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Nasonex vs. Dymista

Reviewed on 3/21/2019

Are Nasonex and Dymista the Same Thing?

Nasonex (mometasone furoate monohydrate) Nasal Spray and Dymista (azelastine hydrochloride and fluticasone propionate) are used to treat nasal symptoms such as congestion, sneezing, and runny nose caused by seasonal or year-round allergies.

Nasonex Nasal Spray is also used to treat nasal polyps in adults.

Nasonex and Dymista both contain steroids. Dymista also contains an antihistamine.

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

Side effects of Nasonex that are different from Dymista include stuffy nose, sore throat, cough, muscle or joint pain, nausea, nose/throat dryness or irritation, or blood-tinged mucus/phlegm.

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

Both Nasonex and Dymista may interact with antifungal medicines or antiviral medicines to treat HIV/AIDS.

Nasonex may also interact with antibiotics or antidepressants.

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

What Are Possible Side Effects of Nasonex?

Common side effects of Nasonex include:

  • headache,
  • stuffy nose,
  • sore throat,
  • cough,
  • muscle or joint pain,
  • nausea,
  • nose/throat dryness or irritation,
  • blood-tinged mucus/phlegm,
  • sores or white patches inside or around your nose, and
  • nosebleeds.

Tell your doctor if you experience serious side effects of Nasonex Nasal Spray including pain or sores in your nose, white patches in your nose or mouth, or painful swallowing/trouble swallowing.

What Are Possible Side Effects of Dymista?

Common 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 Is Nasonex?

Nasonex (mometasone furoate monohydrate) Nasal Spray is a steroid used to treat nasal symptoms such as congestion, sneezing, and runny nose caused by seasonal or year-round allergies. Nasonex Nasal Spray is also used to treat nasal polyps in adults.

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.

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What Drugs Interact With Nasonex?

This medication may interact with other drugs.

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.

How Should Nasonex Be Taken?

The recommended dose of Nasonex for adults and children 12 years and older for treatment or prevention of the nasal symptoms of seasonal allergic and perennial allergic rhinitis, or nasal congestion associated with seasonal allergic rhinitis is 2 sprays in each nostril once daily (total daily dose of 200 mcg). The pediatric dose for children 2-11 years is one spray in each nostril once daily (100 mcg). To treat nasal polyps in adults, the dose is 2 sprays in each nostril twice daily (400 mcg). Two sprays in each nostril once daily (200 mcg) is effective in some patients.

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.

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References

Merck. Nasonex Product Information.
https://www.merck.com/product/usa/pi_circulars/n/nasonex/nasonex_pi.pdf
Mylan Inc. Dymista Product Information.
https://gsksource.com/beconase_aq
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