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OTRIVINE CHILD NASAL DROPS

Active substance(s): XYLOMETAZOLINE HYDROCHLORIDE

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2. BEFORE YOU USE OTRIVINE CHILD NASAL
DROPS

Nasal Drops
Xylometazoline
Hydrochloride
Cough and Cold in children
It is usual for children to get several colds a year. As they
get older, their immunity builds up and they get fewer
colds. Most colds will get better within a few days and you
may not need to do more than keep your child comfortable
until they get over it.
Fever: If they are feverish, give them plenty of fluids to
drink. Their temperature may be lowered with a suitable
medicine which has doses for children. For further advice,
talk to your healthcare professional.
Coughs: Although it can be distressing to hear your child
cough, in fact this helps to clear phlegm from the chest
and mucus from the nose. Give your child plenty of warm
clear fluids.

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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 Child Nasal Drops
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 5 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.
In this leaflet:
1. What Otrivine Child Nasal Drops are and what they are
used for
2. Before you use Otrivine Child Nasal Drops
3. How to use Otrivine Child Nasal Drops
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Otrivine Child Nasal Drops
6. Further information

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• perennial and allergic rhinitis (recurring inflammation of
the nasal mucous membranes, including hay fever)
• sinusitis.
Otrivine Child Nasal Drops contain the active ingredient
xylometazoline 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.

1. WHAT OTRIVINE CHILD NASAL DROPS ARE
AND WHAT THEY ARE USED FOR

DO NOT use the drops if your child:
• is under 6 years old
• is allergic to xylometazoline hydrochloride or any of the
other ingredients in the drops (see Section 6)
• has an inflamed nasal passage
• is allergic to other decongestants
• has had recent neurosugery or nasal surgery
• has heart disease or hypertension
• has diabetes
• has hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid gland)
• has closed angle glaucoma
• has phaeochromocytoma (a tumour of the nerves
associated with the hormone glands)
• is taking monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) or has
stopped taking them in the last 14 days
• is taking betablockers
Take special care
Before using the drops tell your doctor if your child:
• has heart or circulatory disease
• is taking any other medicine or is under doctor's care
If your child experiences hallucinations, restlessness or
sleep disturbances stop using Otrivine Child Nasal Drops.
Do not take Otrivine Child Nasal Drops for more than
5 days in a row. Keep away from the eyes.
Using other medicines
Do not use these drops if your child is using other decongestants. Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if your child
is taking or has recently taken any medicines (especially
antidepressants, moclobemide, medicines for high blood
pressure or heart problems, appetite suppressants, oxytocin or ergot alkaloids) 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 CHILD NASAL DROPS
Dosage:
For children aged 6 –12 years:
1 to 2 drops in each nostril once or twice daily. Not more
than 2 doses should be given in any 24 hours.

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Otrivine Child Nasal Drops are for application in the nose
to give relief from:
• nasal congestion (blocked nose, including colds)

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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 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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If you use more Otrivine Child Nasal Drops than you
should, consult your doctor or pharmacist.

4. POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Like all medicines, Otrivine Child Nasal Drops can cause
side effects, although not everybody gets them.
Local discomfort may be felt after applying the drops
if you have sensitive nasal passages.
If your child experiences hallucinations, restlessness
or sleep disturbances stop using Otrivine Child Nasal
Drops.
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.
Palpitations, changes in heart rhythm or increased blood
pressure may also occur, especially if you have heart
problems.

6. FURTHER INFORMATION
What Otrivine Child Nasal Drops contain
The active ingredient is xylometazoline hydrochloride
(0.05% w/v).
The other ingredients are sodium chloride, sodium phosphate, sodium acid phosphate, disodium edetate, benzalkonium chloride, sorbitol, hypromellose and water.
What Otrivine Child Nasal Drops look like and the
contents of the pack
Otrivine Child Nasal Drops are a clear, colourless
aqueous solution packed in 10 ml bottles.
Marketing Authorisation Holder
GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare (UK)
Trading Limited, Brentford, TW8 9GS, U.K.
Manufacturer
GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare (UK)
Trading Limited, Brentford, TW8 9GS, U.K.
This leaflet was last revised in January 2016
Otrivine® is a registered trademark owned by or licensed
to the GSK group of companies.

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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.

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 “Expiry”. The expiry date refers to the last day
of that month.
Protect from heat.
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.

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Do not exceed the recommended dosage.
Do not take with any other cough and cold medicines.

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Do not use in children under 6 years of age.
Administration:
1. Practise using the dropper to develop good dosage
control
2. Clear and wipe your child's nose
3. Tilt your child's head right back (see diagram)
4. Apply drops to each nostril as per dosage instructions.
Parents or carers should seek medical attention if the
child's condition worsens.
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 CHILD NASAL
DROPS

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