Our most complete formula to unblock the nose, stop the runniness, alleviate sinus pressure, reduce sneezing.
By clicking the link above, you will be taken to an external website that is independently operated and not managed by GSK. GSK assumes no responsibility for the content on the website. If you do not wish to leave this website, do not click on the link above.
Otrivin Complete Nasal Spray
0.05% Xylometaxoline hydrochloride
0.06% Ipratropium bromide
Unblocks your nose and stops runniness. Beats your worst cold symptoms, all at once.
How it works
Unlike other nasal decongestant sprays, Otrivin Complete contains 2 active ingredients, Xylometazoline hydrochloride and Ipratropium bromide. First, Xylometazoline unblocks your nose by reducing swelling of the mucosa. Secondly, it helps sinus drainage so mucus can be drained out, easing painful sinus pressure. Thirdly, Ipratropium bromide acts directly on the cells producing excessive mucus to stop runniness. And finally, it helps reduce your sneezing by blocking the sneezing reflex.
How to use
Otrivin Complete Nasal Spray should be administered as follows: 1 spray in each nostril up to 3 times per day; at least 6 hours should elapse between 2 consecutive doses. Do not exceed 3 applications daily into each nostril.
Clear your nose.
Lean forward slightly and insert the nozzle into a nostril.
Spray and breathe in gently through the nose at the same time.
Repeat for the other nostril.
If cold symptoms persist or worsen consult your doctor or pharmacist. To avoid possible spread of infection, only one person should use each pack.
When to use
For adults above 18 years old. Otrivin Complete Nasal Spray is indicated for the symptomatic treatment of nasal congestion and rhinorrhoea associated with common cold.
You should not use Otrivin Complete Nasal Spray for more than 7 days. It should not be used during pregnancy and breast feeding unless your doctor recommends it.
You should also consult your doctor before using the spray if you have any of the following medical problems:
· high blood pressure
· heart disease
· overactive thyroid
· nose bleeds
· enlarged prostate
· obstruction of the intestine or cystic fibrosis
· benign tumor (pheochromocytoma)
If you are being treated for depression with Monoamine Oxidase (MAO) inhibitors the last 2 weeks or tri-cyclic and tetra-cyclic antidepressants, or for intestinal motility and transport sickness with medicines containing anticholinergic substances, then you should also consult your doctor.
DO NOT USE THE SPRAY:
· in children below 18 years of age,
· if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to xylometazoline or ipratropium or any of the other ingredients of this medicine,
· if you are hypersensitive to atropine or similar substances,
· if you have had nasal surgery,
· if you suffer from glaucoma,
· if you suffer from inflammatory nasal dryness (rhinitis sicca).
Keep out of reach of children. Seek medical advice before using if you are breastfeeding. Do not use after the expiry date stated on the bottle.
Always read the patient information leaflet.