When treating nasal allergies in adults and children as young as 12 years old, the standard dosage of Dymista is one spray in each nostril twice a day. To help minimize the risk for nosebleeds, do not spray the medicine toward the wall that separates the nostrils (nasal septum). It is also important that this medicine sprays as a fine mist rather than a stream.
An Introduction to Dosing With DymistaThere is only one standard dose of Dymista™ (azelastine/fluticasone nasal spray), regardless of your age or weight or the severity of your nasal allergies. As is always the case, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
What Is the Recommended Dymista Dosage?The recommended starting Dymista dose for treating nasal allergies in adults and adolescents 12 years of age and older is one spray in each nostril twice daily -- four sprays total per day. If you are having a particularly bad allergy day, do not use more than recommended. Using this product more often, or using more sprays than recommended, is unlikely to help and will increase the risk for side effects.
General Information on Using DymistaSome considerations to keep in mind during treatment with Dymista include the following:
- Dymista comes as a nasal spray. It is used in each nostril twice daily.
- Make sure to shake the bottle gently before each use. Before using Dymista the first time, you will have to prime the pump by spraying it quickly until a fine mist appears (typically six sprays). If you have not used the bottle within the past 14 days, you will have to reprime it by spraying it until a fine mist appears.
- It is important that the medication sprays as a fine mist rather than a stream, as this could interfere with the effectiveness of the drug or increase the risk for side effects.
- Blow your nose before each Dymista dose. Breathe in gently while spraying into your nose. Do not try to inhale the spray, tilt your head back, or breathe in too deeply, as Dymista works when it comes into contact with the inside surfaces of the nose, not the throat or lungs. Swallowing it down the lungs is not effective and causes a bad taste.
- Avoid aiming the spray toward the wall that separates your nostrils (in the middle of your nose, called the nasal septum). Spraying Dymista toward the nasal septum increases the risk of nosebleeds. Some people find it easiest to avoid this by holding the bottle in the opposite hand (using the right hand to spray into the left nostril, and vice versa).
- For the medication to work properly, it must be used as prescribed.
- If you are unsure about anything related to your dosage or Dymista dosing in general, please talk to your healthcare provider or pharmacist.