AAAAI Allergy & Asthma Medication Guide

 

Last updated December 2013

 

Nasal Sprays

Generic Name

Brand Name

Class

Photo

Use

Usual Dosage

Product Links (if available)

Azelastine

Astelin Nasal Spray

Antihistamine

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

Management of  symptoms associated with non-allergic/vasomotor rhinitis and allergic rhinitis 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

Seasonal and perennial allergic rhinitis 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

Seasonal allergic rhinitis 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 in 12 years or older

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

QNasl.com

Budesonide

Rhinocort

Nasal
Steroids

Seasonal and year round allergic rhinitis 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

 

Management of nasal symptoms associated with:

Seasonal allergic rhinitis age 6 and older.

Year round or perennial allergic rhinitis 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 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.

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


Seasonal and year round allergic rhinitis
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

 

Management of  symptoms associated with seasonal and perennial allergic rhinitis 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

Fluticasone Propionate

Flonase Nasal Spray

Fluticasone Nasal Propionate Generic

Generic products are also available.

 

 

Management of nasal symptoms associated with seasonal and year-round allergic and non-allergic rhinitis.

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

 0.03%
Management of  symptoms associated with rhinorrhea (runny nose) that is associated with seasonal allergic 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

 

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

Prevention of seasonal allergic rhinitis 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.

 

Nasonex Package Insert

Olopatadine

Patanase

Antihistamine

Management of symptoms associated with seasonal allergic rhinitis age 12 and older.

Age 12 and older:

2 sprays each nostril twice daily.

Patanase Website

[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

 

Management of
symptoms associated with seasonal and
perennial
allergic rhinitis
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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