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azelastine

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noun azel·a·stine \ ə-ˈze-lə-ˌstēn \

medical Definition of azelastine

:an antihistamine drug administered in the form of its hydrochloride C22H24ClN3O·HCl as a nasal spray to treat rhinitis and as eye drops to treat itching associated with allergic conjunctivitis
  • Azelastine may cause a transient bitter or metallic taste even when administered intranasally.
  • —F. Estelle R. Simons and Keith J. Simons, The New England Journal of Medicine, 9 June 1994

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