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User Reviews for Dymista to treat Allergic Rhinitis

Dymista has an average rating of 5.7 out of 10 from a total of 110 ratings for the treatment of Allergic Rhinitis. 46% of those users who reviewed Dymista reported a positive effect, while 40% reported a negative effect.

Dymista Rating Summary

5.7/10 average rating

110 ratings from 112 user reviews.

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Reviews for Dymista

Catt April 12, 2021

“I have been using this nasal spray for three weeks now, and I have had the toughest time with side effects. I have been having headaches, sleeplessness, rapid heartbeat, and anxiety. Although it has helped with my allergies, I don't think it's worth all of this!”

3 / 10
Harro April 6, 2021

“ENT specialist prescribed this horrible drug. Used for 3 days, twice a day as directed. Couldn't fall asleep properly. Stopped using but still can't fall asleep properly. After 3 weeks still have sleeping problems. Avoid.”

1 / 10
pollen · Taken for less than 1 month April 6, 2021

“Terrible side effects after just a few days and was getting worse with every use. Strong headache to the point I couldn't move my head without severe pain, blurred vision, anxiety, a numb feeling of skin, sweating, vivid nightmares. I stopped using it after a few days - side effects diminished, started using again - side effects reappeared this time stronger. I am unable to use it due to this, a pity since it helped clearing up my nose and reduced allergy, but side effects not tolerable.”

1 / 10
Sarah · Taken for 2 to 5 years May 14, 2020

“Had what felt like severe allergies for three months straight. I tried every over-the-counter product out there with no relief. I had completely lost all sense of smell. Finally went to an allergist who diagnosed me with nonallergic rhinitis and prescribed Dymista. That was 3 years ago and I've been using it every day since. If I go more than one day without taking it I can tell - sensation of always having to sneeze, excess mucus, stuffy nose, etc. This keeps my symptoms mostly at bay (I still have some, but now they're tolerable). It honestly changed my life. I have not experienced any bad side effects. This was my miracle drug.”

10 / 10
Neil59 April 13, 2019

“I have had chronic sinusitis on and off for nearly 20 years and would often get severe URTI from the infected and constant nasal drip. Rather than take the surgical route, my GP suggested Dymista. I have only been using it for 6 days but I can feel that it is working already. I can smell aromas again. The nasty taste is there because of the steroid content but I did my research before starting the treatment. I do the following: 1) I gargle with mouth wash after each session. 2) I allow a further 20 to 30 minutes to pass before using a nasal wash to rinse out any infected phlegm and the residue of the spray which can cause Candida (thrush) in my nose and mouth. Candida is a pretty-much-guaranteed side effect if you don't wash out after using; the same thing I do with the Symbicort (puffer). I will update in 6 weeks when my first round finishes and report any significant changes in the size of the polyps and how well I can breathe.”

7 / 10
Blackbeard November 29, 2018

“Dymista change my life in nightmare. Dont use that drug! It narrows the blood vessels specially in your head that's why you will have migraine for long time. In my example 3 months. It causes bronchospasm. You will feel like you have asthma. Also long lasting. Your heart will slow so bad. You will feel like you are dying. To many side effects. PEOPLE DO NOT TAKE THIS IT'S TO RISKY.”

1 / 10
Manny October 1, 2020

“The worst medication ever!!! I noticed other people shared here what I have been experiencing, fatigue, severe lack of energy, sleepiness, but it got worse when my eyes started the get dry, to look like I had just cried and then I experience “sore eye”, it was awful, I could not wear my contact lenses, I cannot see properly and not only that now I cannot catch my breath and during this pandemic masks are a must and it is difficult for me to use them. I am stopping this and talking to my doctor. Thank you all for reading. M”

1 / 10
DemonHead · Taken for less than 1 month August 28, 2020

“SHOCKING SIDE EFFECTS: I was prescribed Dymista for dust mite allergies and used it twice a day for 2 weeks, then once a day for another 10 days. Today it ended! I have been feeling dry and sore-eyed (constantly rubbing or asked if Ive been crying), and in the past 4 days, have experienced the worst fatigue and worsening exhaustion of my entire life! I've felt like I need to sleep day and night. This, coupled with stabbing pains in my head, and constant nausea, I was seriously starting to think I had some real gastric or neural issues going on! Then I came here and read the damning reviews of awful side effects of exhaustion, drowsiness, and upset stomachs. I must say there is some relief knowing I'm not alone, so I urge ANYONE prescribed this to monitor the side effects closely. YES, my allergies improved (hence my 2 / 10 rating), but not at the cost of my overall wellbeing! Tonight was the last night I'll put this stuff in my body.”

