Otrivin Nasal Drops composition :
It is nasal decongestant that quickly clears blocked noses.
the moiaturisng formula also contains soothing ingredients that help prevent dryness and irritation of the nasal passages.
It is avaiable In two forms: 0.1% for children over 6 years and adults, and 0.05% (children’s formula) for Infants and small children.
Otrivin 0.1% comes in one form: Nasal Drops (In. bottle with pipette ) the content of the packs is 15ml.
Otrivin 0.05% comes in one form: Nasal Drops (in abottle With pipette)
Otrivin 0.1% (moisturising formula)contains 1 mg/mI of xyIometazoline hydrochloride as active ingredient It also contains benzalkonium chloride, disodum edetate, sodium phosphate buffer. sodium chloride, sorbitol, methylhydroxypropylcellolose and purified water.
Otrivin 0.05 (moisturising formula) contains O.5 mg/ml of xyIometazoline hydrochloride as active ingredient it also contains benzalkonium chloride, disodium edetate, sodium phosphate buffer, sodium chloride, sorbitol, methylhydroxypropylcellulose and purified water.
Otrivin Nasal Drops properties / Effects :
xylometazoline belongs to the group 0f the aryl alkyl imidazolines.
Otrivin, which is intended for use in the nose, constricts the nasal blood vessels thereby decongesting the mucosa of the nose and
neighbouring regions of the pharynx.
the effect of it sets in within afew minutes and persists for several hours it is well tolerated ,also by patients with sensitive mucous membranes, and does not impair function of the ciliated epithelium. It is unlikely to cause reactive hyperaemta.
Otrivin Nasal Drops phamacokinetice :
following local application, the plasma concentration of xyIometazoline is so low that datection is not possible using currently available analytical methods
Otrivin Nasal Drops Indications / Scope of Use :
Colds of various types to aid drainage of secretions in affections of the paranasal sinuses.
In otitis media, as an adjuvant to decongest the nasophalyngeal mucosa tofacilitate rhinoscopy
Otrivin Nasal Drops Dosage/Use :
Otrivin 0.05% Nasal Drops: For infants and children up to 6 years of age (with adult supervisal).
1 or 2 drops of the solution Into each nostril once or twice daily (every 8 to 10 hours) are generalty sufficient; do not exceed a total of 3 applications daily into each nostril
Otrivin 0.1% Nasal Drops For adults and children over 6 years of age. 3 to 4 times daily: 2 or 3 drops of the solution into each nostril.
once the pack has been opened, the contents should be used for 1 month only.
Otrivin Nasal Drops Contra indications :
like other vasoconstrictors, It should not be employed in status post transsphenoidal hypophysectomy (or after transnsnasal or transoral surgical interventions in which the dura mater has been exposed).nor should it be used by patients known to be hypersensitive to substances contained in it.
Otrivin Nasal Drops Precautions :
It, like all other preparations belonging to the same class of active substances, should be used only with caution in patients showing strong action to sympathomimetic agents, as evidenced by signs of insomnia, dizziness, etc. As in the case of other local vasoconstrictors. It should not be employed uninterruptedly over prolonged periods in chronic colds.
Check with your doctor or pharmacist before using it if :
– you have high blood pressure, heart disease, cvereceve thyroid, glaucoma or diabetes .
– you are taking an antidepressant medicine.
– If any of the above apply, do not use Otrivin before talking to your doctor or pharmacist.
– Do not use for more than 10 days to avoid congestion.
Otrivin Nasal Drops Pregnancy and Lactation :
Pregnancy category C
In view of its vasoconstricting properties women should take care not to use Otrivin during pregnancy.
During lactation it should only be used under medical supervision.
Otrivin Nasal Drops Unwanted Effects :
The following side effects have occasionally been encountered: a burning sensation in the nose and throat, local Irritation, nausea,
headache, and dryness of the nasal mucosa.
Otrivin Nasal Drops Interactions :
No interactions have yet come to our notice.
Otrivin Nasal Drops Missed doses :
If you miss a dose and you remember within one hour of the missed dose, use it right away. However if you do not remember until later, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double doses.
Otrivin Nasal Drops Overdosage :
No cases of overdosage in adults have yet been reported.
In rare instances to accidantal poisoning in children, the clinical picture has been marked chiefly by signs such as acceleration and irregularity of lhe pulse, elevated blood pressur, and sometimes clouding of consciousness. Symptomatic treatment under medical supervision is indicated.
Protect from heat (store below 3O”C)
Otrivin Nasal Drops Packs :
Nasal drops (0.05%): 15 ml
Nasal drops (0.1 %): 15 ml
Medicines should be kept out 01 the reach of children.
The product should be used only up to the date indicaled by Exp· on the pack.
Produced by :
NOVARTIS PHARMA S.A.E. – Cairo
under licence from Novartis Consumer Health SA, Nyon, Switzerland.