A 30-year-old female asked:

Will using afrin before a steroid or other medication nose spray increase the effectiveness of the other spray? i do know to double check interactions and never use afrin for more than 3 days (rebound congestion, septum damage, etc). thanks!?

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Dr. Hiep Le
Dr. Hiep Leanswered
Nephrology and Dialysis 44 years experience
I do not think so. Alfrin causes vasoconstriction so any medication used after Alfrin should be less effective because vasoconstriction limits other medication's absorption.
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