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What is Dymista Nasal Spray (Azelastine/Fluticasone))prescribed for?
Seasonal allergies are a result from grass, weeds, tree pollen, or various molds. And their symptoms are stuffy and runny nose, itching, sneezing, and post nasal drip.
This medication contains two drugs: Azelastine and Fluticasone. Azelastine is an antihistamine, And it works by blocking out natural substances known as histamines that are responsible for the allergic symptoms. Fluticasone belongs to a class of drugs known as corticosteroids, and it functions by reducing the inflammation in the nasal passages.
Read any information given to you by your doctor, before you start using this medication.
Make sure to gently blow your nose before use. When you are ready to use however, make sure to gently shake the container. Then follow the instructions given to you to do a test spray into the air, especially if this is your first time using it or if this is your first time using it in over a week.
Use the medication as directed by your doctor. It is usually taken twice a day in both nostrils. Do not spray in eyes or mouth. If the medication gets in the eyes, make sure to flush thoroughly with water.
Before taking this medication, tell your doctor if you are allergic to Azelastine and Fluticasone; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history. Especially if you have had any of the following; recent nose problems (such as injury, ulcers, surgery), current/past infections (including tuberculosis, herpes eye infection), certain eye problems (glaucoma, cataracts).
Common side effects of this medication do include the following; Drowsiness, nasal dryness/irritation, mild nosebleeds, or a change in the sense of taste. It is best to speak with your doctor promptly if you are experiencing any of these side effects.
However unlikely, these serious side effects should to brought to you doctor’s attention right way; severe nosebleeds, pain in your nose, a whistling sound when you breathe, eye pain, signs of infection (such as sore throat that doesn't go away, white patches in your nose/back of your throat, fever, chills).
Rarely, it is possible that corticosteroids given in the nose will be absorbed into the bloodstream. This can lead to side effects of too much corticosteroid. These side effects are more likely in children and people who use this medication for a long time and in high doses. Tell your doctor right away if any of the following side effects occur: unusual/extreme tiredness, weight loss, headache, swelling ankles/feet, increased thirst/urination, vision problems.
A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, get medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.
What happens if I suddenly stop taking this medication?
There may be a relapse in symptoms as well as side effects. You should speak your doctor before stop taking this medication.
What is the best dosage to take?
The diagnosis with your doctor will be able to determine the best dosage for your treatment. Work with your doctor closely for dosage and dosing schedules.
What happens if I miss a dose?
You should take the missed dose as soon you realize you have forgotten. If the forgotten dose is closer to your next scheduled dose, take the next schedule dose to avoid overlapping in dose.
What is the best way to store this medication?
This medication is stored at room temperature, and should be kept away from children and pets. Do not throw away this medication in the wastebasket. If you are uncertain how to dispose of this medication speak with your pharmacist for help in safely disposing of this medication.
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