2 / 10
snotcentral · Taken for 1 to 6 months December 12, 2019

“I have suffered with nasal issues for as long as I can remember, it got to be a bit of a joke as I always had a tissue in my hand and probably should have taken out shares in Kleenex *eye roll*. My nose was always sore from wiping it constantly, I was exhausted from sneezing and getting very poor quality sleep, it was just generally making my life miserable. DYMISTA a miracle!!! I honestly had given up all hope after trying god knows how many different sprays, creams and tablets, been told I had polyps which turned out to be false, I had even been to the ENT specialist to have a camera put up my nose and down my throat to see what they could find (SO uncomfortable!) I can BREATHE, I don't need to worry about leaving the house without a packet of balsam tissues for my permanent rudolph nose and I am rested after a good nights sleep. FINALLY I have found the solution to a problem I thought I would have to cope with for the rest of my life.”

10 / 10
Ash · Taken for less than 1 month January 20, 2021

“There are other medications to treat this! Do NOT accept Dymista from the dr! I cannot describe how utterly DISGUSTING the taste and feeling is afterwards. That bad I was heaving each time I breathed, whether it was through my mouth or my nose! Got to the point where I was constantly being sick. Haven't slept for days, I am absolutely drained from just 1 spray of this stuff. This is much worse than the post nasal drip in the first place.”

1 / 10
NZ Uber man January 4, 2020

“I have suffered severe hay fever for 50 yrs & tried every medication available. I drive Uber & need to be alert so used a nasal spray to contain the worst effects but had given up on ever finding a cure. My daughter-in-law is a theatre nurse & noticed my extreme reaction to her Xmas Lillies & suggested I try her Dymista. Shocked by the results as within minutes my nose stopped running and my eyes stopped itching. Absolutely amazing! I purchased Dymista for US$22 and within 2 days I could breathe through my nose for the first time in decades & no longer wake up with super itchy eyes & no sneezing fits. A complete life changer & a glass of water ensures no aftertaste. I suggest people who fear reactions to this try just one spray daily in each nostril. Finally, my congratulations to Pharmac in NZ for securing supplies of this medication at such a low price - we can buy it over the counter here without the need for a prescription & thus save doctors visit charges as well!”

10 / 10
Jen · Taken for less than 1 month April 22, 2019

“I am in my late 50s and have suffered with a dry cough since I was young. I have seen so many doctors and specialists to our rule anything that might be major going on. I recently visited an allergy specialist who gave me allergy tests. The tests were negative. She wanted me to try a nasal spray called Dymista as she believes I have a nasal drip. I have been using this spray now for 3 weeks with NO sign of the dry cough. I feel great with no real side effects. I am keeping my fingers crossed that finally I have a solution to my issue. It’s expensive however I don’t care. It’s quality of life! Highly recommended this drug.”

10 / 10
Bella213 · Taken for 1 to 6 months March 16, 2021

“From 13 years old I've suffered allergies starting with hay-fever then progressing over the years to rhinitis. I'm nearly 37 and everything and anything can irritate my nose from dust, pets, sprays and even nasal sprays. Over the years doctors have prescribed me many nasal sprays one being flixonase and now dymista although I stress to them it makes no difference as I just sneeze anything out as it irritates my nose so much. Any spray that does get through trickles very slowly over a couple hours down my throat making me sick, even though I am following the instructions as stated. I've lost my sense of smell and taste and I'm at a total loss. My nasal passages are swollen (not sure if it polyps) and my doctors just don't take it seriously. What else can I try? Any recommendations would be appreciated. I'm in the U.K. Thank you.”

