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If one is good, 2 are better… A new nasal spray containing 2 medications!

Last year, the nasal spray Dymista™ was released.   This nasal spray is FDA approved for the treatment of seasonal allergic rhinitis (“hay fever”) for persons 12 years old and older.  It is a combination of 2 medications, Azelastine (an antihistamine available as Astepro™ or Astelin™) and fluticasone proprionate (a corticosteroid known more commonly as Flonase™).

This nasal spray has the advantage of containing 2 very good medications with distinct mechanisms.  There is rapid onset of action within 30 minutes and 67% improvement in nasal symptoms compared to either component alone.   The side effects are (as one would expect) those of either component.  There is no addiction potential like over-the-counter nasal decongestant sprays and the amount of spray volume is low (that’s good!) For more information about Dymista™ go to: http://dymista.com/

If you are not satisfied with the control of your allergies, ask your doctor about Dymista™ or contact Family Allergy & Asthma Care of Montana.  We will develop an individualized plan to treat your allergies with the least amount of medication possible.

This educational information does not take the place of your physician’s advice.

 

 

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