SUDAFED BLOCKED NOSE SPRAY
Active substance(s): XYLOMETAZOLINE HYDROCHLORIDE
medicine is used to help clear the stuffy,
blocked up feeling in your nose and sinuses caused
by colds and allergies such as hay fever.
■ This medicine is for use by adults and children
aged 12 years and over.
■ Do not take this medicine:
■ There are some people who should not take this
medicine. To find out if you are one of them see
section 2 c
■ If you have ever had a bad reaction to any of
the ingredients. For the list of ingredients see
section 6 c
■ Speak to your doctor:
■ If you suffer from any of the conditions
mentioned in section 2. See section 2 c
■ Follow the dosage instructions carefully. These
are shown in the table. See section 3 c
Now read this whole leaflet carefully before you use
this medicine. Keep the leaflet: you might need it again.
1 What the medicine is for
Sudafed Mucus Relief 0.1% Nasal Spray is a medicine
which is used to help clear the stuffy, blocked up
feeling in your nose and sinuses caused by colds and
allergies such as hay fever.
The spray contains xylometazoline hydrochloride,
which is a topical decongestant that relieves nasal
and sinus congestion.
This medicine is for use in adults and children aged
12 years and over.
2 Before taking this
3 How to use this
This medicine is suitable for most people but a few
people should not use it. If you are in any doubt, talk
to your doctor or pharmacist.
Follow the instructions and study the pictures
below to ensure that you use Sudafed Mucus
Relief 0.1% Nasal Spray correctly:
Do not take this medicine…
If you have ever had a bad reaction (e.g.
rash, swelling of the face and throat, difficulty
breathing) to any of the ingredients.
■ If you are taking, or have taken in the last
two weeks, drugs for depression known as
Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors (MAOIs).
■ If you have recently had neurosurgery.
■ If you have had your pituitary gland removed.
■ If you are pregnant.
If any of these apply to you, get advice from
a doctor or pharmacist without taking
Sudafed Mucus Relief 0.1% Nasal Spray.
Step 1. Remove
the plastic cap
from the nozzle.
Step 2. When using the
spray for the first time,
press the plunger
supporting the base
with your thumb as
shown in the diagram
and release until a single
spray is delivered.
Step 3. Hold the bottle
upright and place the
nozzle into one nostril.
Press the plunger
downwards and at the
same time breathe in
through your nose.
Release the plunger
and remove the nozzle
from the nostril. Repeat
this process for the
Step 4. Wipe the nozzle
and replace the plastic
cap after use.
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist…
If you have high blood pressure or heart
■ If you have diabetes.
■ If you have an overactive thyroid gland.
If any of these bullet points apply to you now or
in the past, talk to a doctor or pharmacist.
If you are pregnant or breast-feeding
Do not take this medicine if you are pregnant.
If you are breast-feeding, ask your doctor or
pharmacist for advice before taking this medicine.
Some of the ingredients can cause
Benzalkonium chloride is an irritant which may
cause skin reactions.
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Check the table that follows to see
how much medicine to use.
Do not use more than the stated dose shown
in the table.
Children under 12 years
Do not give to children under 12 years old.
Adults and Children aged 12 years and
children aged 12
years and over
One spray into each nostril
2 or 3 times a day
Do not take more than 3 doses in 24 hours.
Do not use continuously for more than 7 days.
■ If symptoms persist talk to your doctor.
4 Possible side-effects
6 Further information
Sudafed Mucus Relief 0.1% Nasal Spray can have
side-effects, like all medicines, although these don't
affect everyone and are usually mild.
■ Occasionally people may experience local
irritation such as burning, soreness, dryness,
stinging, itching or sneezing.
■ Nausea and headache may rarely occur.
■ If this medicine is used continuously for long
periods, congestion symptoms may return.
What’s in this medicine?
Reporting of side-effects
What the medicine looks like
If you get any side-effects, talk to your doctor,
pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible side
effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also report
side-effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at
If anyone has too much
By reporting side-effects you can help provide more
information on the safety of this medicine.
If anyone has too much contact a doctor or
your nearest Accident & Emergency Department
(Casualty) taking this leaflet and pack with you.
5 Storing this medicine
If you forget to take the medicine
If you forget to take a dose, take the next dose
when needed provided that you do not take
more than 3 doses in 24 hours. Do not take a
Dimensions:148 x 210mm
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The active ingredient in Sudafed Mucus Relief
0.1% Nasal Spray is: Xylometazoline hydrochloride
Other ingredients are: Benzalkonium chloride,
disodium edetate, sodium dihydrogen phosphate,
sodium monohydrogen phosphate, sodium chloride,
sorbitol solution, purified water.
Sudafed Mucus Relief 0.1% Nasal Spray is a clear
colourless solution in a 15 ml bottle.
Marketing Authorisation holder: McNeil Products
Ltd, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 3UG, UK.
Manufacturer: Famar Orléans, 5 avenue de Concyr,
45071 Orleans, Cedex 2, France.
This leaflet was revised October 2013.
Sudafed is a registered trade mark.
Do not store above 25ºC.
Keep the product out of the sight and reach
Do not use your medicine after the end of the
month shown as an expiry date on the packaging.
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.
Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency
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