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User Reviews for Oxymetazoline

Also known as: 12 Hour Nasal, 12 Hour Nasal Decongestant Spray, Afrin, Afrin All Night NoDrip, Afrin Extra Moisturizing, Afrin No Drip Severe Congestion, Afrin NoDrip Extra Moisture, Afrin NoDrip Extra Moisturizing, Afrin NoDrip Original, Afrin NoDrip Severe Congestion, Afrin NoDrip Sinus, Afrin Original, Afrin Severe Congestion, Afrin Sinus, Allerest 12 Hour Nasal Spray, ...show all 39 brand names

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Oxymetazoline Rating Summary

6.0/10 Average Rating

82 Ratings with 76 User Reviews

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Reviews for Oxymetazoline to treat Nasal Congestion

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Nostrilla 12 Hour (oxymetazoline): "This is by far the best mist I have tried however I must agree about the cap .I do understand it child Proof and would be hard to figure out but you do have to consider older people have arthritis and vision problems maybe you cold make it easier But it is a good product"

   
8.0

Linny12345 July 10, 2017

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"Works great but is highly addictive and I'd need to use it every 8 hours to be able to breathe thru my nose. I'm now suffering with mucosa rebound phenomenae .....it shrinks my nasal membranes but when it wears off my nose blocks severely and I'd have to use it more and more frequently to be comfortable."

   
10

Alkorn July 10, 2017

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Afrin (oxymetazoline): " Afrin is great and it works in seconds. Just don't use it more than 3 days in a row or you'll be more stuffed up than you were before you started."

   
10

Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) June 21, 2017

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Vicks Sinex 12-Hour Decongestant Nasal Spray (oxymetazoline): "Was okay product just need more of it if it was work some but nasal problem is really extreme bad."

Jamieleland June 17, 2017

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Afrin (oxymetazoline): "A friend of mine mentioned that this product will cost dependency. Even with that in mind my symptoms still led me to purchase it nonetheless. The good news is I'm not addicted to it nor dependent upon it, because I can't open it. This is the first and last time I will buy this product, whether they change the cap mechanism or not."

   
1.0

Old factory (taken for less than 1 month) June 11, 2017

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Afrin (oxymetazoline): "Impossible to open. Don't buy it."

   
1.0

Afrin is stupid (taken for less than 1 month) June 3, 2017

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Afrin (oxymetazoline): "I'm really surprised at how many people complain about the cap. I bought 2 bottle (because my whole family uses it) and got the tape and red cap off without a hitch. I just followed the picture on the side of the box....any way I love this product. Good luck everyone!"

   
10

Ashleymj April 4, 2017

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Afrin (oxymetazoline): "Picture this. You have a new bottle of Afrin in the medicine cabinet. It's 2:00 AM and you have a stuffy nose. You wake up and go open the Afrin package to find that it is VERY tightly sealed. So, you use some nearby scissors to cut the tape and instead you cut yourself. After a few minutes and some blood on your hands you manage to get the tape off only to find a complex system for the nozzle of the bottle. Still half asleep you try and get it to work but fail. You miss the old Vicks spray that had very simple nozzle, throw-away the Afrin and then vow to yourself to remember the name "Afrin" so that you never by the product again. You wonder if a lawyer was responsible for human factors design for Afrin, then try to go back to sleep"

   
1.0

Bobby_Co March 30, 2017

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Afrin (oxymetazoline): "Afrin is easy to use and effective, it helps me breath again. All you have to do to open it is push and turn, I do not understand why these people think it is hard to open."

   
8.0

Anonymous March 22, 2017

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Afrin Original (oxymetazoline): "The bottle opening process is way too difficult especially for arthritis sufferers. The product is great if you ever get it open."

   
9.0

Anonymous (taken for 2 to 5 years) March 17, 2017

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Afrin (oxymetazoline): "After many long frustrating attempts by many people to open the blasted bottle, I read another review that said to turn it upside down and push with all your might, so I turned it upside down, pushed the cap *into* the neck of the bottle and squeezed the bottle so hard I worried it might burst, and it *Finally* opened. Then I was afraid to close it, worried that I wouldn't be able to reproduce the miraculous feat of opening it. This is NOT a 'childproof' cap. This IS the medicine bottle equivelence of Fort Knox. The effort wasted on trying to get it open is unreasonable. Shame on Bayer. As a physician, I used to recommend Afrin for nasal congestion. Not anymore."

   
1.0

FedUpDoc March 7, 2017

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Afrin (oxymetazoline): "Take a pair of pliers after you purchase a new bottle and crack the red casing off. Clear top underneath will open and you will be able to breathe again."

