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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.
This medication comes in the singular strength of 137mcg/50mcg. Remember your dose is based on your medical background and your overall response to the treatment. If your doctor or pharmacist has given you some information in the form of a pamphlet, take the time to read up on this drug, and if you have any questions or concerns regarding this medication, please consult your doctor.
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 is Dymista nasal spray?
This medication is used to help relieve you of seasonal allergies, and the symptoms that come along with them such as a stuffy and runny nose, itching, sneezing, and post nasal drip.
How to use Dymista nasal spray?
In the beginning you should gently blow your nose, and shake the nasal spray gently before use. Remove the cap, tilt your head forward. And when placing the nozzle in your nostril be sure to point it away from the center of your nose and more towards the inside corner of your eye. While breathing in through your nose, firmly press down on the pump once. Repeat these steps for the next nostril. Once finished, replace the cap and store away.
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