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What is Dymista?
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 to use Dymista
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.
How do azelastine hydrochloride and fluticasone propionate relieve 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.
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.
Is Dymista suitable for pregnant or breastfeeding women?
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.
Is Dymista suitable for children?
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.
When should this medication not be used?
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
Are there any side effects?
Like all medicines, there’s a possibility that you may experience some side effects when you take Dymista, but these won’t affect everybody. Make sure to stop taking Dymista and seek immediate medical help if you experience any signs of an allergic reaction (swelling of the face, lips, tongue or throat, difficulty breathing or skin rash). Some side effects of Dymista may include:
A bitter taste in your mouth, particularly if you tilt your head backwards whilst using the nasal spray
Slight irritation of the inside of the nose, causing stinging, itching or sneezing
Nasal dryness, cough, dry throat or throat irritation
For more information on very rare side effects, refer to the patient information leaflet. 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.
Do I need a prescription for Dymista?
You do need a prescription for Dymista in the UK. Our healthcare professionals can provide prescriptions if they think this treatment would be right for you and your condition. When you click the button which reads “Start Consultation” at the top of this page, you’ll see a short questionnaire set up by our healthcare team which is designed to help them understand your medical needs. 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. You’ll then be able to pay for your medication and we’ll send it out to you quickly and in discreet packaging.
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.
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.
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