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VICKS SINEX SOOTHER NASAL SPRAY

Active substance(s): OXYMETAZOLINE HYDROCHLORIDE / OXYMETAZOLINE HYDROCHLORIDE / OXYMETAZOLINE HYDROCHLORIDE

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Vicks Sinex Soother 0.5 mg/ml Nasal Spray, Solution Oxymetazoline hydrochloride
Package leaflet: Information for the user
What is in this leaflet:
1. What Vicks Sinex Soother is and what it is
used for
2. What you need to know before you use
Vicks Sinex Soother
3. How to use Vicks Sinex Soother
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Vicks Sinex Soother
6. Contents of the pack and other information
1. What Vicks Sinex Soother is and what
it is used for
Vicks Sinex Soother is a nasal spray used for
localised relief of the symptoms of a blocked nose in
association with a cold or rhinitis.
The effect of the spray starts after several minutes
and lasts for 6 – 8 hours.
2. What you need to know before you use
Vicks Sinex Soother
Do not use Vicks Sinex Soother:
• if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to the active
substance oxymetazoline hydrochloride or any of the
other ingredients of this medicine (listed in section 6)
• if you are taking (or have taken during the last
2 weeks) monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAO
inhibitors are used in the treatment of Parkinson’s
disease and depression)
• if you suffer from acute heart disease or cardiac
asthma
• if you suffer from increased eyeball-pressure
(narrow-angle glaucoma)
• if you have had an operation to remove your
pituitary gland

REG0149827

Version 3.2

Approved

Read all of this leaflet carefully before you
start using this medicine because it contains
important information for you.
Always use this medicine exactly as described in this
leaflet or as your doctor or pharmacist have told you.
This medicine is available without prescription.
However, you still need to use Vicks Sinex Soother
carefully to get the best results from it.

• if you have inflamed skin or mucous membranes of
your nostrils or have scabs in your nose
Do not give this medicine to children under
12 years of age.
Warnings and precautions
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before using
Vicks Sinex Soother if you have:
• high blood pressure
• heart disease, including angina
• diabetes
• thyroid problems
• enlarged prostate gland (prostatic hypertrophy)
Other medicines and Vicks Sinex Soother
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking,
or have recently taken or might take any other
medicines
• monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) are
used in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease and
depression). Do not use Vicks Sinex Soother if you
have taken MAOIs during the last two weeks.
• tricyclic antidepressants – inform your doctor
if you are taking drugs used in the treatment of
depression such as amitriptyline and imipramine.

- Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
- Ask your pharmacist if you need more information
or advice.
- If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or
pharmacist. This includes any possible side effects
not listed in this leaflet. See section 4.
- You must talk to a doctor if you do not feel better
or if you feel worse after 3 days.
• Beta blockers or high blood pressure
medicines - inform your doctor before use if you are
taking any of these.
• Parkinson’s disease medicine (bromocriptine)
- inform your doctor before use if you are taking this
medicine.
Pregnancy and Breast-feeding
If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, think you may
be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, ask your
doctor or pharmacist for advice before using this
medicine.
The spray should be used with caution during
pregnancy or if breast feeding.
Driving and using machines
Vicks Sinex Soother has no influence on the ability
to drive or use machines.
Vicks Sinex Soother contains Benzalkonium
chloride
Benzalkonium chloride (a preservative) is an
ingredient in Vicks Sinex Soother which might cause
swelling of nasal mucosa, especially during longterm use.

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3. How to use Vicks Sinex Soother

1.
2.
3.
4.

REG0149827

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Always use this medicine exactly as described in this
leaflet or as your doctor or your pharmacist have told
you. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are
not sure.
The recommended dose is:
Adults and children over 12 years: 1-2 sprays
in each nostril no more than 2-3 times daily.
Children under 12 years – Do not use.
Do not exceed the recommended dose.
Do not use for longer than 5-7 days in a row.
If used over a longer period, Vicks Sinex Soother may
cause a blocked nose.
Contact your doctor if symptoms worsen or do not
improve after 3 days.
Method of administration:
Remove the cap. Keep the bottle upright with the
nasal applicator just into the nostril. Hold the other
nostril closed.
Spray and breathe in deeply through your nose at the
same time. Repeat for the other nostril.
Adults and children over 12 years may repeat steps 1
and 2 once if necessary.
Wipe the nasal applicator with a clean, wet tissue
and replace the cap immediately after application.
If you use more Vicks Sinex Soother than you
should
If you use too much Vicks Sinex Soother and you
experience any unwanted effects or symptoms, seek
medical advice immediately and take the bottle or
pack with you.
If you forget to use Vicks Sinex Soother
Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten
dose; instead, continue using according to the
administration instructions.

