Azelastine/Fluticasone Nasal Spray Side Effects
Common Side EffectsAzelastine/fluticasone nasal spray has been studied extensively in clinical trials. In these studies, the side effects that occurred in a group of people using the drug were documented and compared to those that were reported in other groups given a similar product that did not contain any active ingredients (a placebo), an azelastine nasal spray, or a fluticasone nasal spray (this product contains both azelastine and fluticasone). As a result, it was possible to see what side effects occurred, how often they appeared, and how they compared to the group not using the placebo.
In short-term studies, the most common azelastine/fluticasone nasal spray side effects included:
- A distorted sense of taste -- in up to 4 percent of people
- Headache -- up to 2 percent
- Nosebleeds -- up to 2 percent.
Final ThoughtsYou may experience some or none of the side effects listed in this article. Unfortunately, there is no way for your healthcare provider to know beforehand if you will have problems with a medicine that you have never tried.
Therefore, make sure to let your healthcare provider know if you develop any side effects while using azelastine/fluticasone nasal spray or if something "just does not seem right." While it may not be related to the medication, your healthcare provider will be able to diagnose and treat the problem.