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Rhinolast is a prescription-only antihistamine nasal spray used to alleviate irritating symptoms of common allergies. Helping to ease congestion, prevent an itchy nose and relieves sneezing as well as a blocked nose.
Get your prescription of Rhinolast nasal spray online today from The Independent Pharmacy and get fast, affordable, hassle-free delivery from the comfort of your home.
What is Rhinolast and what is it used for?
Rhinolast nasal spray contains the antihistamine Azelastine hydrochloride. Antihistamines are designed to provide relief from the symptoms of allergies that specifically affect the nose (allergic rhinitis). These symptoms include;
- a runny nose
Azelastine hydrochloride has proven effective against allergies to pollens (hay fever), as well as allergies to household irritants, such as dust mites and animal dander.
Rhinolast is manufactured by Mylan and is available in a 22ml bottle containing approximately 140 metered sprays. This nasal spray is available on prescription and can be used by adults and children over the age of 6 years.
What is allergic rhinitis?
Allergic rhinitis occurs as a result of a hypersensitive immune system. When an allergen enters the nose, the immune system attacks it, mistaking the allergen for something more serious, such as an infection. This will trigger an immune response, which causes the body to produce extra mucus and release chemicals known as histamines resulting in inflammation in the nasal passages.
This reaction leads to symptoms that include; congestion and sneezing. Allergic rhinitis is a very common condition. In The UK alone, it affects approximately 20% of people. It is not fully understood why these allergies develop. However, sometimes they run in families.
How does Rhinolast work?
Rhinolast contains the active ingredient Azelastine hydrochloride, which is a medicine known as an antihistamine. It works by blocking the action of the chemical histamine that is released as a reaction to an allergen. By preventing this chemical action Rhinolast reduces and prevents allergic symptoms.
How quickly does Rhinolast work?
Rhinolast spray will provide antihistamine relief for approximately 12 hours. However, if your allergic rhinitis is caused by severe inflammation, Rhinolast may take a few days to reach its full effect.
Alternative Treatments to Rhinolast
Another prescription-only nasal spray used to treat allergic rhinitis is Dymista. Dymista contains both an antihistamine and a corticosteroid. You must not use Rhinolast and Dymista at the same time, as you will exceed the recommended dose of antihistamine.
These are some of the other alternative antihistamine and steroidal treatments available here at The Independent Pharmacy:
- Over-the-counter antihistamines such as Piriton, Loratadine and Cetirizine
- Prescription antihistamines like Telfast or Xyzal
- Over-the-counter nasal sprays such as Pirinase or Beclometasone
- Prescription-only nasal sprays such as Avamys, Flixonase or Nasonex
- Eye drop solutions like Opticrom or Optilast
You should try over-the-counter (OTC) treatment before moving onto a prescription-only medicine. You can find the above medicines and more over on our hay fever treatments page.
There are some non-medicinal methods to help combat hay fever symptoms. Some of these may include:
- Wear wrap-around sunglasses
- Keep windows closed when it is a day with a high pollen count.
- Try to have a shower after a day almost straight away. This will remove any trapped pollen grains from your hair and or skin.
Reading the following warnings carefully will help to ensure you are selecting an appropriate product.
Do not use Rhinolast if the following applies to you:
- If you are and allergic to any of the ingredients
- If you are under the age of 6 years
Rhinolast pregnancy and breastfeeding
Speak to a doctor or pharmacist before using Rhinolast if you are trying to become or you are currently pregnant or are breastfeeding.
Please read all packaging and the Patient Information Leaflet before taking any new medicine and inform your doctor of medicines you are taking or intend to take.
How to use Rhinolast
Adults and children over the age of 6 years: Use 1 spray in each nostril in the morning and in the evening.
- Blow your nose before use
- Remove the protective cap
- Before the first use, press the pump several times until an even spray emerges
- Spray once into each nostril keeping head upright
- Wipe the pump nozzle and replace the protective cap
If the medicine has passed its expiry date, or if the bottle has been open for more than 6 months, do not use it. If you still require Rhinolast, ask your doctor for a new prescription. This is to ensure that the solution remains sterile.
The active ingredient in Rhinolast Nasal Spray is: Azelastine hydrochloride 0.1% w/v.
The other ingredients are: Hypromellose, disodium edetate, citric acid, disodium phosphate, sodium chloride and purified water.
Rhinolast side effects
Not everyone will experience side effects when they take Rhinolast. However, the most common side effect reported is:
- an unpleasant taste in your mouth. This may cause you to feel nauseous.
In rare circumstances, Rhinolast can cause irritation to the inside of your nose.
If you are concerned about these effects, or if the product affects you in any other way, stop using it and talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
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Rhinolast Nasal Spray FAQs
The price includes the medication you have selected, the private consultation with our doctor or pharmacist and, if the purchase is over £40, it also includes free standard delivery. Under £40, standard delivery is £2.95 and all items are sent using a Royal Mail Tracked Service.
Just select ‘Start Consultation’ next to the product above, or on the links below.
You will need to fill in a simple health questionnaire so that our GPs and Pharmacists can ensure it is safe for us to supply your Rhinolast to you. It only takes a few minutes, and your treatment can be delivered to your door as soon as the next working day.
Rhinolast is a prescription-only hay fever treatment. For that reason, to ensure the safety of our patients and the legal operating of our pharmacy, we only supply a maximum of 3 packs of treatment at one time.
This allows us to balance offering our patients an adequate supply of treatment with regular checks on their condition, symptoms, and effectiveness of treatment. This model ensures the perfect mix of convenience with optimal health and safety.
If you have no adverse effects and your hay fever is well controlled, you can log in and easily re-order another supply.
The active ingredient in Rhinolast is an antihistamine called azelastine hydrochloride. It is present in a strength of 0.1%. It also contains several inactive ingredients. For more details, please see the ‘Ingredients’ tab above.
Yes – we understand that sometimes you will want your treatment as soon as possible. If ordered before 4pm Monday to Friday, Rhinolast is available for next-day delivery.
Yes – as long as you are buying from a website that is a legally operating and regulated pharmacy, it is perfectly safe to buy Rhinolast online.
The Independent Pharmacy is an NHS Online Pharmacy based in Bristol and has all the necessary regulation to be able to safely provide convenient access to genuine prescription treatments through our Online Pharmacy and Online Doctor.
All of our hay fever treatments are supplied by the same UK-based wholesalers used by the large high-street chains such as Lloyds and Boots.
There are many advantages to buying allergic rhinitis treatment online, some include:
- It's quick and easy- there is no need to spend time at the doctor or pharmacy.
- Fast delivery- We offer same day dispatch before 4pm and fast delivery to your address of choice with Royal Mail.
- Great prices- we are able to offer very competitive prices and we guarantee to beat any other Online Doctor service.
- A wealth of information - we provide all the information you could need on Rhinolast and other allergy treatments, in easy to digest formats, at a time that suits you.
Rhinolast is available on the NHS from your GP if you have been diagnosed with breathing problems due to allergies. This is normally where we suggest people start their treatment, to ensure that their condition is properly diagnosed and any possible serious symptoms are addressed.
Many people can find it difficult to fit in time to see their GP or hard to get an appointment at all! It can, therefore, be more convenient to order your treatment online and have it delivered to your home or work address with minimum fuss. We also provide complete support to allow you to get any questions answered by our professional team by phone, email or live chat.