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Available by prescription only, azelastine/fluticasone nasal spray is used to help relieve seasonal nasal allergies. This combination medication contains a steroid and an antihistamine, which both have different effects for treating allergy symptoms. This nasal spray is approved for use in adults and children as young as age 12. Side effects may include nosebleeds, headaches, and a distorted sense of taste.

What Is Azelastine/Fluticasone Nasal Spray?

Azelastine/fluticasone nasal spray (Dymista™) is a prescription medication approved to treat seasonal nasal allergies in adults and children as young as 12 years old. It contains two different medications that work in different ways to help treat nasal allergies.
(Click What Is Azelastine/Fluticasone Nasal Spray Used For? for more information on this topic, including possible off-label uses.)

Are There Side Effects?

Just like any medicine, azelastine/fluticasone nasal spray may cause side effects. However, not everyone who uses the drug will experience problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well.
If reactions do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
Common side effects of azelastine/fluticasone nasal spray include but are not limited to:
  • A distorted sense of taste
  • Headache
  • Nosebleed.
(Click Azelastine/Fluticasone Nasal Spray Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
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