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ALMUS DECONGESTANT NASAL SPRAY

Active substance(s): OXYMETAZOLINE HYDROCHLORIDE

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Label for Almus Decongestant Nasal Spray Yellow Card Statement 2015
FRONT OF PACK

Decongestant Nasal Spray
Oxymetazoline
Hydrochloride
22ml ℮
BACK OF PACK

 How to use this medicine
Read and retain carton for full instructions.
Adults and children of 12 years and over: One or two sprays into each nostril every 6-8
hours.
PL 00014/0292
MA Holder: BCM Nottingham NG2 3AA
Manufacturer: BCM Ltd, Nottingham. NG2 3AA
Almus® is a registered trademark
Item code
Component code
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ALMUS ARTWORK STATUS BOX
Product Name: Almus Decongestant Nasal Spray
Product Licence No: PL00014/0292
Wording Ref: Draft Copy V1, draft issue 3, 25/09/2009, AL0041/B1
Status: Internally Approved
Pack details: PPr bottle with polyethylene plug and elongated nozzle dip tube fitted with
wadless polyethylene cap that fits the elongated nozzel
Pack size: 22ml
Version No: 1
Date issued: 20/01/2015
Reason for change: Submission of A4 text with Yellow Card update to carton

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Carton for Almus Decongestant Nasal Spray

Yellow Card warning January 2015

FRONT OF PACK (Refer to Brand Principles and readability guideline)

Decongestant Nasal Spray
Oxymetazoline Hydrochloride
Clears nasal congestion
22ml ℮
BACK OF PACK
Read all of this carton for full instructions.

What this medicine is for
This medicine contains a decongestant, which acts to relieve nasal congestion. It can be
used for fast relief of stuffy noses due to head colds and hayfever.

Before you use this medicine
X Do not use:
 If you are allergic to any of the ingredients
 If you have heart or blood vessel disease
 If you are taking monoamine oxidase inhibitors (for depression) or have taken them
within the last 14 days
 If you have an overactive thyroid
 If you have glaucoma
 If you are a man with prostate problems

! Talk to your pharmacist or doctor:
 If you are pregnant or breastfeeding
Methylhydroxybenzoate (E218) may cause allergic reactions (possibly delayed).

 How to use this medicine
Check the seal is not broken before first use.
If it is, do not use the medicine.
Age
How much
Adults and children of 12
years and over

One or two sprays into each
nostril

How often
Every 6 to 8 hours.

For use in the nose only.
Do not use for children under 12 years.
Do not use more than the amount recommended above.
Do not use this medicine for more than 7 days, unless your doctor tells you to.
If symptoms do not go away talk to your doctor.

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Carton for Almus Decongestant Nasal Spray

Yellow Card warning January 2015

If you use too much: Talk to a doctor.

Possible side effects
Most people will not have problems, but some may get some of these:
 Irritation of the nose
 Dry mouth and throat
 Return of your symptoms if used for a long time
Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This includes any
possible side effects not listed on this carton. You can also report side effects directly via the
Yellow Card Scheme at: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard. By reporting side effects you can
help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.

How to store this medicine
Do not store above 25°C.
Keep all medicines out of the sight and reach of children.
Use by the date on the side panel.

Active ingredients
The spray contains
Oxymetazoline Hydrochloride 0.05% w/v.
Also contains: purified water, disodium phosphate, monosodium phosphate, ethanol,
methylhydroxybenzoate (E218), cetrimide, levomenthol, camphor (racemic), eucalyptol.
PL 00014/0292
Text prepared 04/2015
MA holder: The Boots Company PLC, Nottingham, NG2 3AA
Manufacturer: BCM Ltd., Nottingham, NG2 3AA
Almus® is a registered trademark
If you need more advice ask your pharmacist.
Bar code
Item code
Component code
BRAILLE NAME (on back of pack)
Almus Decongestant Nasal Spray
ALMUS ARTWORK STATUS BOX
Product Name: Almus Decongestant Nasal Spray
Product Licence No: PL00014/0292
Wording Ref: Draft Copy V1, draft issue 6, 05/02/2010, AL0041/1
Status: Internally Approved
Pack details: PPr bottle with polyethylene plug and elongated nozzle dip tube fitted with
wadless polyethylene cap that fits the elongated nozzel
Pack size: 22ml
Version No: 1

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Carton for Almus Decongestant Nasal Spray

Yellow Card warning January 2015

Date issued: 16/04/2015
Reason for change: Submission of A4 text with Yellow Card update to carton

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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