Dymista vs. Astelin

Reviewed on 9/10/2020

Are Dymista and Astelin the Same Thing?

Dymista (azelastine hydrochloride and fluticasone propionate) Nasal Spray and Astelin (azelastine hydrochloride) Nasal Spray are used to relieve symptoms of seasonal allergic rhinitis.

Both Dymista and Astelin contain an antihistamine. Dymista also contains a corticosteroid.

Side effects of Dymista and Astelin that are similar include changes in taste/bitter taste in the mouth, headache, nosebleeds, and sores inside or around the nose.

Side effects of Dymista that are different from Astelin include white patches inside or around the nose, slow wound healing, and nasal Candida albicans infection.

Side effects of Astelin that are different from Dymista include drowsiness, dizziness, a burning feeling inside the nose, dry mouth, sore throat, sneezing fits, cough, runny nose, nausea, weight gain, muscle aches, and red eyes.

Both Dymista and Astelin may interact with alcohol and other medicines that make you sleepy (such as cold or allergy medicine, narcotic pain medicine, sleeping pills, muscle relaxers, and medicine for seizures, depression, or anxiety).

Dymista may also interact with ritonavir and ketoconazole.

Astelin may also interact with cimetidine.

What Are Possible Side Effects of Dymista?

Common side effects of Dymista include:

Side effects of Dymista include:

  • changes in taste,
  • headache,
  • nosebleeds,
  • sores or white patches inside or around your nose,
  • slow wound healing, or
  • nasal Candida albicans infection

What Are Possible Side Effects of Astelin?

Common side effects of Astelin include:

  • bitter taste in the mouth,
  • drowsiness,
  • dizziness,
  • sores or a burning feeling inside the nose,
  • nosebleeds,
  • dry mouth,
  • sore throat,
  • sneezing fits,
  • cough,
  • runny nose,
  • nausea,
  • weight gain,
  • muscle aches,
  • headache, and
  • red eyes.

Other side effects of Astelin Nasal Spray include:

  • strange feelings on the skin (e.g., pins and needles, crawling sensation).

Many people using Astelin Nasal Spray do not have serious side effects.

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What Is Dymista?

Dymista (azelastine hydrochloride and fluticasone propionate) Nasal Spray is a combination of an antihistamine and a corticosteroid indicated for the relief of symptoms of seasonal allergic rhinitis in patients 12 years of age and older who require treatment with both azelastine hydrochloride and fluticasone propionate for symptomatic relief.

What Is Astelin?

Astelin (azelastine hydrochloride) Nasal Spray is an antihistamine that prevents sneezing, itching, runny nose, and other nasal symptoms of allergies. Astelin Nasal Spray is available in generic form.

What Drugs Interact With Dymista?

Dymista may interact with ritonavir, ketoconazole, alcohol, or other central nervous system depressants. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant before using Dymista; it is not expected to be harmful to a fetus. It is unknown if Dymista passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

What Drugs Interact With Astelin?

Astelin may interact with other medicines that make you sleepy (such as cold or allergy medicine, narcotic pain medicine, sleeping pills, muscle relaxers, and medicine for seizures, depression, or anxiety), or cimetidine. Tell your doctor about all the prescriptions, over-the-counter medications, and supplements you use.

How Should Dymista be Taken?

The recommended dose of Dymista is 1 spray per nostril twice daily in adults and adolescents 12 years of age and older.

How Should Astelin be Taken?

The recommended dose of Astelin Nasal Spray in adults and children 12 years and older with seasonal allergic rhinitis is one or two sprays per nostril twice daily. The recommended dose of Astelin in children 5 years to 11 years of age is one spray per nostril twice daily. For vasomotor rhinitis, the dose is two sprays per nostril twice daily.

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References
Mylan. Dymista Product Information

https://www.dymista.com/

Dailymed. Astelin Product Information

https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?setid=46b2ddff-d40a-43ac-b027-4fac9fc2f4b9

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