Otrivin Menthol Nasal Spray is a nasal decongestant that provides fast* relief of a blocked or runny nose caused by cold, flu, sinusitis, hay fever or other allergic rhinitis.
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Otrivin Menthol Nasal Spray can be used by Adults and Children over 12 years of age, who are suffering from nasal congestion due to colds, hay fever or other allergic rhinitis and sinusitis. Otrivin Junior is available for children aged 6-11 years.
Benzalkonium Chloride as a Preservative.
“Xylometazoline Hydrochloride 1 mg/mL. Benzalkonium Chloride as a Preservative. Contains Menthol and Cineole as Fragrances.”
“For Adults and adolescents over 12 years of age: 1 spray per nostril. Use 2 –3 times daily, as needed. Do not exceed 3 applications in each nostril daily. Do not use more often than every 8-10 hours. Do not exceed recommended dosage. 1. Before first use, remove protective cap and press applicator until an even spray is produced 2. You may need to repeat this if you have not used the spray for longer than 6 days. Do not cut the nozzle 3. Blow nose gently to clear 4. Insert nozzle into nostril and press applicator firmly once while sniffing deeply 5. Withdraw nozzle and release applicator 6. Repeat in other nostril 7. Wipe nozzle clean and replace cap”
Use Otrivin for: Fast, temporary, relief of a blocked or runny nose caused by colds, flu, sinusitis, hay fever or other allergic rhinitis. Who can use Otrivin: Adults and children 12 years and over. Otrivin Junior is available for children aged 6-11 years. Dosage: – Adults and children 12 years and over: 1 spray per nostril. – Use 2-3 times daily, as necessary. – Do not use more often than every 8-10 hours. – Do not exceed the recommended dosage.
Store below 30°C.
“Do not use Otrivin: – If under 12 years. – If you are allergic to Xylometazoline or any other ingredients of this medicine. – After recent operations through the nose or mouth. . – If you have inflammatory nasal dryness. Ask your doctor or pharmacist before use: – If you are pregnant or breast feeding or trying to become pregnant. – If you have any other medical conditions. – If you are taking other medicines. Warnings & cautions · If congestion persists for more than 3 days, seek medical advice · Do not use for more than 3 days unless advised by a pharmacist or doctor · Each pack should be used by only one person, for reasons of hygiene · Brief stinging sensation or sneezing may occur · Excessive use may damage lining of nose · If irritation occurs or if you have signs of allergy, discontinue use · Do not use in or around the eyes.”
Always read the label. Follow the directions for use. If symptoms persist, worsen or change unexpectedly, talk to your health professional.
Do not use: – If under 12 years. – If you are allergic to Xylometazoline. – After recent operations through the nose or mouth. – If you have narrow angle glaucoma. – If you have inflammatory nasal dryness. Ask your doctor before use: – If you are pregnant or breastfeeding or trying to become pregnant. – If you have any other medical conditions. – If you are taking other medicnes.
Incorrect use could be harmful. Follow the directions for use. If symptoms persist, talk to your healthcare professional.