Dymista Nasal Spray
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Dymista is a nasal spray that is used to treat hayfever and allergy symptoms. It has two active ingredients: Azelastine is the antihistamine component which reduces the amount of histamine the body produces and lowers the allergic response, and fluticasone propionate is the steroid component which reduces inflammation of the nasal cavity and controls the response within those cells.
- Effective Hayfever Treatment
- Nasal Spray
- Contains Antihistamine & Steroid
- Relieves symptoms
What Is Dymista?
Dymista is a dual-action nasal spray used to help relieve nasal symptoms of allergies in individuals over the age of 12 years old. Commonly used in hay fever, Dymista contains two active ingredients. The treatment’s active ingredients are azelastine hydrochloride and a steroid called fluticasone propionate.
Azelastine is an antihistamine that works by interfering with the inflammatory pathway in the body and reduces symptoms such as swelling, redness and itchiness. Meanwhile, Fluticasone is a steroid, which also helps reduce inflammation. Combined, these ingredients are an effective treatment to reduce the common symptoms of hay fever.
What Is Dymista Used For?
Dymista nasal spray is mainly used to treat hay fever caused by common allergies, also known as allergic rhinitis. These include allergies to:
- House dust
- House mites
The dual-action nasal spray contains a steroid and antihistamine, and is effective in relieving hay fever symptoms.
How Does Dymista Work?
The two active ingredients of Dymista nasal spray - fluticasone propionate and azelastine hydrochloride combine to combat hay fever symptoms such as:
- Itchy nose
- A runny nose
- Itchy eyes
- Red eyes
- Watery eyes
The fluticasone in Dymista is a corticosteroid that works to reduce inflammation in your nasal passages, easing congestion. Azelastine, the antihistamine in this dual-action spray, blocks histamines, the natural substances produced by the immune system that are responsible for allergy symptoms.
Dymista vs Avamys
Avamys is also a nasal spray that is a treatment for allergy symptoms:
- Relieving congestion
- An itchy or runny nose
- Sneezing and red, watery or itchy eyes
Like Dymista, it contains a steroid - fluticasone furoate is Avamys’s active ingredient. Fluticasone furoate works in a similar way to fluticasone propionate, one of Dymista’s active ingredients, easing inflammation in the nasal passages. Unlike Dymista, Avamys isn’t a dual-action nasal spray and doesn’t contain an antihistamine. While Dymista is primarily for seasonal allergies, Avamys can be used to treat both seasonal and year-round allergies.
There is a slight difference between the normal dosages of Dymista and Avamys. While Dymista is sprayed once into each nostril, once per day, Avamys can be sprayed once or twice into each nostril, once or twice per day, although the Avamys starting dosage is usually once per day. According to research, compared to fluticasone propionate or azelastine used separately, Dymista is more effective in treating symptoms of seasonal allergies.
Dymista vs Beconase
Beconase – also available as the generic beclomethasone – is another nasal spray that treats allergic rhinitis symptoms. It contains the active ingredient beclometasone dipropionate which, like fluticasone propionate, is in the corticosteroid group of drugs.
Beclometasone dipropionate works in much the same way as fluticasone propionate, working to reduce the activity of the immune system, reducing inflammation and easing congestion to treat common allergy symptoms.
Dymista is intended for the treatment of seasonal allergic rhinitis, such as hay fever triggered by pollen in spring. In comparison, Beconase treats both perennial and seasonal allergic rhinitis, including hay fever triggered by pollen, animal hair and skin, dust, and vasomotor rhinitis, a condition that involves the dilation of the blood vessels in the nose. Unlike Dymista, which contains azelastine hydrochloride as one of its active ingredients, Beconase doesn’t contain an antihistamine.
Like fluticasone propionate, Beconase’s active ingredient beclomethasone is used in inhalers for the treatment of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Beclomethasone also comes in the form of a topical treatment for skin conditions, as well as in tablets for ulcerative colitis.
There are several potential side effects that are shared by Dymista and Beconase – including:
- Runny nose
- Dry throat
As with every steroid nasal spray, using more than the recommended dosage of Dymista or Beconase can increase the risk of side effects. While you cannot buy Dymista nasal spray over the counter in the UK, Beconase nasal spray does not require a prescription and can be bought over the counter.
Dymista Nasal Spray Reviews
Dymista has been praised by online reviewers for its effectiveness in treating seasonal allergy symptoms and ease of use.
