Olofast Nasal Spray

Prescription Required

Introduction

Olofast Nasal Spray belongs to a group of medicines called antihistamines. It is used to treat sneezing and runny or stuffy nose caused by allergies (allergic rhinitis).

Follow your doctor’s instructions precisely for using Olofast Nasal Spray in the nose. It is used as a nasal spray, so never consume it orally. You should use it in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Before using it, inform your doctor if you have an infection, injury, or ulceration in the inside of the nose.

Since it is a nasal spray, it does not expose the rest of your body to the medicine and hence gives you minimal side effects. However, it may cause a bitter taste, nosebleed, or cough in some people. These are usually temporary and resolve with time.

Uses of Olofast Nasal Spray

  • Nasal allergy symptoms

Benefits of Olofast Nasal Spray

In Nasal allergy symptoms

Olofast Nasal Spray provides relief from symptoms such as blocked or runny nose. It shrinks the blood vessels and provides rapid relief that lasts for several hours. This will make it easier for you to go about your daily activities. It is a safe medicine that can be used to treat congestion caused by colds or allergies such as hay fever. It rarely has any serious side effects and you may only need to take it on days you have symptoms. Moreover, Olofast Nasal Spray may make you feel less sleepy as compared to other antihistamine medicines. It should be used as prescribed and should not be taken for more than seven days in a row (preferably less). Talk to your doctor if your symptoms do not improve.

Side effects of Olofast Nasal Spray

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Olofast

  • Bitter taste
  • Nosebleeds
  • Cough

How to use Olofast Nasal Spray

Use this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Insert the bottle tip into one nostril and close the other nostril. Direct the spray towards the sides of your nostril, away from the cartilage dividing the two sides of your nose. As you spray, breath gently and keep the head upright. Repeat the same process for the other nostrils.

How Olofast Nasal Spray works

Olofast Nasal Spray is an antiallergic medication. It gets absorbed into the cells of the inner surface of the nose and blocks the action of a chemical messenger (histamine). This provides relief from a stuffy or runny nose.

Safety advice

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Olofast Nasal Spray may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breast feeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Olofast Nasal Spray is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
No interaction found/established
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

What if you forget to take Olofast Nasal Spray?

If you miss a dose of Olofast Nasal Spray, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

Alternate brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
Olofast Nasal Spray
₹260.0/Nasal Spray
Nasopat Nasal Spray
Ajanta Pharma Ltd
₹260/nasal spray
same price
Winolap Nasal Spray
Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
₹272/nasal spray
5% costlier

Quick tips

  • Avoid deep breathing as it will cause medication to go back to the throat and make it less effective.
  • Do not share the bottle with anyone else so that you do not spread germs.
  • Olofast Nasal Spray should be avoided in patients with recent nasal ulcers, nasal surgery, or nasal trauma.
  • The right way to use the nasal spray:
    • Shake the bottle before using the medicine. 
    • Clean your nose thoroughly before using the medicine.
    • Insert the bottle tip into one nostril and close the other nostril. 
    • Direct the spray towards the sides of your nostril, away from the cartilage dividing the two sides of your nose. 
    • Breathe out gently through your mouth and repeat the same process for the other nostril.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Dibenzoxepine Derivative
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
RESPIRATORY
Action Class
H1 Antihistaminics (second Generation)

Interaction with drugs

Taking Olofast with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Aprepit, Aprepep, Fos-Aprepitant
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Fosup, Artepitant, Fosaran
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Zuvair
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Eurolam
MODERATE

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FAQs

Q. What is Olofast Nasal Spray used for?

Olofast Nasal Spray is used for the treatment of allergic conditions. It helps to treat runny nose or stuffy nose, sneezing, redness, and watering of eyes.

Q. What should I know before using Olofast Nasal Spray?

Before using Olofast Nasal Spray, you should tell your doctor if you are allergic to Olofast Nasal Spray or any of its ingredients to avoid any allergic reactions. Let your doctor know if you have or ever had any problems related with your eyes. Inform your doctor about all the other medicines you are taking because they may affect, or be affected by, this medicine. Also, inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to conceive or breastfeeding to prevent any harmful effects on the baby.

Q. Is Olofast Nasal Spray a steroid?

No, Olofast Nasal Spray is not a steroid. It belongs to a group of medicines called antihistamines. Olofast Nasal Spray is an anti-allergy medicine which helps to reduce symptoms of allergies such as runny nose, sneezing and red or watery eyes.

Q. Is Olofast Nasal Spray safe?

Olofast Nasal Spray is safe if used in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Take it exactly as directed and do not skip any dose. Follow your doctor's instructions carefully and let your doctor know if any of the side effects bother you.

Q. How does Olofast Nasal Spray work?

Olofast Nasal Spray works by blocking the release of a naturally occurring substance in our body known as histamine, that is responsible for producing symptoms of allergies such as runny nose, sneezing and red or watery eyes.

Q. What should I do if I forget to use Olofast Nasal Spray?

If you forget to use Olofast Nasal Spray, do not worry and continue using Olofast Nasal Spray as soon as you remember. However, if you are not sure and have any other doubts, please consult your doctor.

Q. Is Olofast Nasal Spray effective?

Olofast Nasal Spray is effective if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Do not stop taking it even if you see improvement in your condition. If you stop using Olofast Nasal Spray too early, the symptoms may return or worsen.

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Manufacturer/Marketer address

Chinubhai Centre, Off. Nehru Bridge, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad - 380009. Gujarat. India.
MRP
260
Inclusive of all taxes
12 ml in 1 packet
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