What is Numark Nasal Decongestant Spray?
Numark Nasal Decongestant Spray is a treatment that works to treat a blocked nose. The active ingredient in this spray is oxymetazoline, which is a decongestant. A decongestant is a type of drug that helps to reduce congestion in the nasal passages and make breathing easier. It works in minutes and provides relief for up to 12 hours.
What causes nasal congestion?
Nasal congestion is caused most often by an illness, such as a cold, the flu, or an allergy such as hay fever. When infected, the cells in the nose become inflamed. This makes the blood vessels become enlarged, causing a blocked nose. Excess mucus is also formed as a result of the inflammation and can cause a runny nose as well.
Who is this nasal spray suitable for?
This nasal spray is suitable to be used by adults and children aged 12 and over. It should not be used by anyone who is allergic to the ingredients contained in the nasal spray. This nasal spray should also not be used if any of the following applies to you:
- Phaeochromocytoma, a rare tumour in the adrenal glands
- Recently had an operation on the nose or sinuses
- Had the pituitary gland removed
- Already using another decongestant treatment
- Have inflamed skin or scabs in the nose
If you are using any other medical treatment, speak to a doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist as soon as possible.
Can someone who is pregnant or breastfeeding use this nasal spray?
This treatment should not be used if you are pregnant. If you are breastfeeding, then speak to a medical professional before using.
How should Numark Nasal Decongestant Spray be used?
Remove the cap and place the tip of the nozzle inside the nostril. Hold the other nostril closed and spray twice. Make sure to breathe in as you spray. Repeat for the other nostril. Wipe the nozzle after use and put the cap back on.
Are there any side effects?
Like with many types of medication, there is a chance of side effects. Potential side effects include:
- Skin Rashes
- Sneezing, stinging or burning in the nose
- Swelling in the face, lips, throat, or mouth
- Difficulty breathing
- Irritation in the nose, throat, or mouth
- A headache
- Change in heartbeat
If you notice any side effect, then stop using and speak to a doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist as soon as possible. For any side effect that you notice, you can record it using the MHRA Yellow Card Scheme.
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.
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Please read the included leaflet carefully before using this product.
Please contact your GP if appropriate regarding this product.
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