Just a few questions from our Pharmacist before you checkout to make sure this medicine is safe for you.
Dymista is a nasal spray containing the active ingredients azelastine hydrochloride, an antihistamine, and fluticasone propionate, a corticosteroid. These ingredients work together to relieve the symptoms of hay fever and allergies by blocking the production of histamines and reducing inflammation. Dymista can relieve symptoms such as a runny nose and sneezing caused by moderate to severe seasonal and perennial rhinitis caused by pollen, house mites, mould, dust or pets.
How Dymista relieves allergy symptoms
One spray of Dymista contains 137mg of azelastine hydrochloride, an antihistamine, and 50mg of fluticasone propionate, a corticosteroid. Antihistamines work by preventing the effects of histamine, a chemical released by the body during an allergic reaction, reducing the symptoms of hay fever or allergic rhinitis. Corticosteroids work by reducing the inflammation caused by an overly reactive immune system.
To feel the benefit of Dymista, it’s vital that you use it regularly. This medicine is suitable for long-term use and the duration of the treatment should correspond to the period in which you experience your allergy symptoms (throughout spring and summer for hay fever sufferers, for example).
For adults and children over the age of 12, the recommended dose is one spray into each nostril in the morning and evening. Children under 12 years old should not use this medicine.
Before using Dymista, blow your nose to clear your nostrils. To use the nasal spray, start by shaking the bottle gently for 5 seconds by tilting it upwards and downwards and removing the protective cap. Put two fingers on either side of the spray pump and place your thumb on the bottom of the bottle. Hold the bottle upright, tilt your head downwards and carefully insert the spray tip into one nostril, closing the other nostril with your finger. Press down once to release a spray of medicine whilst breathing in through your nose. After repeating in the other nostril, clean the spray tip with a clean tissue and replace the protective cap.
Like all medicines, there’s a possibility that you may experience some side effects when you take Avamys, but these won’t affect everybody. Make sure to stop taking Avamys and seek immediate medical help if you experience any signs of an allergic reaction (swelling of the face, lips, tongue or throat and difficulty breathing). Other side effects may include:
- Minor nosebleeds
- Nasal ulceration, which may cause irritation or discomfort in your nose or streaks of blood when you blow your nose
- Shortness of breath
- Pain, burning irritation, soreness or dryness in the inside of the nose (uncommon)
- Small holes (perforations) in the ridge inside the nose that separates the nostrils (very rare)
Avamys may also cause slow growth in children, blurred vision or temporary changes to vision, or chest tightness causing difficulty breathing. The frequency of these side effects cannot be estimated from the available data.
If you experience any side effects, including any not included in the patient information leaflet, you can report them using the MHRA Yellow Card Scheme.
Dymista is usually safe for most adults and children over 12. You should not, however, take Dymista if you are allergic to azelastine hydrochloride, fluticasone propionate or any of the other ingredients in this medicine. Talk to your doctor or Chemist4U pharmacist before taking this medicine if:
- You are taking any other medicines or herbal remedies, including those obtained without a prescription
- You had a recent operation on your nose
- You have an infection in your nose that hasn’t been treated
- You have tuberculosis or an untreated infection
- You have a change in vision or a history of increased ocular pressure, glaucoma and/or cataracts
- You suffer from impaired adrenal function
- You suffer from liver disease
Pregnancy and Breastfeeding
If you’re pregnant, think you may be pregnant, trying for a baby or breastfeeding, you should speak to your doctor or Chemist4U pharmacist before using Dymista to make sure it’s right for you and your baby.
Dymista is not recommended for children under the age of 12. If your child is suffering from hayfever or other allergy symptoms, speak to a Chemist4U pharmacist for suitable alternatives or browse our wide range of allergy treatments.
This product is a medicine; make sure to speak to your doctor or Chemist4U pharmacist before taking this product if you have an underlying medical problem or are taking any other medicine or complementary therapy. If your symptoms get worse or continue after taking this product, contact us or your doctor. For medical services in your area, please refer to https://www.nhs.uk
If you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant, or breastfeeding, speak to your doctor or our pharmacist before taking this product. If you suffer from any allergies, ask your doctor or our pharmacist if this medicine is right for you.
Store all medicines out of sight and reach of children.
Please read the included leaflet carefully before using this product.
Please contact your GP if appropriate regarding this product.
Keep out of sight and reach of children. Do not use Dymista after the expiry date, referring to the last day of the month stated on the packaging. Once opened, dispose of this medicine after 6 months.
The active substances are: azelastine hydrochloride and fluticasone propionate. One actuation (0.14g) delivers 137 micrograms azelastine hydrochloride and 50 micrograms fluticasone propionate. Other excipients: disodium edetate, glycerol, microcrystalline cellulose, carmellose sodium, polysorbate 80, phenylethyl alcohol and purified water. Contains benzalkonium Chloride.
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What causes hay fever?
Hayfever is a common allergic condition that affects up to one in five people.
It usually affects people in the spring and summer when plants start to release pollen, a fine powder let out by plants as part of their reproductive cycle.
The proteins in pollen can cause your nose, throat, eyes and sinuses to become swollen and inflamed.
The main three types of pollen that can trigger allergic reactions are tree pollen, grass pollen and weed pollen.
Do I need a prescription for this medication?
You do need a prescription for this medication in the UK.
Our healthcare professionals can provide prescriptions if they think this treatment would be right for you and your condition.
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Just like an in-person consultation with your GP, our doctors will assess your answers to their questions and write a prescription for the treatment they think will be best for you.
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