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Otrivin Nasal Mist Junior/Adult

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Generic Name: Xylometazoline hydrochloride
Product Name: Otrivin Nasal Mist Junior/Adult

Indication

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

Action

Produce vasoconstriction in nasal mucosa; decrease nasal blood flow and congestion

Dose advice

  • Otrivin Nasal Mist Adult: Nasal spray, 0.1%, 15mL
  • Otrivin Nasal Mist Junior: Nasal spray, 0.05%, 15mL
  • Adult, Child > 12 years: Nasal spray 0.1%, 1 spray into each nostril up to 3 times daily
  • Nose drops 0.1%, 2-3 drops into each nostril up to 3 times daily
  • Child > 6 years: Nasal spray/drop 0.05%, 2-3 sprays/drops into each nostril up to 3 times daily

Common side effects

  • Transient burning, stinging, increased nasal discharge
  • Rebound congestion with prolonged use (4-5 days)
  • Rebound congestion is associated with overuse and may take several weeks to reverse
  • Nasal decongestants are contra-indicated in MAOI treatment

Uncommon side effects

  • Hypertension
  • Nausea
  • Nervousness
  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness
  • Insomnia
  • Headache
  • CNS effects are more common in children

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