How to use Dymista, your seasonal nasal allergy medicine
How to Use DYMISTA (azelastine HCl/fluticasone propionate) Nasal Spray
Ask your doctor or nurse to show you how to use Dymista the right way. You can use the diagram below to remind you of their instructions. For more complete instructions, please refer to Patient Information in the Full Prescribing Information, which comes with your Dymista Nasal Spray. An adult should help a young child use Dymista.
Click on the chapters below, or scroll down to see the full diagram:
- Dust cap
- Spray Pump
- Spray pump tip
- Shoulder of spray pump
Before you use Dymista
DYmista is for use in your nose only. Do not spray Dymista in your eyes.
Before you use Dymista Nasal Spray for the first time, you will need to prime the bottle.
- Before you prime the bottle shake it gently
- Remove the clear plastic cap from the spray pump tip of the bottle.
- Hold bottle upright with 2 fingers on the shoulders of the spray pump and your thumb on the bottom of the bottle
- Press upward with your thumb and release. Repeat pumping action.
- Once you see a fine mist, your Dymista Nasal Spray is ready to use.
- After initial priming, do not use a bottle of Dymista after 120 sprays. Keep track of the number of sprays you use. (Do not count any spays used to initially prime the bottle.)
How to use Dymista
An adult should help a young child use Dymista.
- Blow your nose to clear nostrils.
- Shake the bottle gently.
- Close 1 nostril with a finger and tilt head forward slightly. Do not tilt head back.
- Place spray pump tip 1/4 to 1/2 inch into your other nostril.
- Do not spray directly onto the nasal septum(the wall between your 2 nostrils).
- Keep bottle upright, pump once firmly.
- Repeat steps 3-6 with your other nostril.
- Wipe off tip. Replace dust cap.
- If you do not use your spray for 14 or more days, you'll need to prime the pump with 1 spray, or until you see a fine mist. If you do not see a fine must, clean the tip of the spray nozzle.
See CLEANING INSTRUCTIONS.
- Once a week, remove the dust cap. Gently pull upward on the spray pump to lift away from the bottle.
- Wash dust cap and spray pump in warm tap water.
- Allow to dry completely.
If spray pump is blocked
- Soak in warm water.
- After spray pump is unblocked, rinse with cold water.
- Allow to dry.
- Replace dust cap
- Do not try to unblock spray pump with a sharp object. This can damage the spray pump and cause you to not get the right dose of medicine.