Otrivin Saline

Storage
Store below 30°C
Preservative
Benzalkonium chloride
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Introduction

Otrivin Saline comprises of purified salt solution. It is used to treat nasal congestion (blocked nose). It moisturizes and loosens the mucus inside of the nose and provides rapid relief from nasal congestion.

Otrivin Saline works by moisturizing the inner surface of the nose. It helps in providing relief from stuffy nose due to common cold or allergies. This medicine is for external use only. You should use it in a dose and duration as advised by your doctor.

Before using this medicine, check the label. You have to tilt your head as far back as possible. Hold the dropper close to the nose. Make sure that you do not touch the nozzle. Squeeze the dropper gently so that the medicine gets placed in the nose. After few minutes, you can bend your head forward.

It is generally safe with little or no side effects. However, it might cause nasal irritation at the time of application. Before using this medicine, inform your doctor if you are on any medication or are allergic to this medication. Also, inform your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor, if you miss any dose.

Uses of Otrivin Nasal Spray

  • Treatment of Nasal congestion (blocked nose)

Benefits of Otrivin Nasal Spray

In Treatment of Nasal congestion (blocked nose)

Otrivin Saline moisturises the inside of the nose, gives a soothing effect to the irritated skin inside the nose and provides rapid relief from nasal congestion that lasts for several hours. It is a safe medicine which can be used to treat congestion caused by colds or allergies such as hay fever. 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 Otrivin 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 Otrivin

  • Nasal irritation

How to use Otrivin 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 Otrivin Nasal Spray works

Otrivin Saline is a purified salt solution. It moisturizes the inner surface of the nose and helps relieve stuffy nose due to common cold or allergies.

Safety advice

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Otrivin Saline 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
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Information regarding the use of Otrivin Saline during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
No interaction found/established
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

What if you forget to take Otrivin Nasal Spray?

If you miss a dose of Otrivin Saline, please consult your doctor.

All substitutes

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No substitutes found for this medicine

Quick tips

  • 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.
    • Avoid deep breathing as it will cause medication to go back to the throat and make it less effective.
  • Avoid deep breathing as it will cause the 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.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Alkali Metal Chlorides
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
RESPIRATORY
Action Class
Crystalloids

Patient concerns

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Nasal congestion with throat infection due to bad weather
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Physician
otrivin nasal drop 3 times for 5 days
I have constant heavy headedness and nasal congestion.
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Physician
otrivin nasal drop twice daily for 3 dayscalpol 500 mg twice daily for 3 days
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FAQs

Q. Can I use Otrivin Saline for nebulizer?

Yes, Otrivin Saline can be used in the nebulizer. It is used to produce phlegm and sputum which can help to improve lung function in patients with lung diseases. It may also be used to dilute other medications to be inhaled through a nebulizer. However, all these uses would depend upon your doctor’s prescription.

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References

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  3. Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO). [Accessed 07 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link

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24-25 Floor, One Horizon Center Golf Course Road, DLF Phase 5 Gurgaon 122002, India
Country of origin: India

Expires on or after: June, 2023

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