Afrin

Afrin

oxymetazoline

Manufacturer:

Bayer

Distributor:

Zuellig Pharma
Full Prescribing Info
Contents
Oxymetazoline HCl.
Description
Each mL of Afrin 0.05% nasal spray also contains benzalkonium chloride as preservatives and sodium hydroxide, sodium dihydrogen phosphate dihydrate, disodium edentate, propylene glycol, hydrochloric acid and purified water as other inactive ingredients.
Action
The sympathomimetic action of oxymetazoline HCl constricts the arteriolar network within the nasal mucosa producing a prolonged decongestant effect.
Indications/Uses
Symptomatic relief of nasal and nasopharyngeal congestion due to the common cold, sinusitis, hay fever or other upper respiratory allergies. It is also recommended for office use on a nasal tampon to facilitate intranasal examination or before nasal surgery.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Adults and Children ≥6 years: 0.05%: 2 or 3 sprays into each nostril twice daily, morning and evening. With the head upright, place the spray nozzle into the nostril without completely occluding the nostril. During each administration, the patient should bend his head slightly forward and squeeze bottle quickly and firmly to spray the recommended number of sprays in each nostril.
Contraindications
Hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients of Afrin.
Use in children: Afrin 0.05% nasal spray is not recommended for use in children <6 years.
Special Precautions
0.05%: Do not exceed the recommended dosage and do not use for >3 days. If symptoms persist for >3 days, consult a physician. Prolonged use is not recommended.
Use of the product dispenser by more than one person may spread infection. In case of accidental ingestion, seek professional assistance immediately.
Adverse Reactions
Afrin is generally well tolerated; adverse effects are usually mild and transient and include burning, stinging, sneezing or increased nasal discharge.
Storage
Store below 30°C.
ATC Classification
R01AA05 - oxymetazoline ; Belongs to the class of topical sympathomimetic agents used as nasal decongestants.
Presentation/Packing
Nasal spray 0.05% (without menthol) x 15 mL.
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