   
6.0

Capbuster February 26, 2017

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Afrin (oxymetazoline): "Awful experience!! Couldn't get the cap off so I spent 30 minutes trying to get it off. After 30 mins and a bloody cut up thumb I finally just grabbed my old bottle of nostrilla (which I would have much rather bought but couldn't find any at the store. For anyone reading this nostrilla is a 10/10 for me!!) Punctured a whole in the afrin bottle and squeezed the stuff into the nostrilla bottle... so nostrilla you the real MVP!!"

   
1.0

Anonymous February 26, 2017

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Afrin (oxymetazoline): "Just like everyone else, can't get the cap off. Ridiculous. We'll see if it clears me up. I will probably go get something else since this just seems like a mess"

   
1.0

sara12345678980 February 20, 2017

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Afrin (oxymetazoline): "DO NOT EVER BUY AFRIN NASAL SPRAY. Until Bayer gets themselves together and makes a cap that actually comes off, do not waste your time and money with this product."

   
1.0

Anonymous February 18, 2017

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Afrin No Drip Severe Congestion (oxymetazoline): "I've always bought Afrin...But since they have added this lock cap for this new "snowflake" generaration ...I'm done with it ! Off to use adult drops !"

   
1.0

Ziggypop (taken for less than 1 month) February 17, 2017

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Afrin (oxymetazoline): "The cap is hella hard to get off smh. But! This stuff isn't total rubbish. It actually works very well."

   
8.0

saucyj_4life February 10, 2017

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Afrin (oxymetazoline): "I guess Bayer dosen't give a damn about its consumers. There still selling the afrin with the bottle that can't be opened."

   
1.0

Teddy Beara February 7, 2017

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"Not quite sure why there is so much dissatisfaction with the new design....I was frustrated for about 30 seconds until I realized how easy it is to use. There are several different brands and generics that have the exact same concentrate of the effective drug. But I think, with the reasoning behind the new child-safety precautions, most if not all of them will continue with the new design. Anyway, effective as always, no matter what brand I buy."

   
9.0

Stuffy (taken for 10 years or more) January 29, 2017

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Afrin (oxymetazoline): "This company should be sued they sell nasal spray that you can't even open to use! Waste of money. My husband is ridiculous enough to buy this nasal spray again when we knew we always have a hard time opening the damn thing. And the nasal spray itself isn't as effective it doesn't spray it squirts lots of liquid when you give it a quick squeeze. Terrible"

   
1.0

Tiger645699 January 19, 2017

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Afrin (oxymetazoline): "Medication works great for nasal congestion. Now, trying to take off the lid is a different story, I almost returned it. After 3 mins a fellow coworker finally got the lid off. I understand child proofing but, this is ridiculous!!"

   
3.0

Marie/7 January 18, 2017

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Nostrilla (oxymetazoline): "I've used this product for about 15 years, as I have chronic nasal congestion at night. I would have given it a 9 until the new bottle design, which is so HORRIBLE I have to give it a 2. I love your product. It would be nice if I could still use it. The cap is wayy too hard to wrestle off for people who don't have great hand dexterity, and that whole "line up the tiny white plastic groove with the other tiny white plastic groove" thing is awful. I need to be able to use it in the dark without waking up my spouse. I will switch to another brand if I must."

   
2.0

VU January 14, 2017

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Nostrilla (oxymetazoline): "Don't buy! The bottle is freakin' impossible to open especially when you can't breathe and all you want is relief. Tried everything to get lid off. Eventually I got it off with my teeth as this was only way I could keep the bottom half from turning as I twisted lid. I still ended up with medicine in my mouth because leaked while I was trying to turn lid off. Most stupid design ever, go with a different brand, trust me!"

   
1.0

Claire73 (taken for less than 1 month) January 8, 2017

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Afrin (oxymetazoline): "Seriously this product packaging is completely defective. Exhausted (and of course can't breathe) after hours of three people trying to get the new childproof cap off. Apparently the cap is vacuum locked on and you have to turn the bottle upside down and apply all your weight on it and turn and if you're lucky it will release and open. Absolutely a defective design."

   
1.0

Denise1973 January 5, 2017

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Nostrilla (oxymetazoline): "Wish I did listen what others said after reviewing their experiences. Can't even open it and I don't think so I am dumb lol. So this is just in regard to their useless container. I also broke the container and applied to my kids nose which he woke me up in the middle of the night saying that his nose burn. Stay away this product but if you don't listen, be my hero to open the container as well as burn your nose."

   
1.0

2017 January 4, 2017

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