Dymista Nasal Spray (Azelastine/Fluticasone) – Product Information
What is Dymista Nasal Spray used for?
Dymista Nasal Spray is approved for treatment of seasonal allergies that affect the nasal passage. It can be used by adults and children who are at least twelve years or older.
Some people’s immune system reacts to harmless substances in a way that leads to inflammation or allergies. There are two active ingredients, fluticasone and azelastine, that are able to change the inflammation of the nasal passage. Fluticasone is a corticosteroid with anti-inflammatory effects and this makes it ideal for curing allergies.
On the other hand, azelastine is an antihistamine. It works in two different ways. First, it stops the release of histamine from the mast cells. If histamine is released still, azelastine stops it from binding to histamine receptors. Histamine causes most allergy symptoms, making azelastine blocking role extremely important.
If you have been prescribed to use this nasal spray, the recommended dosage for seasonal allergic rhinitis is just one spray in each nostril two times a day. If it is for pediatric use, Dymista should only be used by kids who six years and over. Just like adults, they should use just one spray per nostril twice a day.
Prior to releasing the spray, shake the container gently. When using it for the first time, test the pump by spraying it at least six times or until you see a fine mist. In case you stop using your spray for two weeks, retest it in the same manner. A fine mist is a clear sign that your Dymista Nasal Spray will work effectively without causing side effects.
Ensure that you blow your nose prior to applying your daily dose. As you spray the medicine, inhale gently as you want it to reach only the inner surfaces of your nose instead of the throat and lungs. If you want to avoid nose bleeds, don’t spray this medicine toward your nasal septum. So, hold the bottle in your right hand to spray into the left nostril and vice-versa.
You might note some side effects. The strong ones are rare while the mild ones are likely to happen to anyone without causing them harm. Mild side effects are common too, and they include:
- Bad taste in the mouth
- Nose bleeding
Prior to using, make sure you have a discussion with your doctor. Tell them if there are some health issues you struggle with. Let them know if you have:
- Ulcers in the nose
- Herpes sores in your eyes
- Nasal injury or surgery