Dristan Long Lasting Menthol Spray (Oxymetazoline)


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30ml (1 oz.) Fast Acting
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What if I find a lower price with another pharmacy?

We guarantee the lowest price on all of our prescription products. If you find your medications cheaper at any other recognized licensed mail order pharmacy, we will not only match their price, we will beat it by 25% of the difference. It is our 125% price match guarantee!

Example: If you find a product on Canada Drugs Direct for $50.00 and find the same product for $40.00 at another mail order pharmacy, we will provide you with a $12.50 discount, bringing your total to $37.50.

To get the discount please make sure to mention the price match to the customer service team when they call to collect payment for your order. Or call toll free at 1-888-904-8467 to place the order through the phone.

Terms & Conditions of Program

  • Guaranteed lowest price is only valid at the time of sale.
  • We will only match the current advertised price.
  • Products must be identical and in stock at the time of placing an order with a licensed mail order pharmacy. They must be an online Canadian pharmacy with an address in Canada.
  • Products must be authentic in brand and size (same manufacturer, same country of manufacture, same pack size, same strength and same quantity).
  • Products must be new. We cannot match the price of any used, short expiry or expired product.
  • Price match can only be issued over the phone with our customer service team. Please note at this time we cannot offer price matching for the products Ozempic or Saxenda.
What is a Generic Drug?

A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.

The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.

Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.


Dristan is an inhaled nasal decongestant that temporarily relieves congestion caused by allergies, sinusitis, or the common cold. Your doctor may recommend or prescribe Dristan if you have congestion caused by allergies or infections.

Dristan belongs to the class of medications called alpha-adrenergic agonists, which narrow the blood vessels in the nasal passages, thereby reducing swelling and congestion by reducing the blood flow to nasal passages.


Before using Dristan, gently shake the bottle and remove the protective cap. Hold the bottle upright and insert the nozzle into one nostril while closing the other with your finger. Firmly press down on the spray pump to release the medication, all while inhaling gently through your nose. 

Repeat the process for the other nostril if needed. Ask your doctor how long to take this medication because it can cause rebound congestion. Do not take it for longer than directed.


The active ingredient in Dristan is oxymetazoline.


Common drug-drug interactions with Dristan may include:

  • Bromocriptine
  • Cocaine (Topical)
  • Ergot derivatives
  • Esketamine
  • Isocarboxazid
  • Kratom
  • Linezolid
  • Lisuride
  • Phenelzine
  • Rasagiline
  • Selegiline
  • Tranylcypromine


If your nasal congestion does not improve or worsens after several days of using oxymetazoline, consult your healthcare provider for further evaluation and guidance. 

Take Distran exactly as directed. Using nasal decongestants excessively or for an extended period can lead to a condition known as rebound congestion, where your nasal passages become more congested after stopping the medication.

Dristan is only for use in sinus passages. Do not use Dristan in the eyes, ears, or other mucus membranes.

Side Effects

The most common side effects of Dristan can include:

  • Blurred vision
  • Constipation
  • Dizziness
  • Dry mouth
  • Drowsiness
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Nervousness
  • Palpitations
  • Restlessness
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Stomach upset
  • Sweating
  • Tremors
  • Urinary retention
  • Weakness


Dristan [package insert]. Pittsburgh, PA: Pharma; 2021.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The above information is intended to increase awareness of health information and does not suggest treatment or diagnosis. This information is not a substitute for individual medical attention and should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. See your health care professional for medical advice and treatment.

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