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Dymista Nasal Spray

Dymista Nasal Spray (120 Sprays)

Order before 3pm for delivery from Sat. 24 Oct.

Description for Dymista Nasal Spray

Hay fever, also known as allergic rhinitis, is a condition that affects 20% of all people in the UK. It usually starts around late spring, and can cause sneezing, blocked or runny noses, and itchy, red eyes.

Hay fever can be treated in a number of ways, including tablets, syrups, eye drops, and nasal sprays. One such nasal spray is Dymista, a prescription-only medicine that is proven to help relieve the symptoms of hay fever. Containing both an antihistamine and a steroid, Dymista is a popular choice for both medical professionals and patients in the treatment of allergic rhinitis.

Product Information

  • Age: 18

    Maximum per order: 2

  • Pregnancy: Not suitable

    Breastfeeding: Not suitable

What is Dymista?

Dymista is a dual-action nasal spray that relieves the symptoms of allergic rhinitis, also known as hay fever. It contains an antihistamine called azelastine hydrochloride, and a steroid called fluticasone propionate. These work together to fight the symptoms of hay fever by stopping and soothing the inflammation caused by dust and pollen.


How Dymista works

Dymista works by releasing two chemicals in the body. One of these is an antihistamine called azelastine hydrochloride. This blocks inflammatory chemicals called histamines that are released in response to pollen and cause the symptoms of hay fever.

The other ingredient is called fluticasone propionate. This is a steroid that reduces swelling in the passages in and around the nose. These medicines work together to fight the symptoms of hay fever in as little as 30 minutes. The steroid in Dymista builds up an effect when used regularly, meaning that it becomes more effective with regular use.


Nasal spray effects

Dymista contains both azelastine hydrochloride and fluticasone propionate. These combat hay fever by preventing the symptoms and soothing inflammation. As Dymista is applied directly to the affected area - the nasal passages - it is often reported that a nasal spray like Dymista helps control a person's symptoms better than an antihistamine tablet.

Symptoms associated with hay fever include:

  • Coughing and sneezing
  • Itchy watery eyes
  • Blocked or runny nose
  • Loss of smell
  • Dryness or discomfort in the mouth, throat, ears or nose
  • Ear or headache
  • Tiredness

Asthma sufferers may also encounter the following symptoms:

  • Tightness in the chest
  • Coughing and wheezing
  • Trouble breathing or being short of breath

Asthma should not be treated with Dymista, instead of using the blue reliever inhaler to treat any of the above asthma symptoms.


Dymista alternatives

There are alternative hay fever medicines that can be used instead of, or alongside, Dymista nasal spray. These include:

There are also non-medicinal alternatives to treating the symptoms of hay fever. These include:

  • Wearing wraparound glasses to protect the eyes from pollen.
  • Keeping all doors and windows shut on days with a high pollen count.
  • Showering at the end of every day to remove any traces of pollen from the hair or skin.
*Prescription medicines are supplied subject to a medical consultation at the discretion of a doctor.

Dymista instructions

Dymista comes in a pump bottle. To correctly use the Dymista nasal spray, first gently blow your nose. Shake the spray gently and test it by spraying it in the air until it releases a fine mist.

Next, slightly tilt your head forward at an angle and slowly exhale. Hold the spray with your thumb under the bottom of the bottle, and your first and second fingers around the nozzle.

Close your other nostril with your free hand and slowly breathe in through your nose while you squeeze the pump.

Place the nozzle into each nostril and spray once, or as instructed by your doctor or pharmacist.

Do this twice daily. Do not use Dymista more than instructed. You may feel it start to work as soon as 30 minutes after first taking it, but it may be several days before you really feel the benefit.

Children under the age of 12 should not use Dymista. The Independent Pharmacy cannot prescribe Dymista to people aged under 18 online.

Side effects

The most common side effects associated with Dymista nasal spray are:

  • Nosebleeds
  • Headaches
  • A bitter or unpleasant taste or smell. This should go away if you have a soft drink after using the spray.

Uncommon side effects of Dymista can include:

  • Mild irritation in the nose or throat
  • Dryness in the nose or throat

For a full list of side effects, consult the patient information leaflet or click here. If you experience any side effect not listed here or in the patient information leaflet, stop taking Dymista and consult your GP immediately.

Dymista ingredients

The active ingredients in Dymista are:

  • Azelastine hydrochloride
  • Fluticasone propionate

The inactive ingredients in Dymista are:

  • Disodium edetate
  • Glycerol
  • Microcrystalline cellulose
  • Carmellose sodium
  • Polysorbate 80
  • Benzalkonium chloride
  • Phenylethyl alcohol
  • Purified water


Before using Dymista, consult with your doctor or pharmacist if you have ever had one or more of the following:

  • Nose operation
  • Untreated infection, particularly in your nose
  • Tuberculosis
  • Liver disease
  • Glaucoma and/or cataracts
  • Impaired adrenal function

You should also consult with a GP or pharmacist if you have ever taken one or more of the following:

  • HIV medicines e.g. ritonavir
  • Antifungal medicines e.g. ketoconazole

Do not take other nasal steroidal medicines at the same time as Dymista.

Delivery & Shipping Information

Please note that due to the current situation with COVID-19, Royal Mail are experiencing some delays. This may mean that your order takes longer to arrive than you would normally expect. We are working hard to ensure that, where possible, all orders placed before 15:00 are still dispatched the same working day.


UK Orders

We offer FREE standard tracked delivery on orders over £40.