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If you have any further questions on the use of
thismedicine, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
4. Possible side effects
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side
effects, although not everybody gets them.
• Uncommon (may affect up to 1 in 100 people):
Sneezing, dryness or irritation in the nose, mouth
or throat.
• Rare (may affect up to 1 in 1000 people):
Anxiety, fatigue, irritability, disturbed sleep in
children, rapid heartbeat, palpitations, raised blood
pressure, blocked nose, swelling of the nasal
lining, headache, nausea, flushing, rash and visual
disturbances.
Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or
pharmacist. This includes any possible side effects
not listed in this leaflet. 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.
5. How to store Vicks Sinex Soother
Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach
of children.
Do not store above 25°C.
Do not use this medicine after the expiry date which
is stated on the carton and label of the bottle after
EXP. The expiry date refers to the last day of that
month.
Do not throw away any medicines via wastewater or
household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to throw
away medicines you no longer use. These measures
will help to protect the environment.

6. Contents of the pack and other information
What Vicks Sinex Soother contains
The active substance is: oxymetazoline
hydrochloride 0.5 mg/ml. One spray (equivalent to
0.05 ml) contains approximately 25 micrograms
oxymetazoline hydrochloride.
The other ingredients are: sorbitol, sodium citrate,
polysorbate 80, benzyl alcohol, citric acid anhydrous,
benzalkonium chloride solution, acesulfame
potassium, levomenthol, cineole, disodium edetate,
aloes dry extract, levocarvone, water, purified.
(See section 2 Vicks Sinex Soother contains
Benzalkonium chloride).
What Vicks Sinex Soother looks like and
contents of the pack
Vicks Sinex Soother nasal spray solution is a
metered dose nasal pump spray.
The pack contains an amber glass bottle with a
white pump on top. The bottle is filled with 15 ml
of product.
Not all pack sizes may be marketed.
Marketing Authorisation Holder and
Manufacturer
Marketing Authorisation Holder:
Procter & Gamble(Health & Beauty Care) Limited,
Weybridge, Surrey KT13 0XP United Kingdom
Manufacturer:
Teva Czech Industries s.r.o.
Ostravská 29, indication number 305,
Opava-Komárov, Postal code 747 70,
Czech Republic
PL 00129/0356
This leaflet was last revised in 06/2015.
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Vicks Sinex Soother 0.5 mg/ml Nasal Spray, Solution Oxymetazoline hydrochloride
Package leaflet: Information for the user
What is in this leaflet:
1. What Vicks Sinex Soother is and what it is
used for
2. What you need to know before you use
Vicks Sinex Soother
3. How to use Vicks Sinex Soother
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Vicks Sinex Soother
6. Contents of the pack and other information
1. What Vicks Sinex Soother is and what
it is used for
Vicks Sinex Soother is a nasal spray used for
localised relief of the symptoms of a blocked nose in
association with a cold or rhinitis.
The effect of the spray starts after several minutes
and lasts for 6 – 8 hours.
2. What you need to know before you use
Vicks Sinex Soother
Do not use Vicks Sinex Soother:
• if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to the active
substance oxymetazoline hydrochloride or any of the
other ingredients of this medicine (listed in section 6)
• if you are taking (or have taken during the last
2 weeks) monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAO
inhibitors are used in the treatment of Parkinson’s
disease and depression)
• if you suffer from acute heart disease or cardiac
asthma
• if you suffer from increased eyeball-pressure
(narrow-angle glaucoma)
• if you have had an operation to remove your
pituitary gland

REG0149827

Version 3.2

Approved

Read all of this leaflet carefully before you
start using this medicine because it contains
important information for you.
Always use this medicine exactly as described in this
leaflet or as your doctor or pharmacist have told you.
This medicine is available without prescription.
However, you still need to use Vicks Sinex Soother
carefully to get the best results from it.

• if you have inflamed skin or mucous membranes of
your nostrils or have scabs in your nose
Do not give this medicine to children under
12 years of age.
Warnings and precautions
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before using
Vicks Sinex Soother if you have:
• high blood pressure
• heart disease, including angina
• diabetes
• thyroid problems
• enlarged prostate gland (prostatic hypertrophy)
Other medicines and Vicks Sinex Soother
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking,
or have recently taken or might take any other
medicines
• monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) are
used in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease and
depression). Do not use Vicks Sinex Soother if you
have taken MAOIs during the last two weeks.
• tricyclic antidepressants – inform your doctor
if you are taking drugs used in the treatment of
depression such as amitriptyline and imipramine.

- Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
- Ask your pharmacist if you need more information
or advice.
- If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or
pharmacist. This includes any possible side effects
not listed in this leaflet. See section 4.
- You must talk to a doctor if you do not feel better
or if you feel worse after 3 days.
• Beta blockers or high blood pressure
medicines - inform your doctor before use if you are
taking any of these.
• Parkinson’s disease medicine (bromocriptine)
- inform your doctor before use if you are taking this
medicine.
Pregnancy and Breast-feeding
If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, think you may
be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, ask your
doctor or pharmacist for advice before using this
medicine.
The spray should be used with caution during
pregnancy or if breast feeding.
Driving and using machines
Vicks Sinex Soother has no influence on the ability
to drive or use machines.
Vicks Sinex Soother contains Benzalkonium
chloride
Benzalkonium chloride (a preservative) is an
ingredient in Vicks Sinex Soother which might cause
swelling of nasal mucosa, especially during longterm use.

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3. How to use Vicks Sinex Soother

1.
2.
3.
4.

REG0149827

Version 3.2

Always use this medicine exactly as described in this
leaflet or as your doctor or your pharmacist have told
you. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are
not sure.
The recommended dose is:
Adults and children over 12 years: 1-2 sprays
in each nostril no more than 2-3 times daily.
Children under 12 years – Do not use.
Do not exceed the recommended dose.
Do not use for longer than 5-7 days in a row.
If used over a longer period, Vicks Sinex Soother may
cause a blocked nose.
Contact your doctor if symptoms worsen or do not
improve after 3 days.
Method of administration:
Remove the cap. Keep the bottle upright with the
nasal applicator just into the nostril. Hold the other
nostril closed.
Spray and breathe in deeply through your nose at the
same time. Repeat for the other nostril.
Adults and children over 12 years may repeat steps 1
and 2 once if necessary.
Wipe the nasal applicator with a clean, wet tissue
and replace the cap immediately after application.
If you use more Vicks Sinex Soother than you
should
If you use too much Vicks Sinex Soother and you
experience any unwanted effects or symptoms, seek
medical advice immediately and take the bottle or
pack with you.
If you forget to use Vicks Sinex Soother
Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten
dose; instead, continue using according to the
administration instructions.

Approved

If you have any further questions on the use of
thismedicine, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
4. Possible side effects
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side
effects, although not everybody gets them.
• Uncommon (may affect up to 1 in 100 people):
Sneezing, dryness or irritation in the nose, mouth
or throat.
• Rare (may affect up to 1 in 1000 people):
Anxiety, fatigue, irritability, disturbed sleep in
children, rapid heartbeat, palpitations, raised blood
pressure, blocked nose, swelling of the nasal
lining, headache, nausea, flushing, rash and visual
disturbances.
Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or
pharmacist. This includes any possible side effects
not listed in this leaflet. 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.
5. How to store Vicks Sinex Soother
Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach
of children.
Do not store above 25°C.
Do not use this medicine after the expiry date which
is stated on the carton and label of the bottle after
EXP. The expiry date refers to the last day of that
month.
Do not throw away any medicines via wastewater or
household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to throw
away medicines you no longer use. These measures
will help to protect the environment.

6. Contents of the pack and other information
What Vicks Sinex Soother contains
The active substance is: oxymetazoline
hydrochloride 0.5 mg/ml. One spray (equivalent to
0.05 ml) contains approximately 25 micrograms
oxymetazoline hydrochloride.
The other ingredients are: sorbitol, sodium citrate,
polysorbate 80, benzyl alcohol, citric acid anhydrous,
benzalkonium chloride solution, acesulfame
potassium, levomenthol, cineole, disodium edetate,
aloes dry extract, levocarvone, water, purified.
(See section 2 Vicks Sinex Soother contains
Benzalkonium chloride).
What Vicks Sinex Soother looks like and
contents of the pack
Vicks Sinex Soother nasal spray solution is a
metered dose nasal pump spray.
The pack contains an amber glass bottle with a
white pump on top. The bottle is filled with 15 ml
of product.
Not all pack sizes may be marketed.
Marketing Authorisation Holder and
Manufacturer
Marketing Authorisation Holder:
Procter & Gamble(Health & Beauty Care) Limited,
Weybridge, Surrey KT13 0XP United Kingdom
Manufacturer:
Teva Czech Industries s.r.o.
Ostravská 29, indication number 305,
Opava-Komárov, Postal code 747 70,
Czech Republic
PL 00129/0356
This leaflet was last revised in 06/2015.
PGT330b(1)
00000000

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