Otrivin Paediatric.

Nasal Drops

Trust the power of Otrivin for fast, long lasting relief from Nasal Congestion in children. Starts action in 25 seconds2,3 and provides relief up to 12 hours2,4.

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If your child is suffering with a blocked nose due to a cold, sinusitis, or allergic rhinitis, try Otrivin Paediatric nasal drops for kids.

Otrivin Paediatric helps to open up and unblock the nasal passages by reducing any excessive nasal secretions and returns the swollen blood vessels to their normal size.1 A nasal decongestant specially designed for kids (and babies above one years of age), it acts in just two minutes2,3 and provides long-lasting relief from nasal congestion for up to 12 hours2,3.

  • How it works

    Otrivin Paediatric helps to open up your child’s nasal passages by reducing any excessive nasal secretions and return the swollen blood vessels to their normal size. This helps to quickly relieve a blocked nose and allow for normal breathing.

  • How to use

    Follow these simple steps to use Otrivin Paediatric:

    1.  Gently clean your child's nose
    2.  Before applying the nasal drops to your child’s nose, practice your dosage control by using the bottle as dropper
    3.  Tilt your child's head slightly back (as far as is comfortable)
    4.  Without touching the nose, very carefully apply the drop(s) into each nostril. Keep the head tilted back for a short time to allow the drops to spread throughout the nose
    5.  If the drop completely misses the child's nose, simply administer the drop again
    6.  If any part of the drop gets into the nose, do not administer the drop again
    7.  Repeat with the other nostril
    8.  Clean and dry the nozzle before replacing it back into the bottle immediately after use
    9.  To avoid possible spread of infection, the bottle should only be used by one person

    The usual recommended dose of Otrivin Paediatric nasal drops is:

    For children or babies 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.

    For 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.

    Caution: Otrivin Paediatric is indicated for use in children aged 1 to 11 years old, only under adult supervision. Otrivin Paediatric nasal drops is to be used as nasal drops. Please consult your doctor before beginning any treatment. The frequency and duration of treatment should be strictly according to the advice of the doctor.

    Otrivin Paediatric should not be used for more than 10 consecutive days. If symptoms persist, consult your doctor. Prolonged or excessive use may cause stuffiness in the nose to return or worsen.

  • Product information

    When to use it
    Otrivin Paediatric nasal drops is prescribed when a child gets blocked nose due to cold, allergic rhinitis, or sinus infection, making breathing difficult. It can also be used to help your child avoid keeping their mouth open while sleeping, which may happen 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


    Otrivin Paediatric nasal drops should not be used if :

    • The child is below 1 year old
    • Child is allergic to xylometazoline or any other ingredients of this medicine
    • Child has undergone recent trans-nasal surgery (brain surgery where the operation was carried out through the nose or mouth)
    • Child is suffering from narrow angle glaucoma (increased pressure in eyes)
    • Child has chronic nasal inflammation with very dry nasal passages (rhinitis sicca or atrophic rhinitis)

    Otrivin Paediatric, should be used with caution in children showing a strong reaction to adrenergic substances, as manifested by signs of insomnia, dizziness, tremor, cardiac arrhythmias or elevated blood pressure. Consult your doctor in case of any such signs/symptoms.

    Otrivin should be used with caution in below mentioned condition/s:

    • Hypertension, cardiovascular disease
    • Hyperthyroidism, Diabetes, Phaeochromocytoma
    • Prostatic Hypertrophy
    • Taking or have taken monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOI) in the last two weeks or taking tri-cyclic and tetra-cyclic antidepressants.

    In case suffering from any of the above-mentioned condition/s, please consult your doctor before using Xylometazoline nasal drops.

    Do not exceed the recommended dose. If you forget to use Otrivin Paediatric, do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten one.

    Side effects

    Otrivin Paediatric is a commonly available over-the-counter (OTC) product. When used in the recommended dose, Otrivin Paediatric is usually not associated with serious side effects. However, like any other medicine Otrivin Paediatric may have some unwanted effects on some people. Mild side effects that may occur occasionally include 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. If your child experiences any of these allergic reactions, please stop using Otrivin Paediatric and consult your doctor.

    For more product related information check: Otrivin Paediatric Nasal Drops


  1. Otrivin Paediatric Nasal Drops product information leaflet
  2. Global Datasheet Xylometazoline Hydrochloride
  3. Eccles R & Eriksson M. The nasal decongestant effect of xylometazoline in common cold. Am J of Rhinol 2008; 22(5); 491-6.