Menthol Nasal Spray 10ml
Contains active ingredients including Xylometazoline
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Otrivin Menthol Metered-Dose Nasal Spray 10 ml
Schedulding status S1 proprietary names (and dosage forms): Otrivin® menthol metered-dose nasal spray. Composition: Otrivin metered-dose nasal spray contains 0.1% m/v of xylometazoline hydrochloride. Preservative: benzalkonium chloride 0.01% m/v. Pharmacological classification: A 16.1 nasal decongestants. Pharmacological action: Otrivin menthol contains xylometazoline which belongs to the group of the arylalkyl imidazolines and acts on the - adrenergic receptors. Otrivin menthol has a vasoconstrictor action, producing decongestion of the nasal and pharyngeal mucosa when applied locally. Indications: Decongestion of naso-pharyngeal mucosa in colds, sinusitis, rhinitis, hay-fever, otitis media and to facilitate rhinoscopy. Identification: Metered-dose nasal spray: opalescent to clear, colourless to white solution with an odour of menthol and eucalyptol. Presentation: Otrivin menthol metered-dose nasal spray: Polyethylene bottle with spray pump and nosepiece containing 10 ml. Marketed by Novartis Consumer Health SA a division of Novartis South Africa (Pty) Limited. Date of publication of this package insert: 10 December 1998. ®Registered trade mark. Otrivin is an effective decongestant which acts to clear a blocked nose within minutes and relieves excessive nasal secretions for several hours. Useful for colds, sinusitis and otitis media. 10 ml.
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Otrivin®. Xylometazoline HCI 1 mg/ml. 1 mg/ml. Metered-dose nasal spray for adults. Nasal decongestant. Menthol. Fast acting, long lasting. Novartis.
Dosage and directions for use: Otrivin menthol metered-dose nasal spray is for nasal administration only, in adults and children over 12 years of age: 1 application of the metered-dose spray into each nostril; a total of 3 applications a day is usually sufficient. Otrivin menthol should be used after blowing the nose. Otrivin menthol metered-dose nasal spray: Remove the protective cap. Before the first application, perform several pumping motions until an even spray appears in the air. Insert the nozzle into the nostril and press once firmly on the spray head, and breathe in at the same time. Then withdraw the nozzle before releasing pressure. Repeat the operation in the other nostril. Replace the protective cap after use. The dosing spray ensures the Otrivin menthol solution is well distributed over the surface of the nasal mucosa. The standardised valve with which it is fitted permits accuracy of dosage and precludes the possibility of unintentional overdosage.