Drug Profile


Alternative Names: Afluon; Allergodil; Astelin; Astepro; Astepro Extra Strength; Astepro Once-Daily; Azelastine extra strength; Azelastine HCl; Azelastine hydrochloride; Azelastine nasal spray; MP03-33; MP03-36; Optilast; Optivar; Rhinolast

Latest Information Update: 10 Sep 2017

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At a glance

  • Originator Muro Pharmaceutical
  • Developer Meda
  • Class Antiallergics; Phthalazines; Small molecules
  • Mechanism of Action Histamine H1 receptor antagonists; Mast cell stabilisers
  • Orphan Drug Status

    Orphan designation is assigned by a regulatory body to encourage companies to develop drugs for rare diseases.

  • New Molecular Entity Yes

Highest Development Phases

  • Marketed Allergic conjunctivitis; Allergic rhinitis; Perennial allergic rhinitis; Rhinitis; Seasonal allergic rhinitis

Most Recent Events

  • 05 Aug 2016 Meda has been acquired by Mylan
  • 12 May 2014 Generic equivalent of Astepro® (intranasal) approved in USA for Allergic rhinitis
  • 20 Mar 2012 The EMA approves azelastine (improved formulation; Astepro®) for Allergic rhinitis in European Union
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