What is Sudafed Mucus Relief 0.1% Nasal Spray?
This Sudafed Nasal Spray is a form of treatment that works to relieve a blocked, stuffy nose. The active ingredient is an ingredient called xylometazoline. Xylometazoline is a decongestant that helps to reduce congestion in the nose and sinuses that has been caused a cold or an allergy.
What causes a blocked, stuffy nose?
The cause of a blocked, stuffy nose is usually an infection such as a cold or the flu, as well as allergies such as hay fever. The main reason for the nose to become blocked is the germs or pollen, for example, to enter the nose. There, they attach onto the cells at the back of the nose and start to cause the symptoms. The symptoms of a blocked, stuffy nose include swollen blood vessels that have become irritated which makes breathing more difficult. Mucus production also increases as a result of an infection as the germs stimulate the production of mucus.
Who is this Sudafed 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. It should also not be used if:
- You are taking antidepressants known as Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors (MAOIs) or have taken them in the last 14 days
- Recently had neurosurgery
- You have had the pituitary gland removed
Speak to your doctor if you have heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, or an overactive thyroid gland. You should also speak to a doctor, or Chemist 4 U pharmacist if you are using any medication for another condition.
Can someone who is pregnant or breastfeeding use this nasal spray?
Anyone who is pregnant or breastfeeding should seek advice from a medical professional before using this nasal spray.
How should Sudafed Mucus Relief 0.1% Nasal Spray be used?
Remove the plastic cap of the nozzle. If using for the first time, press down on the plunger while holding the bottom of the bottle with your thumb. Make sure that a single spray happens, then it is ready to be used. To use, place the nozzle up the nostril and spray and breathe in at the same time through the nose. Repeat this process for the other nostril. The recommended dosage for this spray is 1 spray into each nostril 2-3 times a day. Do not use for more than 7 consecutive days. If problems continue, speak to a doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist.
Are there any side effects?
Like with many medicines, there is a chance of side effects. Potential side effects include:
- Irritation such as burning, Soreness, dryness, stinging, and itching
- A headache
- Using continuously may cause congestion to return
If you notice a side effect, stop using and speak to a doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist as soon as possible. You can also record a side effect 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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- Xylometazoline Hydrochloride
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