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OTRIVINE ADULT MEASURED DOSE SINUSITIS SPRAY

Active substance(s): XYLOMETAZOLINE HYDROCHLORIDE

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2. Before you use Otrivine Adult Metered
Dose 0.1% Nasal Spray

Adult Metered Dose
0.1% Nasal spray

DO NOT use the spray if you:
• are allergic to xylometazoline hydrochloride or
any of the other ingredients in the spray (see
Section 6)
• have had recent neurosurgery.
Do not use this spray for children under
12 years old.
Take special care
Before using the spray tell your doctor if you:
• have an overactive thyroid gland
(hyperthyroidism)
• have glaucoma
• have diabetes mellitus
• have heart or circulatory disease
• are pregnant or breast-feeding.
• have hypertension
Do not take decongestants for more than 7 days
in a row.

Xylometazoline
Hydrochloride
Read all of this leaflet carefully because
it contains important information for you.
This medicine is available without a prescription.
However, you still need to use Otrivine Adult
Metered Dose 0.1% Nasal Spray carefully to get
the best results from it.
–– Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
–– Ask your pharmacist if you need more
information or advice.
–– You must contact a doctor if the symptoms
worsen or do not improve after 7 days.
–– If any of the side effects gets serious, or if you
notice any side effect not listed in this leaflet,
please tell your doctor or pharmacist.

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In this leaflet:
1. What Otrivine Adult Metered Dose 0.1% Nasal
Spray is and what it is used for
2. Before you use Otrivine Adult Metered Dose 0.1%
Nasal Spray
3. How to use Otrivine Adult Metered Dose 0.1%
Nasal Spray
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Otrivine Adult Metered Dose 0.1%
Nasal Spray
6. Further information
1. What Otrivine Adult Metered Dose 0.1%
Nasal Spray is and what it is used for
Otrivine Adult Metered Dose 0.1% Nasal Spray is
for application in the nose to give relief from:
• nasal congestion (blocked nose, including colds)
• perennial and allergic rhinitis (recurring
inflammation of the nasal mucous membranes,
including hay fever)
• sinusitis.
Otrivine Adult Metered Dose 0.1% Nasal Spray
contains the active ingredient xylometazoline

Using other medicines
Please tell your doctor or pharmacist before using
this product if you are taking or have recently taken
any medicines (especially monoamine oxidase
inhibitors or other antidepressants) including those
obtained without a prescription.
Pregnancy or breast-feeding
If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, consult your
doctor before using Otrivine.
Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before
taking any medicine.
3. How to use Otrivine Adult Metered Dose
0.1% Nasal Spray
Dosage:
For Adults and Children over 12 years of age
1 spray in each nostril 1 to 3 times daily.

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hydrochloride which helps to open up and clear the
nasal passages by reducing the excessive nasal
secretions and returning the swollen blood vessels
to their normal size.

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Administration:
1. Clear your nose.
2. Lean forward slightly and insert the nozzle into
a nostril (see diagram).
3. Depress pump and sniff at the same time.
4. Repeat for the other nostril.
To avoid possible spread of infection, this pack
should only be used by one person.
For reasons of hygiene do not use this bottle for
more than 28 days after opening it.

5. How to store Otrivine Adult Metered Dose
0.1% Nasal Spray

If you use more Otrivine Adult Metered Dose
0.1% Nasal Spray than you should, consult your
doctor or pharmacist.

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Do not exceed the recommended dosage.

Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of
children.
Do not use after the expiry date which is stated on
the bottle after “EXP”. The expiry date refers to the
last day of that month.
Do not use this bottle for more than 28 days after
opening it.
Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater
or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to
dispose of medicines no longer required. These
measures will help to protect the environment.

4. Possible side effects

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Like all medicines, Otrivine Adult Metered Dose
0.1% Nasal Spray can cause side effects, although
not everybody gets them. Local discomfort may be
felt after applying the spray if you have sensitive
nasal passages.
Occasionally the following side effects have been
reported:
• A burning sensation in the nose and throat
• local irritation
• nausea
• headache
• dryness of the nasal membranes
• temporary and passing visual disturbances
• allergic reactions.
Cardiovascular effects, for example, palpitations
may also occur especially if you have heart
problems.
If any of the side effects gets serious, or if you
notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet,
please tell your doctor or pharmacist.
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What Otrivine Adult Metered Dose 0.1% Nasal
Spray contains
The active ingredient is xylometazoline
hydrochloride (0.1% w/v).
The other ingredients are Benzalkonium chloride,
sodium phosphate, disodium edetate, sodium acid
phosphate, sodium chloride, sorbitol, hypromellose
and purified water.
What Otrivine Adult Metered Dose 0.1% Nasal
Spray looks like and the contents of the pack
Otrivine Adult Metered Dose 0.1% Nasal Spray
is a clear, colourless aqueous solution packed in
10 ml bottles.
Marketing Authorisation Holder and
Manufacturer
Novartis Consumer Health, Camberley, GU15 3YL
This leaflet was last approved in May 2013.
Otrivine® is a registered trademark of Novartis AG.

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Also you can help to make sure that medicines
remain as safe as possible by reporting any
unwanted side effects via the internet at
HYPERLINK “http://www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard”
www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard. Alternatively you can
call Freephone 0808 100 3352 (available from
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays to Fridays) or fill in
a paper form available from your local pharmacy.

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6. Further information

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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