Which allergy medicine is right for you?

Seasonal allergy treatments come in many forms—pills, liquids, nasal sprays, and eye drops.

No known medicine can cure allergies. However, allergy treatments can relieve the symptoms that make you miserable.
Your doctor can help you decide what treatment is right for you.


Blocking histamine—a chemical that is largely responsible for the misery of seasonal allergies—is a good way to provide rapid symptom relief. Antihistamines, however, do not address inflammation that occurs in the nasal passages as a result of allergy irritation.


Used to prevent and lessen the inflammation that comes with allergies, these widely available sprays do not block histamine.


By shrinking the blood vessels in your nose, this group of medicines can temporarily relieve congestion and stuffed sinuses.


These blockers treat symptoms by targeting one of the many chemicals involved in an allergic reaction.


After tests determine which triggers are causing an individual to suffer, regular shots can sometimes reduce the allergic response.

Prescription Dymista offers fast and long-lasting relief—with every dose.

Patients 12 years and older may get relief in as little as 30 minutes. Relief of seasonal nasal allergy symptoms was experienced by patients over the course of a 2-week study.


  • DYMISTA can cause sleepiness or drowsiness. Do not drive, operate machinery, or do anything that needs you to be alert until you know how DYMISTA affects you.
  • Do not drink alcohol or take any other medicines that may cause you to feel sleepy while using DYMISTA. It can increase your chances of having serious side effects.

DYMISTA may cause serious side effects including:

  • Sleepiness or drowsiness
  • Nasal Problems. Symptoms of nasal problems may include: crusting in the nose, nosebleeds, runny nose, hole in the cartilage between your nose (nasal septal perforation). A whistling sound when you breathe may be a symptom of nasal septal perforation.
  • Slow wound healing. You should not use DYMISTA until your nose has healed if you have a sore in your nose, if you have had surgery on your nose, or if your nose has been injured.
  • Thrush (Candida), a fungal infection in your nose and throat. Tell your healthcare provider if you have any redness or white colored patches in your nose or mouth.
  • Eye problems, such as glaucoma or cataracts. Some people may have eye problems, including glaucoma and cataracts. You should have regular eye exams when using DYMISTA.
  • Immune system problems that may increase your risk of infections. DYMISTA may cause problems with the way your immune system protects your body against infection and increase your risk of infection. Avoid contact with people who have contagious diseases such as chickenpox or measles while you use DYMISTA. Symptoms of infection may include: fever, aches or pains, chills, feeling tired.
  • Adrenal Insufficiency. Adrenal insufficiency is a condition in which the adrenal glands do not make enough steroid hormones. Symptoms of adrenal insufficiency may include: tiredness, weakness, nausea, vomiting, low blood pressure.
  • Slowed or delayed growth in children. A child’s growth should be checked regularly while using DYMISTA.

Call your healthcare provider or get medical help right away if you have symptoms of any of the serious side effects listed above.

  • The most common side effects of DYMISTA include: changes in taste, nosebleeds, and headache.
  • Tell your healthcare provider if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away. These are not all of the possible side effects of DYMISTA. For more information, ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist.

Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. DYMISTA and other medicines may affect each other, causing side effects.

Especially tell your healthcare provider if you take:

  • ritonavir (Norvir) or medicines that contain ritonavir (commonly used to treat HIV infection or AIDS)
  • ketoconazole, fluconazole, or itraconazole (for fungal infections)
  • Before using DYMISTA tell your healthcare provider if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. It is not known if DYMISTA will harm your unborn baby.

Please see the Full Prescribing Information and Patient Information


DYMISTA is a prescription medicine used to treat symptoms of seasonal allergic rhinitis in people 6 years of age and older, who need treatment with both azelastine hydrochloride and fluticasone propionate. DYMISTA may help to reduce your nasal symptoms including stuffy nose, runny nose, itching, and sneezing.

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA.
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