2 / 10
DrOT · Taken for 1 to 6 months September 8, 2013

“As a physician and a patient, I must say that Dymista is the best nasal decongestant spray I have ever used. I have used Flonase, Nasonex and Afrin. Flonase and Nasonex work well, but take 2-3 days before any significant relief is noted. Afrin is amazing for IMMEDIATE relief, but the rebound effects after a few days use are just too severe. I have found Dymista to be superior to all others as the antihistamine component works almost immediately providing relief from allergic causes, while the fluticasone is allowed a couple days to exhibit it's true anti inflammatory effects on the nasal mucosa. I am a recently graduated physician, and I will surely prescribe this medication to my future patients as a first line treatment.”

9 / 10
LB1972 March 11, 2017

“I have only been on this for 24 hours, but it got rid of a sinus migraine (from someone wearing perfume around me) that would have otherwise taken hours- days to kick. ALSO- many of you talk about the horrible taste. Please read the directions. It clearly states to blow your nose, look at your toes, and spray looking downward to avoid getting into your throat. My doctor recommended using the opposite hand to spray in the opposite nostril at an angle. Just my 2 cents- I will update more later as I am on this spray longer.”

9 / 10
Shorty · Taken for less than 1 month February 27, 2020

“After two months of really bad summer seasonal hay fever, and knowing it is not good to keep using non-steroidal decongestants indefinitely, my GP suggested I try this. Down side it was not available on Pensioner Subsidy scheme so I had to pay full tote odds for one bottle. Tried one spray and initial reaction was that it tasted awful, but within ten minutes (and instead of my partial congestion easing), my sinuses were totally blocked. After flushing with saline spray, I used the old spray - and within 10 minutes I could breathe again through my cleared nose. I wish I had read these reviews before I wasted my money ”

1 / 10
TdEvans21 May 15, 2017

“Do not take this spray. I experienced 2 weeks of hell. Massively increased anxiety and panic attacks, depression, blurred vision, headaches, fatigue, restlessness. I though I was going crazy! I put it down to the anxiety and thought I was just having a relapse. Turns out, it was the steroids in the spray. 1 week off it and my eyesight is slowly returning to normal but still have the anxiety and killer sinus pain. Not recommended.”

1 / 10
MildT · Taken for 1 to 6 months October 13, 2019

“I have had allergies, sinus pain and pressure for as long as I can remember. I've had CT scans, and various conflicting recommendations from doctors. Most recently I was put on Dymista (about 4 months now). It was initially great, as my sinus headaches were gone. I could still feel constant sinus pressure, but at least it was an improvement. However, the past 2 months I have been feeling extremely fatigued. I had a bunch of blood tests which turned up nothing, and the doc suggested to continue the Dymista, add in allergy pills and take antibiotics in case there was an infection. A few days later I decided to check the side effects of Dymista - fatigue! Stopped using it a few days ago, went back to my old saline nasal wash, and already I feel better. My sleep has also been wonky (and continues to be so), but maybe with fewer drugs coursing around in me that will come right too. So the moral of the story is get out a magnifying glass and read those side effects!”

5 / 10
flo · Taken for 2 to 5 years September 3, 2019

“I have been using this for a long time now, maybe 3-4 years. I have tried using it only in the hay fever season. It was a miracle initially. It helped me a lot. Not paying attention really to the side effects lead me to my situation now. I am experiencing huge headaches, I sometimes need 2-3 pills to get rid of the sinus pain. The taste is indeed awful. It goes in your mouth and it feels terrible. I constantly have a sore throat and now even mouth and lips ulcerations. I had no idea it is actually made out of corticosteroids and that they can do that to me. I feel sleepy all the time, have itchiness on my skin and feel drowsy often. I am only now reading comments and getting my thoughts clear on this. I will stop it immediately and give a feedback after some time.”

5 / 10
Sarah D December 13, 2016

“MIRACLE DRUG. Seriously. Hayfever my entire life. Hayfever x 10000 in Melbourne, Australia. Tried at least 10 different allergy tablets and sprays and eye drops, from both US and Australia. I eat local pollen honey and have an air purifier in my house that runs 24/7 and still my symptoms persisted. Dymista immediately relieved my allergic symptoms -- I can breathe, I can go outside, my eyes don't itch, my hives have stopped, sneezing stopped, runny nose has stopped, headache stopped. I can't rave enough about this one. Can't believe I didn't start it sooner. If you're suffering seasonal allergies just go to your doctor, get a prescription and feel the relief.”

