Rhinolast belongs to a group of medicines called antihistamines. These work by preventing the effects of histamine that
the body produces as part of an allergic reaction.
Rhinolast is used to treat allergic rhinitis. This is an allergy which may affect you only at certain times of the year (for
example, allergy to pollen, called hay fever), or all year round (for example, allergy to the house dust mites or dog
and cat hairs).
Usually it affects you by causing a runny nose, sneezing, itching or blocked nose. Rhinolast should help control these
This product may be used by adults and children aged 6 years and older.
Uses / Instructions
Adults and children 6 years and older:
The usual dose is one squirt into each nostril in the morning and then again in the evening.
See patient information leaflet for more details on usage.
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
These effects include:
Common (may affect up to 1 in 10 people):
An unpleasant taste in your mouth especially if you tilt your head backwards when you are using the nasal spray. In rare cases the unpleasant taste might cause you to feel sick.
Uncommon (may affect up to 1 in 100 people):
Slight irritation of the inside of the nose (stinging, itching), sneezing and epitaxis.
Very rare (may affect up to 1 in 10,000 people):
Hypersensitivity reactions (such as rash, pruritus, urticaria).
The active substance is azelastine hydrochloride 0.1% w/v.
Each squirt provides 140 micrograms azelastine hydrochloride.
The other ingredients are hypromellose, disodium edetate, sodium citrate, disodium phosphate, sodium chloride and purified water.