What is Dymista?
Dymista is a medicine that contains two active ingredients:
- Azelastine (an antihistamine) which suppresses allergic reactions
- Fluticasone (a corticosteroid or adrenal cortex hormone) which helps decrease inflammation.
The combination of these two ingredients in one nasal spray helps to relieve nasal symptoms such as a runny nose, nasal congestion and other symptoms associated with allergic rhinitis.
What is it used for?
Dymista is used to treat allergic rhinitis, a disorder of the nasal membranes and surrounding tissue, causing symptoms such as a runny nose, nasal congestion, sneezing, itchy nose and/or eyes, and red and/or watery eyes. There is a link between allergic rhinitis and hay fever, pet allergies, dust mite allergies and fungal allergies. The symptoms may be seasonal, as in the case of hay fever, or chronic. Dymista provides short-term relief, alleviating symptoms within 30 minutes of using the spray.
How to use Dymista
Before using the spray you should blow your nose thoroughly. Shake the bottle, insert the tip of the nozzle and spray one dose into one each nostril. After use wipe the spray with a tissue. We recommend cleaning the nasal spray once a week with warm water. See package leaflet for more information on the use and cleaning of the spray. If you have forgotten to use your spray, you may take the missed dose unless it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not use a double dose to make up for the forgotten one.
Unless otherwise prescribed by the doctor, the usual starting dose for adults and children is:
- One dose in each nostril, twice a day.
The duration of the treatment is determined by the doctor. Always follow the prescription exactly - never take more or less than the doctor recommends.
Dymista may have side effects. Reported side effects include:
- Nasal or throat irritation, fungal infection
- Eye problems, such as cataract or glaucoma (elevated eye pressure). If used for longer periods of time, it is advisable to have your eyes checked on a regular basis.
See package leaflet for a complete list of possible contraindications, warnings and other side effects.
Dymista nasal spray should only be used with the doctor’s approval if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Dymista does not affect your reaction time or interact with your ability to drive safely.
There are no known interactions between alcohol and Dymista.