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- What is Sudafed Blocked Nose Spray
- How effective is Sudafed Blocked Nose Spray?
- Can I buy Sudafed Blocked Nose Spray online?
- What dose should I choose?
- How should I use Sudafed Blocked Nose Spray?
- How does Sudafed Blocked Nose Spray work?
- How long do I use Sudafed Blocked Nose Spray for before I notice a difference?
- What are the side effects of Sudafed Blocked Nose Spray?
- When shouldn’t I use Sudafed Blocked Nose Spray?
- What is the difference between Sudafed Blocked Nose Spray, Sudafed Decongestant Tablets and Vicks VapoRub?
What is Sudafed Blocked Nose Spray
Sudafed Blocked Nose Spray is an easy to use treatment that can be taken to alleviate the blocked up sensation that you feel in your nose and sinuses when suffering from the common cold, as well as allergies, like hay fever.
It is a non-drowsy spray that contains the active ingredient, xylometazoline hydrochloride. This is a topical decongestant that relieves swelling in the nose and sinuses, thereby relieving congestion quickly and helping you to breathe more easily.
Sudafed Blocked Nose Spray can be used by both adults and children aged 12 years and over.
The product comes as a clear, colourless solution in a 15ml bottle.
How effective is Sudafed Blocked Nose Spray?
Sudafed Blocked Nose Spray is a quick and effective way of easing congestion and clearing a blocked, stuffy nose.
The product should start to alleviate your symptoms within a few minutes, and the effects will last for up to 10 hours.
You should not use Sudafed Blocked Nose Spray for more than seven days at any one time. If it is used excessively, then the product will become less effective.
Can I buy Sudafed Blocked Nose Spray online?
Yes. Sudafed Blocked Nose Spray does not require a prescription and is, therefore, readily available to purchase online via retailers such as Click Pharmacy, who will deliver to your preferred address. However, to ensure that this product is the best choice for your needs, we will ask you to complete a simple questionnaire before we can process your order.
Should you require next day delivery, you can select this option when you get to the checkout stage of the process.
If you need information or advice in advance of your purchase, you can speak to one of the experts at Click Pharmacy, who will be happy to help.
What dose should I choose?
Adults and children aged over twelve-years-old should spray once in each nostril. This can be done up to three times per day as required.
Do not take more than three doses within a 24-hour time period.
The spray should not be used continuously for more than seven days. If, after seven days, you do not begin to feel any better or your symptoms worsen, you should consult either your GP or pharmacist, who will be able to advise you further.
Sudafed Blocked Nose Spray is not suitable for children under the age of 12. Please ask your GP or pharmacist to suggest a suitable alternative remedy for your symptoms.
You must never exceed the stated dose. If you have taken too much Sudafed Blocked Nose Spray, then you should contact your doctor or immediately go to the nearest Accident & Emergency Department, taking the packet and the instruction leaflet with you.
If you do accidentally forget to take a dose of your Sudafed Blocked Nose Spray, then you should take the next dose when needed, provided that you do not take more than three doses in 24 hours.
You should not use Sudafed Blocked Nose Spray if you are pregnant. If you are breastfeeding or are planning to breastfeed, speak to your doctor or pharmacist before taking this medicine.
You should read all the instructions before using the product and ensure they are followed properly. You will find the instructions in the packaging when the product arrives.
How should I use Sudafed Blocked Nose Spray?
- Remove the plastic cap from the nozzle and hold down the plunger whilst supporting the base of the bottle with your thumb. Do this until a single spray is delivered from the bottle
- Hold the bottle upright and then gently place the nozzle into one of your nostrils
- Press the plunger downwards, whilst at the same time breathing inwards through your nose
- Release the plunger and then remove the nozzle from your nostril
- You should then repeat this for the other nostril if required
- Wipe the nozzle clean and replace the cap once you have finished
- You should always wash your hands thoroughly before and after using the product
How does Sudafed Blocked Nose Spray work?
The active ingredient contained within Sudafed Blocked Nose Spray is called xylometazoline. Xylometazoline works by targeting the alpha receptors that are found in the walls of the blood vessels within the nasal passage and sinuses. The xylometazoline causes the blood vessels to contract and become narrower by reducing the amount of blood flowing into the area. This, in turn, serves to reduce any swelling and congestion, which alleviates your blocked nose and helps you to breathe more easily.
How long do I use Sudafed Blocked Nose Spray for before I notice a difference?
You may notice your symptoms begin to ease within a few minutes after the spray is used, and you should then be able to enjoy 10 hours of relief from congestion.
You should not use Sudafed Blocked Nose Spray for more than seven consecutive days. If your symptoms still persist after this seven-day period, then you should consult your doctor who will be able to help you further.
What are the side effects of Sudafed Blocked Nose Spray?
As with all products that contain an active ingredient, side effects can occur. However, they are rare, and the symptoms are usually mild.
Side effects can include:
- A local irritation, including burning, soreness, dryness, stinging, itching, or sneezing
If you are using Sudafed Blocked Nose Spray continuously for a long period of time, then congestion may return.
