Dymista vs. Flonase

Reviewed on 9/10/2020

Are Dymista and Flonase the Same Thing?

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

Flonase is also used to control of symptoms of non-allergic rhinitis.

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

Side effects of Dymista and Flonase that are similar include headache, nosebleeds, and sores or white patches inside or around your nose.

Side effects of Dymista that are different from Flonase include changes in taste, slow wound healing, and nasal Candida albicans infection.

Side effects of Flonase that are different from Dymista include back pain, sore throat, sneezing, cough, nausea, vomiting, menstrual problems, loss of interest in sex, and sinus pain.

Both Dymista and Flonase may interact with ritonavir and ketoconazole.

Dymista may also interact with alcohol and other central nervous system depressants.

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 Flonase?

Common side effects of Flonase include:

Common side effects of Flonase include:

  • headache,
  • back pain,
  • sore throat,
  • sneezing,
  • cough,
  • nausea,
  • vomiting,
  • menstrual problems,
  • loss of interest in sex,
  • nosebleeds,
  • sinus pain, and
  • sores or white patches inside mouth or around your nose.

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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 Flonase?

Flonase (fluticasone) is a synthetic steroid of the glucocorticoid family of drugs and is prescribed for the control of symptoms of allergic and non-allergic rhinitis.

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 Flonase?

Drug interactions and warnings include Norvir (ritonavir) and Nizoral (ketoconazole). Taking either one of these drugs with Flonase may increase the blood concentrations of Flonase and potentially increase its side effects.

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 Flonase be Taken?

The recommended starting dosage of Flonase in adults is 2 sprays (50 mcg of fluticasone propionate each) in each nostril once daily (total daily dose, 200 mcg).

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References
Mylan. Dymista Product Information

https://www.dymista.com/

GSK. Flonase Product Information

https://www.flonase.com/

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