Sudafed Blocked Nose Spray is a non-drowsy spray which offers 10 hours of relief from congestion. By making use of the active ingredient xylometazoline, a kind of decongestant, it is able to ease nose and sinus congestion quickly.
Once sprayed into the nose, xylometazoline targets the alpha receptors found in the walls of your blood vessels within the nasal passage and sinuses. This makes the blood vessels contract and become narrower, reducing the amount of blood flowing to the area – reducing swelling and congestion. This also helps to alleviate your blocked nose by decreasing mucus production.
Sudafed Blocked Nose Spray will relieve these symptoms within a few minutes and will last for up to 10 hours. Because it works within the nose directly, it provides a local effect, reducing the chance of side effects anywhere else in the body.
You should not use Sudafed Blocked Nose Spray if you are currently taking, or have taken in the last two weeks, any monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs). Here is a list of some MAOIs:
- Certain antidepressants (phenelzine, tranylcypromine, isocarboxazid, moclobemide
- Anti-Parkinson's mediccations (selegiline,andrasagiline). Combining these drugs could lead to increased blood pressure.
Do not use Sudafed Blocked Nose Spray for more than 7 days in a row. If used excessively, it will become less effective. You may suffer from rebound congestion if you use the medication for too long and then stop.
Sudafed Blocked Nose Spray can be used by anyone over the age of 12. You should spray once in each nostril up to three times a day as needed. Do not use the spray for more than 7 consecutive days.
There are some side effects associated with Sudafed Blocked Nose Spray, including:
- Local irritation such as burning, soreness, dryness, stinging, itching or sneezing
- Nausea and headaches
- If used continuously for long periods of time then congestion may return
If you have any question regarding any of the information above, or you are concerned about any of the potential side effects, do not use and speak to your doctor.
If you are concerned about these effects, or if the product affects you in any other way, stop using it and talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
Before using Sudafed Blocked Nose Spray you should read the following warnings carefully.
Sudafed Blocked Nose Spray should not be used if:
- You have ever suffered an allergic reaction after using any of the ingredients listed above.
- You are currently taking or have recently taken ay drugs for depression.
- You have recently had brain surgery.
- Your pituitary gland has been removed.
- You are pregnant.
You should speak to your doctor before using Sudafed Blocked Nose Spray if:
- You have high blood pressure.
- You have heart disease.
- You have diabetes.
- You have an overactive thyroid gland.
Benzalkonium chloride may irritate your skin if it comes into contact with it.
Before taking any new medication or treatment you should read all available product and packet information in order to fully inform yourself.
Sudafed Blocked Nose Spray makes use of one active ingredient:
- Xylometazoline hydrochloride 0.1% w/v
Sudafed Blocked Nose Spray makes use of several inactive ingredients as well:
- Sodium dihydrogen phosphate
- Sodium monohydrogen phosphate
- Sodium chloride
- Sorbitol solution
- Benzalkonlum chloride
- Disodium edetate
- Purified water