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Drug Guide    A   Afrin Nasal Spray Nasl

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   Afrin Nasal Spray Nasl

Afrin Nasal Spray Nasl



This medication is used for temporary relief of congestion in the nose caused by various conditions including the common cold, sinusitis, hay fever, and allergies. It works by narrowing the blood vessels in the nose area, reducing swelling and congestion.This drug may also be used to relieve "plugged ears" and to reduce swelling in the nose before certain surgeries or procedures.

 
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Afrin Nasal Spray Nasl

Uses
This medication is used for temporary relief of congestion in the nose caused by various conditions including the common cold, sinusitis, hay fever, and allergies. It works by narrowing the blood vessels in the nose area, reducing swelling and congestion.This drug may also be used to relieve "plugged ears" and to reduce swelling in the nose before certain surgeries or procedures.
Notes
  • Do not share this medication with others.
  • Use of this container by more than one person may spread infection.There are many nasal decongestants available, many without a prescription.
  • Talk with your doctor or pharmacist about which product is best for you.

Storage
  • Refer to storage information printed on the package.
  • Protect from heat and light.
  • Keep all medicines away from children and pets.

Overdose
  • Symptoms of overdose may include: drowsiness, slow heartbeat, dizziness, fainting.

How To Use
  • Use this medication in the nose as directed.
  • Follow all directions on the product package, or use as directed by your doctor.
  • If you are uncertain about any of the information, consult your doctor or pharmacist.To apply nasal drops, wash your hands first.
  • To avoid contamination, do not touch the dropper tip or let it touch your nose or any other surface.
  • If needed, have another person place the drops in your nose.Gently blow your nose before using this drug.
  • Tilt your head back while sitting on a chair or lying down.
  • Hold the dropper over the affected nostril and apply the directed number of drops.
  • Keep your head tilted for a few minutes.
  • Repeat these steps with the other nostril if needed.
  • Do not swallow the medication if it drips into the throat.This medication provides only temporary relief.
  • Do not use more medication or use it more often or for longer than directed because doing so may increase the risk of side effects.
  • Also, do not use this medication for more than 3 days because doing so may cause a condition called rebound congestion.
  • Symptoms of rebound congestion include long-term redness and swelling inside the nose and increased runny nose.
  • If this occurs, stop using this medication and consult your doctor or pharmacist.Inform your doctor if your condition worsens or persists after 3 days.

Side Effects
  • Temporary burning, stinging, dryness in the nose, runny nose, and sneezing may occur.
  • If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.If your doctor has prescribed this medication, remember that he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects.
  • Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: slow/fast/pounding heartbeat, dizziness, nausea, headache, mental/mood changes, trouble sleeping, shaking (tremors), unusual sweating, unusual weakness.A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare.
  • However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching, swelling, severe dizziness, trouble breathing.If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Precautions
  • Before using this nasal decongestant, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to other sympathomimetics (e.g., pseudoephedrine); or if you have any other allergies.If you have any of the following health problems, consult your doctor or pharmacist before using this product: heart/blood vessel disease (e.g., coronary artery disease), overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism), diabetes, high blood pressure, difficulty urinating (due to enlarged prostate).Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist that you are using this medication.Caution is advised when using this drug in children because they may be more sensitive to the effects of the drug.
  • Check the product package or consult with your doctor or pharmacist about whether these nasal drops can be used in children.During pregnancy, this medication should be used only when clearly needed.
  • Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.It is not known whether this drug passes into breast milk.
  • Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Missed Dose
  • Not applicable.

Drug Interactions
  • If you are taking this product under your doctor's direction, your doctor or pharmacist may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for them.
  • Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with your doctor or pharmacist first.Avoid taking MAO inhibitors (e.g., furazolidone, isocarboxazid, linezolid, moclobemide, phenelzine, procarbazine, rasagiline, selegiline, tranylcypromine) within 2 weeks before, during, and after treatment with this medication.If you are currently using any of these medications listed above, tell your doctor or pharmacist before starting this nasal decongestant.Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription/herbal products you may use, especially of: medication for high blood pressure, tricyclic antidepressants (e.g., amitriptyline).Check the labels on all your medicines (e.g., cough-and-cold products) because they may contain decongestants or ingredients that could increase your heart rate or blood pressure.
  • Ask your pharmacist about using those products safely.

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User Medicine Opinions for Afrin Nasal Spray Nasl
Overall:4 out of 5
Low adverse Reactions3 out of 5
Healing Power:5 out of 5
No dependency problems:5 out of 5
Cost-Benefit:5 out of 5
Sex: M
Age: 62
Location: ontario canada
Time Taken: 2 days days

Reason: open nasa passages Date: 24 October 2010
Side Effects
none

Additional Thoughts
after reading about it I am afraid to take it for more then 2 dayse in a row

Overall:1 out of 5
Low adverse Reactions4 out of 5
Healing Power:5 out of 5
No dependency problems:4 out of 5
Cost-Benefit:5 out of 5
Sex: F
Age: 33
Time Taken: 5 days

Reason: stuffed up nose Date: 1 March 2010
Side Effects
took two days too long. not addicted. nose still swollen more than one week later. hurts. seriously hurts.

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