal Sprays

Management of symptoms associated with seasonal allergic rhinitis (hay fever) in children and adults over 5 years of age.

Management of  symptoms associated with non-allergic/vasomotor rhinitis and allergic rhinitis (hay fever) ages 12 and above.

Children 5 to 11:
1 spray per nostril twice a day.

Children and adults 12 and older: 2 sprays per nostril twice a day.

Astelin Nasal Spray Website

 [This is the same medication as Optivar (eye drop).]

Astepro (0.1%, 0.15%)

Antihistamine

Nasal Sprays

Seasonal and perennial allergic rhinitis (hay fever) age 12 and older.

Age 12 and older:

1 or 2 sprays each nostril twice a day.

For seasonal allergic rhinitis 0.15% may be used 2 sprays each nostril once daily.

Astepro Website

Azelastine and Fluticasone Propionate





 

Dymista







 

Nasal Antihistamine and Nasal Steroid




 

Nasal Sprays

Seasonal allergic rhinitis (hay fever) ages 12 and over




 

Adults 12 and over 1 spray each nostril 2 times a day Children < 12- not approved
 

Dymista.com

(This is a combination of the medicines found in Flonase and Astepro)



 

Beclomethasone
Diproprionate
(Dry nasal spray)

Q-Nasl

Steroid

 

Seasonal and perennial nasal allergies (hay fever) in 12 years or older

2 sprays each nostril once a day- 80 mcg/spray

QNasl.com

Budesonide

Rhinocort

Nasal
Steroids

Nasal Sprays

Seasonal and year round allergic rhinitis (hay fever) age 6 and older.

Age 12 and older: 1 to 4 sprays each nostril.

Age 6 to 11:
1 to 2 sprays each nostril.

[This is the same medication that is in Pulmicort.]

Ciclesonide

Omnaris
Nasal Spray

Nasal
Steroids

 Nasal Sprays

Management of nasal symptoms associated with:

Seasonal allergic rhinitis (hay fever) age 6 and older.

Year round or perennial allergic rhinitis (hay fever) age 12 and older.

Seasonal allergic rhinitis:
Age 6 and older 2 sprays each nostril once a day.

Perennial allergic rhinitis:
12 years of age and older  2 sprays each nostril once a day.

Omnaris Website

[This is the same medication that is in Alvesco.]

Zetonna

Steroid

 

Seasonal and perennial nasal allergies (hay fever) in 12 years or older

1 spray each nostril once a day- 37 mcg/spray

Zetonna.com

[Dry nasal spray- same medicine as in Omnaris]

Cromolyn Sodium

Nasalcrom Nasal Spray

Many OTC generic brands.

Mast Cell Inhibitor

 

To prevent and relieve symptoms of allergic rhinitis (hay fever).

Age 2 and older: 1 spray each nostril 3 to 4 times a day. This can be used every 4 hours up to 6 times a day.

 

Flunisolide

Generic: Flunisolide 0.025% Solution

 

There are several generic products available.

 

Nasal
Steroids

Nasal Sprays
Nasal Sprays

Seasonal and year round allergic rhinitis (hay fever)
age 6 and older.

Age 6 to 14:
1 spray each nostril 3 times a day or
2 sprays each nostril 2 times a day.

Age 15 and older:
1 to 2 sprays each nostril 2 to 4 times a day.

Package Insert

[This is the same medication that is in AeroBid.)

Fluticasone Furoate

Veramyst Nasal Spray

 

Nasal Sprays

Management of  symptoms associated with seasonal and perennial allergic rhinitis (hay fever) age 2 and older.

Older than 12 years: 2 sprays per nostril once a day.

Children 2 to 11: 1 spray per nostril once a day.

Veramyst Website

Flonase Sensimist






 
   

Seasonal and perennial allergic rhinitis (hay fever)






 

2-11 y/o 1 spray each side per day
12 and above 2 sprays each nostril per day

Flonase Website







 

Fluticasone Propionate

Flonase Nasal Spray

Fluticasone Nasal Propionate Generic

Generic products are also available.

 

Nasal Sprays

 

Nasal Sprays

Management of nasal symptoms associated with seasonal and year-round allergic and non-allergic rhinitis (hay fever).

Age 4 and older: 1 spray in each nostril once a day.
(May use 2 sprays in each nostril for short time.)

Adults: 2 sprays in each nostril once a day;
can also be 1 spray in each nostril twice a day.

Long-term use can reduce to one spray each nostril once a day.

Flonase Website

Ipratropium Bromide

Atrovent Nasal Spray 0.03%

Generic preparation are available.

 

 

 

Ipratropium Nasal Spray

0.06%

Anticholinergic

Nasal Sprays

 0.03%
Management of  symptoms associated with rhinorrhea (runny nose) that is associated with seasonal allergic (hay fever) and non-allergic or vasomotor rhinitis. For children 6 and older and adults.

0.06%
Above age 5

Symptoms such as runny nose associated with allergies and colds.

Age 5 and above;
2 sprays per nostril 2 or 3 times a day.

Do not use for more than 3 weeks for allergies.

Ipratropium Nasal Spray0.06% Package Insert

Ipratropium Nasal Spray 0.03% Package Insert

Mometasone Furoate Monohydrate

Nasonex
Nasal Spray

 

Nasal Sprays

Management of symptoms of allergic rhinitis (hay fever) (seasonal and year-round) age 2 and older.

Prevention of seasonal allergic rhinitis (hay fever) symptoms age 12 and older (starting a 2 to 4 weeks before the season begins).

Children 3 to 11 years old:
1 spray in each nostril once a day.

Age 12 and older:
2 sprays in each nostril once a day.

 

 

Olopatadine

Patanase

Antihistamine

Nasal Sprays

Management of symptoms associated with seasonal allergic rhinitis (hay fever) age 12 and older.

Age 12 and older:

2 sprays each nostril twice daily.

[This is the same medication as Pataday and Patanol (eye drops).]

Oxymetazoline

Afrin and many other brands.

Many OTC generic brands.

Decongestant

 

To reduce nasal swelling.

Age 6 and older.

Use this for 3 days only.

 

Triamcinolone
Acetonide

Nasacort AQ

 

Nasal Sprays

Management of
symptoms associated with seasonal and
perennial
allergic rhinitis (hay fever)
age 6 and older.

Children 6 to 12: one to two sprays each nostril once a day.

Older than 12: 2 sprays into each nostril once a day.

 

Nasacort AQ Website


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