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Side Effects Of Otrivin Nasal Spray
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
Yes: But the former should not be used for more than 5 days consecutively else you may end up worse off. ...Read more
See doctor: In order to wean you off of nasal decongestant spray, a course of nasal steroid and even oral steroid may be needed. See your doctor. ...Read more
I used Otrivin nasal spray 5 times in two weeks.can i use more?can nasal saline spray reduces te inflammation of turbinates?is sinusoothe effective?
I am suffering from blocked nose for past 3 years.Im using Otrivin nasal spray.What is the cause and permanent remedy.?
Many causes: The nasal spray that you're using is very harmful if used for more than three days. By itself over-the-counter decongestant nasal sprays can cause chronic nasal instruction by leading to an addiction such that when you stop using the spray your nose gets totally congested and blocked. Allergies, infections, anatomical blockages and many other causes lead to nasal congestion. See an ENT doctor. ...Read more
I am having nasal congestion rebound due to otrivin.now i bought saline nasal spray but it contains benzalkonium chloride? Should i use it?
No: Sorry that you are going through this. i have also. I found that if you tough it out and breath through your moouth in a short time it will all open up. In the meantime don't use anythin ...Read more
Only a few: Triptans can increase blood pressure, and sometimes drowsiness and lethargy follows useage. Triptans do affect size of blood vessels indirectly. Since too frequent or too high dosing over a short period of time can increase risk for heart attacks and/or strokes, doctors limit maximal doses for 24 hrs and 7 days. However, the nasal spray is very quick and effective, and a serious event is rare. ...Read more
Increased congestion: Many of the Zicam nasal sprays contain nasal decongestants, similar to the afrin brand of nasal sprays. Topical nasal decongestant sprays are safe if used for a short period of time. If used for more than a few days, however, they can cause rebound congestion, which can become more severe than the original reason for using the spray. Never use for more than 3 days straight. ...Read more
Steroid nasal spray: Make sure you use it right,directed away from the midline,towards ear inside the nasal cavity,don't exceed prescribed dose,that way you avoid side effects,usually dryness of the nasal septum and probably nose bleeds, helps if you irrigate nasal cavity with saline prior to use.Other side effects are rare,some are serious, others aren't,usually with long term medically unsupervised use, good luck ...Read more
Well tolerated: Fluticasone is a steroid nasal spray that is available in generic form. It is well tolerated. Side effects to look out for include bleeding, nasal irritation and dryness of the nose. Nasal infections and nasal septal perforations may rarely occur. Glaucoma and cataracts are even more rare. ...Read more
Mild typically: Like any nasal cortisone spray, nose bleeds are the most common side effect but these can be limited by proper nasal spray technique. Also, run-off down back of throat can lead to cough and sore throat. At usual doses, the other side effects listed for steroids are very, very uncommon. An allergist or ENT physician can assist in treatment recommendations. ...Read more
Minor and major:
There are many potential side effects, usually minor and local and some major. As a general principle, the stronger the medicine one takes, the increased potential for side effects. Imitrex is quite a strong medication- caution if over 50 years, arrhythmia, taking additional medications like ssri (celexa, prozac). More details at:
http://www.Medicinenet.Com/sumatriptan-nasal_spray/article.Htm. ...Read more
What are the side effects of taking nasal spray contain corticosteriods because i have allergy for life long?
Nosebleeds: are the most common although less than 1% incidence if used properly (aiming spray towards the outside direction instead of the center). The safety record for long term use has been quite good otherwise. ...Read more
Side effects of long term use of nasal sprays depends on the ingredient.
1) decongestants like neo-synephrione = more prolonged nasal congestion
2) Normal Saline = almost nil
3) steroids = possible atrophy of the turbinates; easy bleeding
4) antihistamines = sedation, loss of effect. ...Read more
Allergic rhinitis, and i've been using fluticasone nasal spray for about 6 months. Does it have systemic side effects?
Not Usually: At the regular dose, there are minimal side effects. The most common are headache, throat infection, nasal irritation, sneezing, cough, nausea, vomiting, and nosebleeds. All nasal anti-inflammatory steroids have class warning relating to increased eye pressure and temporary slowing of growth rate in children. More info see: www.Rxlist.Com/flonase-drug/side-effects-interactions.Htm. ...Read more
Is it safe to use "Beconase" Aqueous Nasal Spray for blocked/runny nose? Are there any side effects?
Not systemic: All topical steroids may have the side effects of occasional nose bleeds and irritation or burning. But the use of a topical nasal steroid is virtually without any systemic side effects. Make sure that you are using this spray for either allergic rhinitis or non-allergic rhinitis. A blocked runny nose can also be symptomatic of nasal polyps. ...Read more
I just wanted to know can extended use of a nasal spray that contains xylometazoline hydrochloride cause glaucoma?
Can xylometazoline nasal spray be used together with beclometasone dipropionate nasal sprays? What if you use the two separately in two nostrils?
Yes: YYou can use them together. They work by different mechanisms. Use them each in both nostrils. ...Read more
Nasal mucus. Doesnt seem to stop. Taking a nasal spray with xylometazoline for temp relief. Any thing that can cure it permanently. Its not allergy.
How?: Need to see your doctor to get checked out. I don't know how you knew that the problem was not related to an allergy. The spray you are using should not be used for more than 5 days continuously or you may end up with nasal congestion. The spray also does not reduce runny nose , only congestion. An allergist may be the one you need to see. ...Read more