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A 51-year-old member asked:

What to do if i have side effects from using nasal spray otrivin. how can i treat them?

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Dr. Thomas Josa
Allergy and Immunology 41 years experience
Rebound: Rhinitis Medicamentosa or rebound nasal congestion from this class of nasal sprays is almost universal if used more than just 3 days. I usually recommend using it for 3 more days while starting a nasal steroid spray then YOU MUST STOP the OTRIVN while continuing the nasal steroid which doesn't ever give instant relief like otrivin but prevents nasal congestion. Sometimes Prednisone is necessary
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What are the side effects of coming off nasal spray?

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What are the long-term side effects of nasal spray?

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What are the side effects of long term use of nasal spray?

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Dr. Alfredo Garcia
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Last updated Jun 23, 2017

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