Users have commented that Dymista eased their nasal congestion, allowing them to breathe more easily and sleep better. However, the main problem noted by some users is mild side effects. Among the side effects cited by users are headaches and an unpleasant odour or taste. Nevertheless, many have said the pros certainly outweigh the cons as Dymista works to effectively combat symptoms of hay fever and general seasonal allergies.
Can You Buy Dymista Nasal Spray Over The Counter?
To buy Dymista nasal spray in the UK, you will need a prescription. You cannot buy Dymista over the counter. Your suitability for Dymista will need to be assessed by a medical professional before you can purchase the nasal spray in the UK. After your suitability has been confirmed, a prescription for Dymista can be issued.
You can buy Dymista online at Cloud Pharmacy. After taking a short medical assessment, one of our online pharmacists will review your questionnaire. Your suitability for Dymista can then be confirmed, a prescription will be issued, and we can send out the treatment by next day delivery.
Dymista Nasal Spray Dosage
The normal dosage of Dymista nasal spray for adults and children over 12 is one spray into each nostril, twice a day. It is recommended that you spray using Dymista once in the morning and once in the evening. Each spray of Dymista contains 137 micrograms of azelastine hydrochloride and 50 mcg of fluticasone propionate. Therefore a spray of Dymista into each nostril twice a day amounts to 548 mcg of azelastine hydrochloride and 200 mcg of fluticasone propionate per day.
Dymista is not recommended for children under the age of 12. You should never exceed the recommended dose of Dymista, in order to avoid side effects and damage to your nostrils. Contact your pharmacist or doctor if you have any questions about the treatment.
How Long Does Dymista Stay In Your System?
The effects of Dymista nasal spray usually wear off from 12 hours to two days after use. After using Dymista nasal spray, the elimination half-life of azelastine hydrochloride is around 25 hours.
How to Use Dymista Nasal Spray
For it to be effective, you should take Dymista nasal spray as and when instructed. Follow the directions that came with your prescription, and never exceed the recommended dosage over 24 hours.
After you buy Dymista nasal spray and are using a new bottle, you might need to push on the nozzle a few times to release the mist. Several pushes of the nozzle may also be required if you haven’t used the bottle for a few days. Remove the cap and shake the bottle, before blowing your nose gently. Using your finger, close one of your nostrils and insert the nozzle into your open nostril – as you do this, tilt your head forward. Next, breathe in through your nose as you press the nozzle and release the mist, then breathe out of your mouth. The process is repeated in the other nostril, spraying just once.
If two sprays per nostril are required by your dosage, simply repeat the process in each nostril. After finishing, use a tissue to wipe down the nozzle and replace the cap.
How Long Does Dymista Take To Work?
Ideally, you should begin using Dymista a few days before you anticipate being exposed to allergens such as pollen, house dust and animal skin or hair. You can feel relief from Dymista as little as half an hour after taking it. However, it may take a few days to feel the full benefits of the treatment.
Dymista Side Effects
When used correctly at normal doses, Dymista nasal spray does not typically cause any serious side effects. Among the common potential side effects of Dymista nasal spray are:
- A bitter taste in the mouth
Should you experience signs of an allergic reaction – such as:
- Breathing difficulty
- Swelling of the face or throat
You should seek medical assistance immediately.
You should also stop taking the medicine and tell your doctor if you have:
- A nosebleed that is ongoing or severe
- Extreme drowsiness or fatigue
- Noisy breathing
- Crusting around the nostrils
- Blurred or tunnel vision
- Sores in the mouth
- White patches in the mouth
If you have been taking Dymista for over a few months, there is a small chance of side effects that are typical of steroid tablets, such as mood swings, sleeping difficulty and an increased appetite.
Patient Information Leaflet
Dymista Nasal Spray Treatment Patient Information Leaflet
For more information on Dymista Nasal Spray treatment, take a look at the patient information leaflet below:
Can Dymista be used long term?
Dymista nasal spray is suitable for long term use, but only when it is required.
Is Dymista safe during pregnancy?
If you are pregnant or think you may be pregnant, speak to a member of our team before using Dymista nasal spray.
Can I take Dymista with alcohol?
Alcohol can worsen or increase the chance of experiencing side effects of Dymista.
However, drinking in moderation whilst using Dymista spray should not cause a problem.
Can Dymista cause a sore throat or a dry mouth?
Dymista can cause soreness or dryness in the throat or mouth. If this continues, speak to your GP or pharmacist.
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