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Otrifresh 0.1% Nasal Drops


Overview

Introduction

Otrifresh 0.1% Nasal Drops is a medicine used to treat nasal congestion (blocked nose) caused by the common cold or flu, hay fever, and other allergies. It shrinks blood vessels in your nose to relieve nasal congestion and blockage.

Otrifresh 0.1% Nasal Drops should be used as you have been advised by your doctor. It provides only temporary relief but do not use it more often or for longer than recommended. Normally you should blow your nose gently before using it, keep one nostril closed while applying the medicine into the other and then sniff hard to make sure it reaches deep into the nose. Then repeat for the other nostril. It provides relief very quickly and can last for several hours. If you use this medicine too often or for too long, it may worsen your symptoms rather than improve them.

The most common side effects are irritation or discomfort to the nose and sneezing. It may also cause nausea, headache, and nasal dryness. These are usually mild but if they bother you or do not go away, your doctor may be able to suggest ways of preventing or reducing them.

It is generally a safe medicine but, before taking it, talk to your doctor about any health problems you have such as heart problems or high blood pressure (hypertension) or overactive thyroid gland or glaucoma or prostate enlargement. Let your doctor know about any other medicines you are taking to make sure you are safe. Ask your doctor for advice before using this medicine if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Uses of Otrifresh Nasal Drops

Side effects of Otrifresh Nasal Drops

Common
  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Nasal dryness
  • Burning sensation

How to use Otrifresh Nasal Drops

Use it in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Tilt your head as far back as possible and hold the dropper close to the nose without touching it. Gently squeeze the dropper and place the medicine in the nose. Bend your head forward for a few minutes.

How Otrifresh Nasal Drops works

Otrifresh 0.1% Nasal Drops is a nasal decongestant. It works by narrowing the small blood vessels in the inner surface of the nose. This provides temporary relief from congestion or stuffiness in the nose.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Otrifresh 0.1% Nasal Drops 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.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Otrifresh 0.1% Nasal Drops 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 Otrifresh Nasal Drops?

If you miss a dose of Otrifresh 0.1% Nasal Drops, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Quick Tips

  • Otrifresh 0.1% Nasal Drops works right away and each dose provides relief for up to 12 hours.
  • It acts on the nose, so there aren't too many other side effects.
  • Otrifresh 0.1% Nasal Drops can make nasal congestion worse if used for more than 3 or 4 days in a row (called rebound congestion).
  • It can cause temporary stinging, burning, or dryness in the nose.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Otrifresh with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Alovir, Acvirax, Oveer
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Brand(s): Herpinil-F, Famtag, Virax FC
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Furon, Furachlor, Fulo
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Ganpyar
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Patient Concerns

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Persistent nasal congestion from 2 months.loss of taste and smell.
Dr. Deepak Kumar Soni
Skin Specialist
Use BADAM ROGAN TAIL - 1-1 Drop in each nostril( Nose opening ) at night
Post nasal drip from 2 months and nasal congestion
Dr. Vijay Verma
Ear Nose Throat Specialist
get ct scan of sinus and revert
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FAQs

Q. What is xylometazoline hydrochloride/ what is xylometazoline hydrochloride used for/ is xylometazoline a steroid/ an antihistamine?

Xylometazoline is a topical decongestant and is used to for relief of the blocked; congested nose and sinuses caused by colds and allergies such as hay fever. It is neither a steroid nor an antihistamine

Q. How does xylometazoline/xylometazoline hydrochloride work?

Xylometazoline relieves nasal and sinus congestion by constricting (shrinking) blood vessels (veins and arteries) in the nose

Q. Is xylometazoline hydrochloride addictive/ is xylometazoline addiction?

Prolonged use of xylometazoline may lead to its addiction in some.

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