The following delivery options are available:

  • Standard Tracked Delivery - 3 - 5 day delivery - £2.95
  • Express Tracked Delivery - 1 - 3 day delivery - £4.45
  • DPD Next Day - 1 - 2 working days - £6.95
  • Special Delivery (Guaranteed before 21:00) - £8.95
  • Saturday Guaranteed before 21:00 - £10.45

Important Delivery Information

All our orders are sent out using Royal Mail (unless stated). We always aim to dispatch all Royal Mail orders received before 15:00 the same working day. Any orders received after 15:00 or over the weekend will be dispatched the next working day. Orders will not be dispatched on weekends or bank holidays.

All orders are subject to approval by our team of doctors and pharmacists. Your delivery date in the checkout is subject to your consultation being approved by our healthcare team.

All orders can be fully tracked from your dispatch email and in your account.

We ensure all parcels are in plain packaging for discreet delivery of your medicines and pharmacy goods. Where possible, we will attempt to size all parcels to fit through your letterbox in tamper-proof packaging. By placing an order on our website, you confirm that it is safe and appropriate for a package containing medicines to be posted through your letterbox, if the carrier is able to do so. You should notify our customer support team if it is not safe for the package to be posted through the letterbox, for example due to animals or small children.

Deliveries containing pharmacy-only or prescription medicines may require a signature on receipt. 

Delivery is free for all NHS prescriptions.


Royal Mail

Royal Mail are the most widely recognised mail delivery company in the UK. Being on the UK’s 29 million doorsteps six days a week means they offer unparalleled price and convenience. The Independent Pharmacy uses Royal Mail’s Tracked 48, Tracked 24, and Special Delivery Guaranteed parcel services to offer reliable, fully-tracked delivery at very competitive prices. Your Royal Mail parcel will arrive with your normal daily delivery of post.

Please note: Royal Mail do not deliver on Sundays or Bank Holidays - this should be taken into account when ordering. 

If you are not home to accept your delivery, a card should be left by the Royal Mail representative. This card will provide details of where you can collect the order or how to arrange re-delivery.

Should you be unable to collect your missed delivery or arrange for your medication to be redelivered by Royal Mail, the pharmacy can resend your medication to the same, or a different address provided it has been returned to us and this happens within a 30 day window.

Once a package has been shipped with Royal Mail we advise that you are bound to the terms and conditions of their use together with the terms and conditions contained herein.

You have the right to cancel your order up to the point when your treatment is dispatched. The pharmacist must destroy any medication within 30 days of it being returned, even un-opened boxes, so we are not able to offer refunds once your treatment has been dispatched.



DPD Local is the most innovative parcel carrier around. Thanks to their industry-leading Predict service, they provide parcel recipients with a one hour delivery window, notified by email, so you don't have to wait in all day. What's more, it enables receivers to watch the progress of their delivery on a real-time map, all the way down to a final 15 minute time-slot. 

As well as keeping customers informed at every stage of the journey, DPD believe in maximising choice and convenience. That's why DPD provide access to a suite of options both on the day of delivery and the night before, allowing customers to take delivery of their goods in a way that suits. If you wish to reschedule, you can:

  • Select an alternative delivery date
  • Opt for delivery to a nominated neighbour
  • Have the parcel left in a specified safe place
  • Collect the parcel from your local DPD Pickup Shop
  • Upgrade delivery to By 12

Please note: DPD do not deliver on Saturdays, Sundays or Bank Holidays - this should be taken into account when ordering. 

Once a package has been shipped with DPD we advise that you are bound to the terms and conditions of their use together with the terms and conditions contained herein.

You have the right to cancel your order up to the point when your treatment is dispatched. The pharmacist must destroy any medication within 30 days of it being returned, even un-opened boxes, so we are not able to offer refunds once your treatment has been dispatched.


Forwarding houses

We are unable to ship orders to mailing or forwarding houses for onwards shipping to locations outside of the UK.


BFPO Postcodes

Unfortunately we are unable to deliver medicines to BFPO postcodes.


Remote Areas

Please be aware that Royal Mail Guaranteed services are not available to all customers in the UK, especially those that live in remote postcodes. Royal Mail advise customers of the following:

We deliver by 17:30 the next working day in the following postcode areas:
AB30 - 39, 41 - 45, 51 - 56
GY9 Alderney (Channel Islands)
HS1, 3 - 9
IV21 - 28, 40 - 49, 51 - 56
KA27, 28
KW1 - 3, 5 - 15
KW16 Stromness Town only
PA20 (0&9)
PA28 - 38, 41 - 49, 76, 77
PH15, 17 - 26, 31 - 40, 49, 50


We deliver within two working days by 17:30 to the following postcodes areas:
GY1 Herm (Channel Islands)
GY9 Sark (Channel Islands)
PA60 - 75, 78
ZE2, 3


We deliver within three working days by 17:30 to the following postcode areas:
KW16 - non-Town
PH30, 41 - 44


Please note: This applies to our 'Special Delivery' and 'Saturday Guaranteed' services.


International Orders

We are currently unable to ship orders outside of the UK.

We are unable to ship orders to mailing or forwarding houses for onwards shipping to locations outside of the UK.

Need to know more about Hay Fever?

Visit our advice area or contact our support team

Dymista Nasal Spray Reviews

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Chris Newbury

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Published on: 02-02-2017

Last modified on: 02-02-2019

Chris is a vastly experienced clinical pharmacist and has been registered as an Independent Prescriber since 2014.

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Scott McDougall


Reviewed on: 02-02-2019

Next review date: 02-02-2021

Scott is one of the two founders of The Independent Pharmacy. He is a registered pharmacist and the registered manager of our service with the CQC.

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