Starts to unblock your nose in 25 seconds. Provides relief up to 12 hours.
Otrivin Oxy Fast Relief
Otrivin Oxy Fast Relief starts to unblock your nose in 25 seconds*. It opens up the nasal passages and allows you to breathe normally. This is because Otrivin Oxy Fast Relief nasal solution is applied directly inside the nose. It continues to act up to 12 hours** and thus provides quick and long-lasting relief from blocked nose.
*Reinecke S & Tschaikin. Investigation of the Effect of Oxymetazoline on the Duration of Rhinitis. MMW-Fortschritte der Medizin Orginal Reports No III/2005; 147:113-8.
**Pritchard S Glover M, et al. Effectiveness of 0.05% oxymatazoline (Vicks Sinex Micromist) nasal spray in the treatment of objective nasal congestion demonstrated to 12 h post- administration by magnetic resonance imaging. Pulmonary Pharmacology & Therapueutics 2014; 27: 121-6.
How it works
Otrivin Oxy helps in opening up the nasal passages by reducing the excessive nasal secretions and returns the swollen blood vessels to their normal size.
How to use
Using Otrivin is very easy. Just follow these simple steps:
Sit comfortably with the spray bottle in your hand
Open the bottle and place the nozzle of the nasal spray just inside the blocked nostril
Squeeze the spray pack hard in the center of the bottle and inhale deeply
Take a deep breath. Repeat for the other nostril and replace the cap after use
The usual recommended dose:
Spray - Adults and Children aged 12 years or more: 1 spray into each nostril, upto 3 times daily as needed. Do not exceed 3 applications daily into each nostril.
Drops - Adults and Children aged 12 years or more: 2-4 drops into each nostril, upto 3 times daily as needed. Do not exceed 3 applications daily into each nostril.
When to use it
Otrivin Oxy should be used when you have a blocked nose due to cold, making breathing difficult. It can also be used to relieve congestion caused due to Sinusitis or other allergic rhinitis.
Oxymetazoline Hydrochloride USP…..0.05% w/v in a buffered aqueous solution
Preservative: Benzalkonium Chloride I.P …..0.01% w/v
If you have been diagnosed with dry rhinitis, acute angle glaucoma (a disease of the eye), or are known to be allergic to substances contained in the product (when used earlier), please refrain from using the product.
Do not use for more than 7 days or exceed the recommended dose.
Otrivin 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 you get these allergic reactions, please stop using Otrivin and consult your physician.