10 / 10
SOS · Taken for less than 1 month February 23, 2021

“Can any body please tell me how long did their side effect symptoms last? I used Dymista twice a day for 6 days and I stopped because it’s was hurting my eye, sinus pain (on top of the brow), blurry vision, headache, earache. I think it caused me panic attacks, anxiety and feeling depressed as well. It’s horrible. Didn’t feel like this before using it. I’m wondering if it was the nasal spray or the ear spray (ear spray definitely hurt my ear when I sprayed it and felt so down after each spray). I just want to get back to normal”

1 / 10
Anonymous October 30, 2019

“My ENT recommended Dymista for my seasonal allergies. Got a headache within the first few days. Stopped using it, then went on & off of it again & feel more terrible before I was using it. Nose bleeds, sinus pressure & blockage and constantly sniffling. Very unwell tired & blocked chest. I have mild anxiety & I feel more depressed now. So disappointing. Now I just take oral zyrtec at night only.”

1 / 10
Maraldo · Taken for 1 to 6 months November 8, 2018

“I have been using Dymista spray for about 5 weeks. I have not had any noticeable side effects at all. This was prescribed by my ENT due to constant drainage, as well as issues with sinuses that felt full and painful. Since starting Dymista, the drainage has improved and I do not have a constant need to clear my throat. My sinuses have been clear and (the best part) I have not had even one headache since starting the spray. Previously I had horrible sinus headaches that would last for three to five days with no relief from any medication. This is amazing! Fingers crossed that this pattern holds and I remain headache free!”

8 / 10
Fluffys April 3, 2017

“This nasal spray has changed my life. I have suffered from hayfever for the past 5 years. I have tried everything, both prescription and non prescription drugs, herbal stuff, honey, nose filters but nothing has worked. I am extremely allergic to pollen and my symptoms last all year around but gets very bad March-August. I then suffer with a sore throat, itchy eyes, cough, sneezing 50 times/hour and constantly blowing my nose. I started using Dymista 3 days ago and ALL my symptoms are gone. I even went for a run outside yesterday and did not sneeze once afterwards. This is something I could never have done before. Just incredible, I am so happy!!”

10 / 10
dino · Taken for less than 1 month September 27, 2019

“I have bben suffering from post nasal drip & allergic fhinitis for many years. Dymista worked but the side effects are bloody awful. Headaches, lack of concentration, felt like a zombie, stopped using it”

1 / 10
Zizi · Taken for 1 to 6 months November 28, 2019

“I suffered for two months from hayfever and I used the usual medication that I used to use in this season, however nothing worked for me. I had severe symptoms of apnea as well as continues sore throat. Add to that sinusitis that I suffer for years. My symptoms gotten worse which forced to visit my GP who recommended Dymista (nasal spray). When I used it for the first two days I was sneezing a lot which bothered me at that time. But after only a day my symptoms are gone and I felt great. It's kind of expensive but other than it's amazing.”

9 / 10
Jay Burrell January 28, 2017

“I've had sinusitis for over 12 months which resulted in nasal polyps. Due to have polyp removal operation this year (2017) but due to the effectiveness of Dymista I am hoping that it will shrink the polyps enough that I won't need to have the surgery. I've tried every nose spray and also steroid drops in the past with no effective results. 4 days into the treatment using 2 sprays twice a day and I am already seeing drastic improvements it does cause me to have severe sneezing fits for a few minutes after using it but that's nothing compared to what I've been going through over the past 12 months. Yes occasional bad taste but I don't see what people moan about this. What's worse, a bad taste for a few minutes or relief from your symptoms.”

10 / 10
jryan · Taken for less than 1 month October 29, 2019

“so, this medication Dymista does treat my initial symptoms, I had very inflamed sinuses and nasal drip. Unfortunately, after taking this I was unable to function. I felt so drowsy, (foggy drunk feeling). Couldn't focus and my face was swollen/puffy. I immediately stopped taking it and my symptoms returned. Desperate for relief I thought the first time might have been a fluke so I tried it again. Same issues as I sit here and write this today. They say this is an uncommon side effect but it seems more common after reading these reviews.”

1 / 10

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