Can Breastfeeding Women Use Dymista?
It is unknown if Dymista
™ (azelastine/fluticasone nasal spray
) passes through breast milk in humans. Therefore, if you are breastfeeding or plan to start, you should talk with your healthcare provider before using this drug.
More Information on Dymista and Breastfeeding
Dymista contains two different active ingredients; it is unknown if either pass through breast milk in humans. Fluticasone, one of the active ingredients, is a steroid. Studies have shown that other steroids pass through breast milk, but it is unknown if this is also true with fluticasone. No studies have been done to see if azelastine
passes through breast milk.
However, because Dymista is a nasal spray and very little reaches the bloodstream, it is not expected to pass through breast milk. If your healthcare provider recommends using Dymista while breastfeeding, make sure to watch for any side effects in your child.
Talking With Your Healthcare Provider
You should discuss breastfeeding and Dymista use
with your healthcare provider. Each woman's situation is different, and you and your healthcare provider understand your situation best. After considering what you want and expect, as well as your current health situation, the two of you can make a shared decision that is right for you.