Fast and long-lasting relief for nasal congestion.
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Otrivin 0.05% Pediatric Metered Dose Nasal Spray
Relieves baby’s nasal passage to help breathe and feel better.
How it works
Otrivin 0.05% Pediatric Metered Dose Spray contains xylometazoline hydrochloride. It rapidly relieves nasal congestion by locally constricting blood vessels in the nasal mucosa, reducing the swelling and opening the airways. It also facilitates drainage of the openings that connect the sinuses to the nasal cavity to ensure they remain open.
How to use
For children aged 2 to 11 years, spray once into each nostril 1-2 times a day. Do not exceed 3 applications per day. The metered‐dose spray permits accuracy of dosage and ensures the solution is well distributed over the surface of the nasal mucosa. Only use under adult supervision.
Clear the nose by blowing gently.
Shake the bottle.
Hold the bottle upright. When using for the first time, prime with a few pumping motions until an even spray is achieved.
Lean the child’s head forward slightly and insert the nozzle into a nostril.
Spray while breathing in gently, then repeat process for the other nostril.
We suggest not blowing the nose for the first few minutes after use to allow the medicine to start working.
DO NOT USE CONTINUOUSLY FOR MORE THAN 7 CONSECUTIVE DAYS.
If symptoms persist consult your doctor or pharmacist. To avoid possible spread of infection, only one person should use each bottle.
When to use
Otrivin 0.05% Pediatric Metered Dose Spray provides relief from nasal congestion due to colds.
You should not use Otrivin 0.05% Pediatric Metered Dose Spray for more than 7 consecutive days. It should not be used during pregnancy and
breast feedingunless 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
· enlarged prostate
If you are being treated for depression with Monoamine Oxidase (MAO) inhibitors, then you should also consult your doctor.
DO NOT USE THE SPRAY:
· in children below 1 year old.
· if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to xylometazoline or any of the other ingredients of this medicine,
· if you have had nasal surgery,
· if you suffer from glaucoma,
· if you suffer from a condition that thins the lining of the nose (atrophic rhinitis)
· if you suffer from inflammatory nasal dryness (rhinitis sicca).
Keep out of reach of children. Do not use after the expiry date stated on the bottle.
Always read the patient information leaflet.