What are Otrivine Child Nasal Drops?
Otrivine Child Nasal Drops are designed for kids who are suffering from blocked or stuffy noses. Ideal for children aged 6 and over, Otrivine Child Nasal Drops help to open the nasal passages so your little one can breathe easily and start to feel a whole lot better.
Why does my child have a blocked nose?
There are many reasons why children might suffer from a blocked nose, and most of the time it’s nothing to worry about. Some of the most common causes of blocked noses are:
- Cold and flu
- Sinusitis or a sinus infection
- Hay fever or other allergies
- Reaction to other medication
How will these nasal drops clear my child’s blocked nose?
Otrivine Child Nasal Drops contain the active ingredient xylometazoline hydrochloride, which helps to clear your nasal passages. It does this by helping swollen blood vessels in the nose return to their normal size and reducing the number of nasal secretions, clearing any blockage in the nose.
How to use Otrivine Child Nasal Drops.
Before using this product, clear and wipe your child’s nose. Tilt your child’s head right back and apply 1 – 2 Otrivine Child Nasal Drops into each nostril. Do this once or twice a day for no more than 5 days.
Why do I need to answer questions to buy this product?
You do not need a prescription for Otrivine Child Nasal Drops, however, you will be asked to complete a short medical questionnaire by your Chemist-4-U pharmacist before we can take your order. This includes some simple questions that all pharmacies legally are required to ask before supplying this kind of product. This helps our pharmacy team to be sure that this product is the best choice for you.
When should Otrivine Child Nasal Drops not be used?
Otrivine Child Nasal Drops are not suitable for use on children under the age of 6. Do not use this product if yourself or your child are allergic to xylometazoline hydrochloride or any of the other listed ingredients. Do not take Otrivine Child Nasal Drops if you or your child:
- Have an inflamed nasal passage.
- Are allergic to other decongestants.
- Have recently had neurosurgery or nasal surgery.
- Have heart disease.
- Have hypertension.
- Have diabetes.
- Have hyperthyroidism (an overactive thyroid gland).
- Have closed-angle glaucoma.
- Have a tumour of the nerves associated with the hormone glands (phaeochromocytoma).
- Are taking antidepressants known as monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) or have taken them in the past 2 weeks.
- Are taking beta blockers.
- Are taking other decongestants.
Does this product have any side effects?
Like any medication, Otrivine Child Nasal Drops can have side effects, although not everyone will get them. These side effects include:
- Sleep disturbances
- A burning sensation in the nose and throat
- Local irritation
- Dryness of the nasal membranes
- Palpitations, change in heart rhythm, or increased blood pressure, especially in those with heart problems
If you experience these or any other side effects while using Otrivine Child Nasal Drops, stop using this product and speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist immediately.
This product is a medicine; make sure to speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before taking this product if you have an underlying medical problem or are taking any other medicine or complementary therapy. If your symptoms get worse or continue after taking this product, contact us or your doctor. For medical services in your area, please refer to https://www.nhs.uk
If you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant, or breastfeeding, speak to your doctor or our pharmacist before taking this product. If you suffer from any allergies, ask your doctor or our pharmacist if this medicine is right for you.
Store all medicines out of sight and reach of children.
Please read the included leaflet carefully before using this product.
Please contact your GP if appropriate regarding this product.
- Active ingredient Xylometazoline Hydrochloride .5% w/w, also contains Sodium Chloride, Sodium Phosphate, Sodium Acid Phosphate, Disodium Edetate, Benzalkonium Chloride, Sorbitol, Hypromellose and Water.
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