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Dymista Patient Information Including Side Effects
Brand Names: Dymista
Generic Name: azelastine and fluticasone nasal (Pronunciation: AY zel AS teen and floo TIK a sone)
- What is azelastine and fluticasone nasal (Dymista)?
- What are the possible side effects of azelastine and fluticasone nasal (Dymista)?
- What is the most important information I should know about azelastine and fluticasone nasal (Dymista)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking azelastine and fluticasone nasal (Dymista)?
- How should I use azelastine and fluticasone nasal (Dymista)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Dymista)?
- What happens if I overdose (Dymista)?
- What should I avoid while using azelastine and fluticasone nasal (Dymista)?
- What other drugs will affect azelastine and fluticasone nasal (Dymista)?
- Where can I get more information?
What is azelastine and fluticasone nasal (Dymista)?
Azelastine is an antihistamine that reduces the effects of natural chemical histamine in the body. Histamine can produce symptoms of sneezing, itching, watery eyes, and runny nose.
Fluticasone is a steroid. It prevents the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation.
The combination of azelastine and fluticasone is used to treat nasal symptoms such as congestion, sneezing, and runny nose caused by seasonal allergies. Fluticasone nasal is for use in adults and children who are at least 12 years old.
Fluticasone nasal may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
What are the possible side effects of azelastine and fluticasone nasal (Dymista)?
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:
- severe or ongoing nosebleeds;
- noisy breathing, runny nose, or crusting around your nostrils;
- redness, sores, or white patches in your mouth or throat;
- fever, chills, weakness, nausea, vomiting, flu symptoms;
- any wound that will not heal; or
- blurred vision, eye pain, or seeing halos around lights.
Less serious side effects may include:
- minor nosebleed;
- altered sense of taste;
- headache; or
- sinus pain, cough, sore throat.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Read the Dymista (azelastine hydrochloride and fluticasone propionate) Side Effects Center for a complete guide to possible side effects
What is the most important information I should know about azelastine and fluticasone nasal (Dymista)?
You should not use this medication if you are allergic to azelastine (Astelin, Astepro, Optivar) or fluticasone (Advair, Cutivate, Flovent, Flonase, Veramyst), or if you are also taking ritonavir (Norvir, Kaletra).
Before using azelastine and fluticasone nasal, tell your doctor if you have glaucoma or cataracts, diabetes, herpes simplex virus of your eyes, tuberculosis or any other infection, sores or ulcers inside your nose, or if you have recently had injury of or surgery on your nose.
It may take up to several days of using this medicine before your symptoms improve. Tell your doctor if your symptoms do not improve after a week of treatment.
Fluticasone can lower blood cells that help your body fight infections. Avoid being near people who are sick or have infections. Call your doctor for preventive treatment if you are exposed to chicken pox or measles. These conditions can be serious or even fatal in people who are using steroid medication.
Do not share this medication with other people, even if they have the same symptoms you have.
Do not give this medicine to a child younger than 12 years old without medical advice. Steroid medication can affect growth in children. Talk with your doctor if you think your child is not growing at a normal rate while using this medication.
Throw the medication away after you have used 120 sprays, even if there is still medicine left in the bottle.
Additional Dymista Information
- Dymista Drug Interactions Center: azelastine-fluticasone nasl
- Dymista Side Effects Center
- Dymista FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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