If you have any concerns about any potential side effects, please speak to the experts at Click Pharmacy.
When shouldn’t I use Sudafed Blocked Nose Spray?
Sudafed Blocked Nose Spray is not suitable for use by children under the age of 12 or pregnant women.
You should also not use Sudafed Blocked Nose Spray if any of the following conditions apply:
- You are taking, or within the last two weeks have taken, drugs that are used for depression, called Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors (MAOIs)
- You have recently undergone neurosurgery
- Your pituitary gland has been removed
You should also seek advice from your GP or pharmacist before using Sudafed Blocked Nose Spray if you:
- Are breastfeeding
- Have high blood pressure or heart disease
- Have diabetes
- Have an overactive thyroid gland
- Are taking any other medication
You must not use Sudafed Blocked Nose Spray if you are allergic to any of the ingredients. These are:
- Xylometazoline hydrochloride 0.1% w/v.
- Benzalkonium chloride
- Disodium edetate
- Sodium dihydrogen phosphate
- Sodium monohydrogen phosphate
- Sodium chloride
- Sorbitol solution
- Purified water
Always seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions whatsoever.
What is the difference between Sudafed Blocked Nose Spray, Sudafed Decongestant Tablets and Vicks VapoRub?
There are various other remedies available to ease congestion and treat a blocked, stuffy nose, including Sudafed Decongestant Tablets and Vicks VapoRub.
Like Sudafed Blocked Nose Spray, Sudafed Decongestant Tablets are not suitable for children under the age of 12. You should also not take these tablets if you are allergic to the active ingredient, pseudoephedrine.
Vicks VapoRub can be used by children as young as two, so it is a suitable remedy for all the family. However, unlike Sudafed Blocked Nose Spray, Vicks VapoRub is suitable for external use only and should be used as either a rub or for inhalation.
What is Sudafed Blocked Nose Spray used for?
Sudafed Blocked Nose Spray is used to provide relief from symptoms of nasal congestion.
Do I need a prescription to purchase Sudafed Blocked Nose Spray?
No, you do not require a prescription to purchase Sudafed Blocked Nose Spray. However, if you are unsure whether this product is right for you, you are welcome to book a free consultation with one of our medicine experts.
What is the active ingredient in Sudafed Blocked Nose Spray?
The active ingredient in Sudafed Blocked Nose Spray is xylometazoline. This ingredient is effective at providing relief from symptoms of a congested nose.
How does Sudafed Blocked Nose Spray provide relief from nasal congestion?
The active ingredient, xylometazoline, is a decongestant which treats sinuses and reduces swelling along the nasal passage.
Can children use Sudafed Blocked Nose Spray?
Sudafed Blocked Nose Spray is suitable for use by adults and children over the age of 12 years old. Sudafed Blocked Nose Spray must not be used by children under the age of 12 years old, unless advised to do so by a doctor.
Can pregnant or breastfeeding women use Sudafed Blocked Nose Spray?
You should consult with a doctor or pharmacist before using Sudafed Blocked Nose Spray if you are pregnant, trying to get pregnant, or breastfeeding. This is to ensure Sudafed Blocked Nose Spray does not cause any harm to both born and unborn babies.
Who should not use Sudafed Blocked Nose Spray?
Sudafed Blocked Nose Spray is not suitable for everyone, you should not use Sudafed Blocked Nose Spray if you have any of the following:
- Had the pituitary gland removed
- Had neurosurgery
- Taking antidepressants
How should I store Sudafed Blocked Nose Spray?
You should store Sudafed Blocked Nose Spray in a cool dry place, out of reach from children, and at room temperature. This product should not be exposed to extreme temperatures or direct sunlight.
How often should I use Sudafed Blocked Nose Spray?
You should spray Sudafed Blocked Nose Spray into your nose 2 to 3 times a day.
Do I need to prime Sudafed Blocked Nose Spray before using it?
Yes, before using Sudafed Blocked Nose Spray you must prime it. To prime it you should continue spraying the nozzle until a fine spray is released. The release of a fine spray indicated the nasal spray is ready to use.
How should I use Sudafed Blocked Nose Spray?
After priming the spray you should place it into your nostril and spray. You should repeat this on the other nostril.
What if I forget to use Sudafed Blocked Nose Spray?
If you forget to use Sudafed Blocked Nose Spray you should use it as soon as you remember, unless it is almost time for your next dose. If it is almost time for your next dose you should skip the dose you just missed and continue as normal. You should never use two doses at once, even if you are making up for a missed dose.
Like all medicines, after using Sudafed Blocked Nose Spray you are likely to experience a number of different side effects. It is important to note that side effects are expected to improve over multiple uses.Possible side effects include the following:
- Burning like sensation
If any of these side effects worsen, you should stop using Sudafed Blocked Nose Spray immediately and seek medical advice as soon as possible.
Authored by Jana Abelovska
Last reviewed 20 April 2021
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