Otrivin (Xylometazoline Hydrochloride)

Known as Otrivine in the UK

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Description

Otrivin (xylometazoline) is a medication used to treat nasal congestion caused by allergic rhinitis, sinusitis, and respiratory infections. Otrivin is available as treatment outside of the United States and there is no FDA approval for this usage.

Nasal congestion can be caused by a variety of conditions including influenza, viral nasopharyngitis, allergic rhinitis, sinusitis, and others. During nasal congestion, the sinus passages become constricted and breathing may be partially or fully occluded.

Otrivin (xylometazoline) is a direct-acting sympathomimetic alpha-receptor agonist. By activating alpha receptors, xylometazoline vasoconstricts the blood vessels that supply the nasal passages. Vasoconstriction leads to decreased blood flow and the relaxation of nasal passages with associated congestion relief.

Directions

The primary Otrivin nasal spray use is to relieve congestion.

Otrivin (xylometazoline) is normally sprayed into the affected nostril(s) two to three times daily as needed for nasal congestion. However, the directions may vary with each product, so take Otrivin (xylometazoline) as directed on the packaging.

Do not use Otrivin for longer than three days in a row because it may cause rebound congestion.

Ingredients

The active ingredient in Otrivin is xylometazoline. 

Cautions

Those with a history of cardiovascular disorders should use caution before taking Otrivin. Otrivin works by constricting blood vessels, which more worsen certain heart and vascular conditions. 

Before using Otrivin, tell your doctor if you have an endocrine disorder including thyroid conditions or diabetes.

Side Effects

Adverse effects of Otrivin may include:

  • Blurred vision
  • Dryness or irritation of the nasal mucosa
  • Headache
  • Irregular or fast heart rate
  • Local burning or irritation
  • Nausea
  • Rebound congestion

If you experience these side effects while taking Otrivin, stop taking the medication and speak with your doctor.

Buy Otrivin nasal spray online from a trusted source like Canada Drugs Direct. When buying Otrivin nasal spray online, it is important to speak with your doctor before using the medication.

References

  1. New Zealand Consumer Medicine Information “Xylometazoline.” Published November 22, 2011. Accessed December 9, 2019.
  2. DrugBank. “Xylometazoline.” Drugbank.ca.. Published 2010. Accessed December 9, 2019.


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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