Dymista | azelastine and fluticasone is a nasal spray that is used to treat seasonal allergies in patients who are 12 years of age and older. Azelastine is an antihistamine that prevents symptoms of allergies such as sneezing, watery eyes, and runny nose. Fluticasone is a steroid that prevents imflammation.
Dymista is a combination of azelastine and fluticasone. Azelastine is an antihistamine that reduces the effects of a naturally occurring compound known as histamine, which is produced during allergic reactions and causes increased mucus production. Fluticasone’s exact mechanism of action is unknown; it is a steroid medication that is thought to prevent inflammation by inhibiting the release of chemicals which cause the inflammatory response.
Before the first use of Dymista, shake the medicine well and do six test sprays away from your face. Once a fine mist appears, the medication is ready to use. Before each additional use, shake the bottle gently. A typical dose of Dymista is one spray for each nostril twice a day.
It may take a few days before the body reacts to the medication and symptoms improve.
To ensure that there are no harmful effects on your sinuses or nose, you will need regular check-ups with your doctor.
Throw Dymista away after using 120 sprays, even if there is still product in the bottle.