Dymista

Drug List

Dymista

Drug Name

Dymista (Azelastine hydrochloride and Fluticasone propionate)

Manufactured By

Meda Pharmaceuticals Inc.

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NPC's mission is your health. We recognize your need for help when you are applying for discount programs for your prescription medications. We consist of friendly and experienced advocates that not only know how these free and discount programs work, but are ready to help. We are available to take your call and answer any questions you may have as you search for the right program to fit your needs. We can also explain any supporting material you may need to provide as you apply for these programs. If for any reason you are denied, we also are experienced in the best appeals process with a high success rate.

Treats Disease/Condition

Uses

This product is used to relieve seasonal allergy symptoms of the nose such as stuffy/runny nose, itching, sneezing, and post-nasal drip. It contains 2 drugs. Azelastine is an antihistamine that works by blocking certain natural substances called histamines that are responsible for allergic symptoms. Fluticasone belongs to a class of drugs known as corticosteroids. It works by reducing swelling (inflammation) in the nasal passages. This medication may also be used for similar nasal symptoms caused by other allergic and non-allergic conditions.

How To Use

Read the Patient Information Leaflet provided by your pharmacist before you start using azelastine/fluticasone and each time you get a refill. Follow the illustrated directions for the proper use of this medication. If you have any questions, consult your doctor or pharmacist. Gently blow your nose before using this product. Shake the container gently before using. Follow the instructions for test sprays in the air if you are using the container for the first time or if you have not used it for awhile (for example, more than 1 week). Check your product package for instructions on when you need to do the test sprays again if you have not used the container in awhile. Use this medication in the nose as directed by your doctor, usually twice a day in both nostrils. Do not spray it in your eyes or mouth. If this medication gets in your eyes, flush them thoroughly with water. Use this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, use it at the same times each day. Clean the applicator regularly. Keep track of the number of sprays used from the container. Discard the container after you have used the number of sprays specified on the manufacturer's package.

Side Effects

Drowsiness, nasal dryness/irritation, mild nosebleeds, or a change in the sense of taste may occur. If any of these effects last or get worse, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly. Tell your doctor right away if you have any serious side effects, including: severe nosebleeds, pain in your nose, a whistling sound when you breathe, eye pain, signs of infection (such as sore throat that doesn't go away, white patches in your nose/back of your throat, fever, chills). Rarely, it is possible that corticosteroids given in the nose will be absorbed into the bloodstream. This can lead to side effects of too much corticosteroid. These side effects are more likely in children and people who use this medication for a long time and in high doses. Tell your doctor right away if any of the following side effects occur: unusual/extreme tiredness, weight loss, headache, swelling ankles/feet, increased thirst/urination, vision problems. A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, get medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing. This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Drug Interactions

Drug interactions may change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. This document does not contain all possible drug interactions. Keep a list of all the products you use (including prescription/nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicines without your doctor's approval. Some products that may interact with this drug include: HIV protease inhibitors (such as lopinavir, ritonavir). Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking other products that cause drowsiness including alcohol, other antihistamines (such as cetirizine, diphenhydramine), drugs for sleep or anxiety (such as alprazolam, diazepam, zolpidem), muscle relaxants (such as carisoprodol, cyclobenzaprine), and narcotic pain relievers (such as codeine, hydrocodone). Check the labels on all your medicines (such as allergy or cough-and-cold products) because they may contain ingredients that cause drowsiness. Ask your pharmacist about using those products safely.

In Case of Overdose

If someone has overdosed and has serious symptoms such as passing out or trouble breathing, call 911. Otherwise, call a poison control center right away. US residents can call their local poison control center at 1-800-222-1222.

In Case of Missed Dose

If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose. Use your next dose at the regular time. Do not double the dose to catch up.

Storage

Store the container upright at room temperature away from light. Keep all medications away from children and pets.