What is Dymista nasal spray?
Dymista nasal spray contains two active ingredients: fluticasone propionate (50 micrograms per actuation) and azelastine hydrochloride (137 micrograms per actuation).
Fluticasone is an anti-inflammatory steroid medicine, which safely helps to treat the symptoms of allergic rhinitis (an inflammation of the inside of the nose caused by an allergy such as hay fever). Azelastine is an antihistamine.
Dymista nasal spray is designed to be used twice a day, and can prevent hay fever symptoms from taking hold when used regularly. The combination of an anti-inflammatory and an antihistamine means that it works quickly – usually within 30 minutes – but also has a longer-term preventative effect against hay fever symptoms.
How to use Dymista nasal spray
For the treatment of allergic rhinitis in adults and adolescents over the age of 12, the recommended starting dose is to use one actuation into each nostril, twice a day, in the morning and evening. However, Dymista nasal spray is not suitable for children under the age of 12.
Dymista works best when used regularly. It is suitable for long-term use and by using it every day over the period that you are exposed to your allergy, you'll get the maximum benefit. It's important to read the enclosed leaflet carefully before using Dymista.
Is Dymista nasal spray suitable for me?
In some situations, you’ll be advised to use Dymista nasal spray with caution – or it may not even be recommended at all. For example, people with liver problems, tuberculosis, glaucoma, or cataracts; children under 12, or pregnant or breastfeeding women will need detailed discussions with the doctor to ensure it’s suitable.
You must make the doctor aware if you are taking any other medicines, either prescribed for you by your doctor or purchased from a pharmacy. Dymista nasal spray may not be suitable for you, or may need to be used with caution if you are taking some medicines, such as other steroid medicines (especially ones taken by mouth), ritonavir, or ketoconazole (by mouth). If you are allergic to fluticasone propionate or azelastine hydrochloride, or any of the other ingredients, this nasal spray will not be suitable for you.
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What are the side effects of Dymista nasal spray?
Dymista nasal spray should be regarded in the same way as all medicines, in that it can cause side effects. You may or may not experience them. Side effects that are considered to be common include nose bleeds, headaches, and sensations of unpleasant tastes or smells. Less common side effects include nasal discomfort or a dry mouth. If you experience any of these, you should talk to your doctor.
To view the full list of potential side effects, and any other important information you’ll need ahead of starting this treatment, please read the patient leaflet provided in the pack. You can also view the leaflet online here.