Ms 2012-04-05 03:42:30
i am interested in hearing comparisons of the three antihistamine nasal
sprays in the title–efficacy, taste (probably bad on all, but which are
Please do NOT discuss and compare other types of nasal sprays in this
thread, such as steroid (Flonase, Nasonex, etc.), decongestant (Afrin,
etc.), atrovent, etc., etc., etc. Discuss those in other threads, but this
particular thread is only about antihistamine sprays, such as those in the
title. (Those are the names in the USA. They might have other names
Has Astelin become available now as a generic in the USA? (I’m wondering,
since that company now came out with their new brand name version-Aste-Pro.)
Pavane 2012-04-05 03:42:32
| sprays in the title–efficacy, taste (probably bad on all, but which are
| worse), etc.
| Please do NOT discuss and compare other types of nasal sprays in this
| thread, such as steroid (Flonase, Nasonex, etc.), decongestant (Afrin,
| etc.), atrovent, etc., etc., etc. Discuss those in other threads, but this
| particular thread is only about antihistamine sprays, such as those in the
Thank you for having cross-posted your message, a distinct violation
of Usenet protocols, in addition to your obviously disdainful tone.
Ms 2012-04-05 03:42:34
Weird post, pavane somewhere-something?
Obviously disdainful tone, in asking a question about antihistamine nasal
Are you from the usenet police? Is that your job? Then why don’t you go
after all the spammers that have ruined Usenet? That is where cross-posting
is bad–people who post spam (whether commercial, or some political message,
or whatever) to thousands of unrelated newsgroups.
There is nothing wrong with asking a question, whose topic might be of
interest to readers if more than one newsgroup, to post it to a few related
newsgroups. I think the question I asked could be of interest to people in
the four ngs I posted it to. That is a frequent practice on Usenet.
I shouldn’t waste my time responding to your ridiculous post though.
Please, let’s get this back on topic, and not get it sidetracked.
Can anyone here compare two or three of these different nasal antihistamine
Nexus7 2012-04-05 03:42:39
I can’t compare, as it’s the first such spray I’ve used, but there’s
no generic Astelin. My ENT gave me a coupon that capped the co-pay at
$15 IIRC. The pharmacy, Jewel-Osco, Chicago, said there’s no generic.
As for efficacy, it does result in a better flow through my nose. The
bitter taste, mingled with the sweetener, hangs around for a few
hours. It does have benzalkonium chloride in it.
Nexus7 2012-04-05 03:42:41
Oh, I got the Aste-Pro (0.15%) formulation of the Astelin, and all the
comments above are for that.
Tm 2012-04-05 03:42:55
Patanase has less than 1% drowsiness rate and 88 percent of patients
do not sense a bad taste from it. It works in 30 minutes.