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What are the side effects of Astelin?

Like many medications, Astelin (azelastine) has a number of side effects. The most common side effects are feeling drowsy and having a bad taste in your mouth. Headaches, achy muscles, pain, nausea, gaining weight, weakness, tiredness and dizziness are also common. Other side effects that occur less commonly include: bloody noses, burning sensation in your nose, dry mouth, sore throat and sneezing. None of these stated side effects require medical attention. However, there are a few side effects that warrant medical attention. These symptoms include: excessive coughing, quickened heart rate, eye pain, blurred vision, red eyes, sudden changes in vision, difficulty breathing, a chest that feels like it is being squeezed, shortness of breath, wheezing, rash, hives, itchy skin and mouth sores.

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