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Otrivin
(Xylometazoline - non Rx)

Formulation : Nasal Spray

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No Generic Alternative Available

No generic alternative is available for this drug.

What is Otrivin /Xylometazoline - non Rx used for?

Otrivin is used to clean nasal passages caused by allergies, hay fever, the common cold, and sinus irritation.

How should Otrivin /Xylometazoline - non Rx be stored?

Store at room temperature in a cool dry place, protect from heat and light.

General information

This medication should only be used by prescribed patient, do not give it to other people. The information provided is advisory only and does not contain all information pertaining to this medication. Talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider for question about this medication.

How should I take Otrivin/Xylometazoline - non Rx ?

Take Otrivin exactly as prescribed to you by your doctor, or use the instructions provided on the label. When applying the nasal spray keep your head upright. Spray and inhale in each nostril. When using the drops lie down on a bed on your back and have your head hang over the edge. Insert the drops and stay in this position for 10 minutes. Slowly turn your head to either side. Do not allow the drop containers application tip to touch any surface of your nose. Do not share this medication with others. Throw away the container after it is empty. The bottle should not be reused. Only use this medication 3 times per day at maximum. Do not use Otrivin for more than 5 days as long-term use can damage your nasal tissue and cause chronic congestion.

When should Otrivin /Xylometazoline - non Rx not be taken?

Do not take this medicine if you are allergic to any ingredient in this medicine. If you have taken a monoamine oxidase inhibitor in the past 14 days do not take Otrivin as it could cause serious side effects.

What precautions should I follow when taking Otrivin /Xylometazoline - non Rx ?

Inform your doctor prior to using this medication if you have high blood pressure, heart disease, hardened arteries, irregular heartbeats, thyroid difficulties, diabetes, glaucoma, an enlarged prostate, difficulty urinating, or liver or kidney disease.

What special warning(s) should I be aware of when taking Otrivin /Xylometazoline - non Rx ?

An overdose of this medication may be harmful.

When should Otrivin /Xylometazoline - non Rx not be taken?

Severe: Allergic reaction, seizures, hallucinations, erratic or quickened heartbeat.

Common: Slight stinging, mild dryness and irritation, sneezing.

Other: None.

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