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No: Otrivin nasal spray (xylometazoline) is a nasal decongestant used to treat allergies and nasal congestion. Xylometazoline, the active ingredient in Otrivin nasal spray works by constricting blood vessels in the nose. By constricting or shrinking the blood vessels in the nose, xylometazoline decreases the symptoms of nasal congestion and discharge. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not likely: This medication is used for temporary relief of congestion in the nose caused by various conditions including the common cold, sinusitis, hay fever, and allergies. It works by narrowing the blood vessels in the nose area, reducing swelling and congestion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Most nasal sprays: are "addictive" and REBOUND actually results in the need for MORE spray!!!! I would suggest a cortisone containing OTC Spray (EG: example only NASOCORT while you eliminate the OTRIVIN then try to use a SALINE SPRAY only!!!!! This problem may require a visit to a EAR NOSE THROAT ENT Specialist! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more
What brand names exist for xylometazoline in the us? And which of those are over the counter? Parents are visting from abroad and are used to Otrivin
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Yes: But the former should not be used for more than 5 days consecutively else you may end up worse off. ...Read more
Sir, I have blocked nose in every night.So I use Otrivin daily to make my nose open.Is this medicine produces any harmful effect?
Is Otrivin safe? steroid sprays didnt help.my igE count came ,17.5 KUA/L only Otrivin helped can i take it every week two times without rebound?
I have chronic back pain and actively take percocets for relief. On a suggestion from another person with the same issues, he indicated that he grinds up his pill and inhales it using an old "otrivin" bottle. This provides almost immediate relief when y
Abusive meds: I completely agree with the two prior answers. This is a very dangerous move. The medicine may not work any better, but side effects can be amplified and death can result. Please do not do this! also, percocets are not great for back pain to begin with, re-educate yourself about other, healthier treatments and discuss with your friend. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 ...Read more
Hello, my boyfriend has allergies and can't breath from his nose unless he uses otrivin. He has been using it every day for a year. Is he addicted?
Hi Doc. I have a blocked left nose every night. Its swollen most of the times. Rarely i have the same problem with right nose.It clears out of otrivin?
Unusual: One-sided nasal congestion usually changes sides and it is somewhat atypical that it is mainly on the right. How long has this been going on? If you have used the otrivin for more than 5 days consistently, then you may have rebound congestion on that side (a common side effect of overuse). Otherwise, I'd suspect septal deviation, isolated sinus disease or other structural problem. See ENT. ...Read more
What happens after an overdose of Otrivin pediatric (xylometazoline hydrocloride), a nasal spray?
My god child of 6 years old nose was blocked, so I gave her of my otrivin nasal spray for adults. now I am worried because I read that you must not give it to children younger than 12 years?
Don't loose sleep: A single application of this in a kid is not going to hurt her. These products work by strangling the sensitive capillaries in the nose to shrink the swelling. An occasional use in a kid is likely fine but I wouldn't use it on a regular basis. I wouldn't use it in an older kid or adult for more than 3 days without a 1 week rest. ...Read more