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Otrifresh O 0.05% Nasal Drops


Overview

Introduction of Otrifresh O Nasal Drops

Otrifresh O 0.05% Nasal Drops is used in the treatment of nasal congestion. It treats congestion associated with allergies, hay fever, sinus irritation and the common cold.

Otrifresh O 0.05% Nasal Drops is for external use only. It is used as nasal drops, so never consume it orally. You should use it in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor to achieve better results. Avoid taking it if you have undergone any recent nose surgery or if there is some swelling inside your nose. There are no major side effects with this medicine. But, it may cause irritation or sneezing

Uses of Otrifresh O Nasal Drops

Otrifresh O Nasal Drops side effects

Common
  • Nasal discomfort
  • Runny nose
  • Nasal congestion
  • Teary eyes

How to use Otrifresh O 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 O Nasal Drops works

Otrifresh O 0.05% 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.

Otrifresh O Nasal Drops related warnings

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Otrifresh O 0.05% 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.
Lactation
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Otrifresh O 0.05% 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.
To reduce the amount of Otrifresh O 0.05% Nasal Drops that reaches the breastmilk, remove the excess solution with an absorbent tissue.
Driving
No interaction found/established
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

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Expert Advice

  • Do not take oxymetazoline if you have high blood pressure, heart disease including previous episodes of pain and discomfort in the chest, diabetes mellitus, thyroid problems, liver or kidney disorders and non-cancerous enlargement of prostate; hallucinations (seeing, hearing or feeling things that are not really there), restlessness, sleep disturbances; increased pressure in the eyes (glaucoma).
  • Avoid taking this oxymetazoline if you have redness and swelling of the lining of your nose, or have scabs in your nose.
  • Do not take oxymetazoline if you have a recent nose surgery or surgery to remove the pituitary gland; or tumor of adrenal glands (pheochromocytoma) that causes episodic or persistent rise in blood pressure.
  • Take oxymetazoline nose drops for a maximum of 7 consecutive days to avoid rebound effect and drug induced rhinitis (runny nose).

Interaction with Drugs

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Patient Concerns

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It can be due to nasal congestion or chest problem or heart problem
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FAQs

Q. Is oxymetazolinee addictive?

Oxymetazoline treatment does not cause mental addiction. However, patients may get physically addicted such that they feel the compulsion to use oxymetazoline. Hence, it should only be used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor

Q. Is oxymetazoline a steroid/ antihistamine?

Oxymetazoline belongs to a class of medications called adrenergic drugs that are used as nasal decongestants. It is not a steroid or an antihistaminic

Q. Is oxymetazoline safe?

Oxymetazoline is safe, if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor

Q. Does oxymetazoline cause cataract/keep you awake/ raise blood pressure/insomnia/drowsiness?

No such reports are available that confirm treatment related mentioned side effects (cataract/keep you awake/ insomnia/drowsiness). Oxymetazoline can raise blood pressure when taken with drugs like selegiline, moclobemide that are used to treat depression, and can also decrease the effect of drugs used to treat blood pressure. Hence, patients should consult doctors regarding the possible side effects and drug interactions

Q. Can I take oxymetazoline with Benadryl (diphenhydramine)/ phenylephrine/ pseudoephedrine?

Oxymetazoline should not be taken concomitantly with Benadryl (diphenhydramine) /phenylephrine/pseudoephedrine. Please consult your doctor when using concomitantly.

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