RX STRENGTH AZELASTINE HCL 205.5 MCG IS OTC!

RX STRENGTH AZELASTINE HCL 205.5 MCG IS OTC!

A FASTER* COUNTDOWN TO ONSET OF RELIEF WITH FLEXIBLE PRN DOSING1-9

A FASTER* COUNTDOWN TO ONSET OF RELIEF WITH FLEXIBLE PRN DOSING1-9

 

Recommend the first10 and only11 OTC nasal antihistamine spray—for adults and children age 6+9

*Compared with other steroid allergy sprays, on day 1.

 

PRN NASAL SYMPTOM RELIEF THAT STARTS WORKING IN

Astepro® Allergy is different than INS sprays

  • Starts working in 30 minutes1,8,† while INS sprays take hours to start to provide relief. Can take between 3 and 14 days to reach maximum efficacy levels2-7,‡
  • Flexibility to dose PRN, once or twice a day, versus the leading allergy spray products that recommend daily dosing schedules that may not match patient usage behavior9,12,13,§

See how Astepro® compares with INS

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INS, intranasal steroid.
*Compared with other steroid allergy sprays, on day 1.
On day 1.
INS onset based on various product information; time to maximum efficacy depends on the INS brand.
§In a survey of allergy patients that included nasal spray users (n=732), 42% of patients said they administer their INS “some days and not others.”12
||Up to twice daily.

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