Compare Olopatadine vs. Astepro

Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.

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Relieves nasal allergy symptoms.

Astepro (Azelastine) is a prescription-only antihistamine nasal spray that can help with your allergy or nasal symptoms without exposing the rest of your body to the medicine.

Upsides
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  • Astepro (Azelastine) lowers the number of nasal symptoms you'll get during allergy season.
  • Works faster than steroid nasal sprays and can be used as needed.
  • Most people don't have any side effects since it works in the nose and doesn't affect the rest of your body.
  • Won't make you feel sleepy.
  • Works just as well as steroid nasal sprays.
Downsides
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  • In older versions of the medicine, you can get a bitter taste in your mouth after spraying it into your nose.
  • Can cause nose bleeds if the spray nozzle is inserted into your nose wrongly.
  • Need a prescription to get Astepro (Azelastine).
  • It's good for 200 sprays, but there isn't a counter to help you keep track of sprays.
Used for
  • Allergic conjunctivitis Seasonal allergic rhinitis
Dosage forms
  • Eye drops
  • Nasal spray
  • Nasal spray
Price
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Side effects
The Pataday (Olopatadine) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
4possible side effects
  • Rhinitis
    17%
  • Cough
    11%
  • Conjunctivitis
    5%
  • Asthma
    5%
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Risks and risk factors
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  • Driving impairment
    • Taking with alcohol
    • Taking other medicines that make you less alert
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