Acts in 2 minute and provides long lasting relief up to 10 hours.
Otrivin Paediatric helps in opening up the nasal passages by reducing excessive nasal secretions and returns the swollen blood vessels to their normal size. It acts in 2 minutes*** and provides long lasting relief (up to 10 hours***). This is because Otrivin Paediatric nasal solution is applied directly inside the nose.
***Eccles R & Eriksson M. The nasal decongestant effect of xylometazoline in common cold. Am J of Rhinol 2008; 22(5); 491-6.
How it works
Otrivin Paediatric helps in opening up the nasal passages by reducing excessive nasal secretions and returns the swollen blood vessels to their normal size.
How to use
Follow these simple steps to use Otrivin Paediatric:
Gently clear your child's nose
Before using, practice using the bottle as dropper to develop good dosage control
Tilt your child's head slightly back, as far as is comfortable
Without touching the nose, very carefully apply the drop(s) into each nostril and keep the head tilted back for a short time to allow the drops to spread throughout the nose
If the drop completely misses the child's nose administer the drop again
If any part of the drop gets into the nose, do not administer the drop again
Repeat with the other nostril
Clean and dry the nozzle before replacing it bac into the bottle right after use
To avoid possible spread of infection, the bottleshould only be used by one person
The usual recommended dose:
Dops -Children 1-5 years of age with adult supervision: 1-2 drops into each nostril (every 8-10 hours). Do not exceed 3 applications daily into each nostril.
Children 6-11 years of age with adult supervision: 2-4 drops into each nostril, 2-3 times daily as needed. Do not exceed 3 applications daily into each nostril.
The last dose can be applied before going to bed.
When to use it
Otrivin Paediatric should be used when your child complains of a blocked nose due to cold, making breathing difficult. It can also be used to help your child avoid keeping his/her mouth open while sleeping, which may be due to a blocked nose.
Xylometazoline Hydrochloride I.P…..0.05% w/v in an aqueous isotonic solution using Purified Water I.P…Q.S.
Preservative: Benzalkonium Chloride I.P …..0.01% w/v
If child has undergone transnasal surgery recently, has narrow angle glaucoma (a disease of the eye), chronic nasal inflammation with very dry nasal passages, or known to be allergic to product ingredients, please refrain from using the product.
Do not use for more than 10 days or exceed the recommended dose.
Otrivin Paediatric is a commonly available over-the-counter (OTC) product. When used in the recommended dose, Otrivin is usually not associated with serious side effects. However, like any other medicine Otrivin may have some unwanted effects on some people. Mild side effects that may occur occasionally are local burning sensation, irritation or dryness of nasal mucosa, nausea and headache.
Other side effects which occur very rarely in some individuals are allergic reactions (skin rash/itching), blurred vision, irregular or fast heartbeats. In case your child gets these allergic reactions, please stop using Otrivin and consult your physician.