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Nyal Decongestant Elixir

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Generic Name: Phenylephrine hydrochloride
Product Name: Nyal Decongestant Elixir

Indication

Relief of nasal congestion associated with acute and chronic rhinitis, common cold and sinusitis

Action

Cause constriction of dilated nasal vessels, therefore reducing tissue swelling and nasal congestion

Dose advice

  • Nyal Decongestant Elixir (oral liquid): 1mg/mL, 100mL and 200mL
  • Adult: 60mg every 4-6 hours; max 240mg daily
  • Child >2 years: 1mg/kg 3-4 times daily

Common side effects

  • CNS stimulation
  • Nervousness
  • Excitability
  • Dizziness
  • Insomnia

Co-existing conditions:

  • Oral decongestants are contra-indicated in uncontrolled hypertension and MAOI treatment
  • May affect blood glucose control in diabetes
  • Increased risk of arrhythmia in heart disease
  • Blood pressure may increase in patients with hypertension
  • Symptoms may be exacerbated in patients with prostatic hypertrophy
  • In patients with hyperthyroidism, there is an increased sensitivity to sympathomimetics

Uncommon side effects

  • Tachycardia
  • Palpitations
  • Arrhthmias
  • Seizures
  • Hypertension
  • Ischaemic colitis

For further information talk to your doctor.

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Dates

Posted On: 19 August, 2004
Modified On: 14 May, 2016


Created by: myVMC