Afrin user manual
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The active substance of Afrin spray causes narrowing of the vessels of the nasal mucous membranes, sinuses and Eustachian tube, which leads to a decrease in their edema and easier nasal breathing in case of allergic and / or infectious and inflammatory rhinitis (runny nose).
Thanks to auxiliary substances, after application, the spray does not flow out of the nose and does not enter the throat - after the introduction into the nasal passages, the viscosity of the drug increases - this allows it to stay on the mucous membranes of the nose more effectively than in the case of a standard aqueous solution.
The clinical effect manifests itself a few minutes after applying the spray and lasts up to 12 hours.
Indications for use
What helps Afrin? According to the instructions, the spray is prescribed in the following cases:
Symptomatic therapy of rhinitis (runny nose) of an allergic and / or infectious and inflammatory etiology;
Difficulty in nasal breathing in colds, congestion and conjunctival edema;
The spray is not intended for prolonged use!
Instructions for use Afrin, spray dosage
The drug is used by injecting into the nasal passages (intranasally). Shake the bottle vigorously before each use.
Standard dosages, according to the instructions for use of Afrin spray, are from 2 to 3 injections in each nasal passage \ 2 times a day. The maximum frequency of use for adults is 3 times in bitches.
For children over 6 years of age, the spray is used in a dosage of 1 injection \ up to 2 times a day. It is recommended to use a spray of 0.05%.
The course of treatment should not exceed 5 days in children and 7 days in adults. If the symptoms of the disease do not go away, an alternative treatment is prescribed for the main other active ingredient.
Do not exceed the frequency of use and the indicated doses, in order to avoid the development of drug rhinitis (addiction).
You should beware of getting the product on the mucous membrane of the eyes.
The instruction warns of the possibility of developing the following side effects when prescribing Afrin spray:
Local reactions: burning and dryness of the nasal mucosa of a transient nature, sneezing, dry mouth and throat; against the background of prolonged therapy - tachyphylaxis, reactive hyperemia, irritation, atrophy of the nasal mucosa;
Systemic: nausea, increased blood pressure (BP), palpitations, headache, dizziness, increased anxiety, sleep disturbances, insomnia.
With prolonged use - tachyphylaxis, reactive hyperemia and atrophy of the nasal mucosa.
Afrin is contraindicated in the following cases:
Inflammation of the nasal mucosa without secretion;
The simultaneous use of MAO inhibitors (including the period of 14 days after their withdrawal);
Children under 6 years old (Afrin, Afrin Moisturizing, Afrin Extra);
Children's age up to 2 weeks, including in newborns (Afrin Pure Sea for children);
Pregnancy and lactation;
Chronic renal failure;
Hypersensitivity to the components of the drug or sympathomimetic drugs.
As a rule, an overdose occurs when the drug is accidentally swallowed, in this case, systemic side effects develop (see above).
In case of accidental ingestion, gastric lavage and activated charcoal are recommended. Therapy is symptomatic, hospitalization may be required.
For our family, just a godsend. Year tormented with a runny nose, then just swollen nose. According to the recommendations, I tried Afrin spray, used it for about a week, more than a year I have not had a runny nose. Nasal congestion was stable for 10-12 hours. I advise everyone you know, always only positive feedback.
I really like Afrin in that it does not dry out the nasal mucosa and is evenly applied (spray). It perfectly relieves nasal congestion, I use it myself and give it to the child.
Terms of sell
A prescription is not required to buy Afrin.