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Dristan Nasal Mist (Oxymetazoline / Menthol)
Dristan Nasal Mist Use and Side Effects
Dristan Nasal Mist
Dristan nasal mist is a combination product of two medicines that are phenylephrine and pheniramine. Phenylephrine belongs to the class of medications called decongestants which helps clears up the nasal passages by narrowing the blood vessels in the nose. Pheniramine, on the other hand, belongs to the family of medications called antihistamines. Its function is to reduce a runny nose, and it carries out its function by blocking histamine, a substance released by the body that causes allergy symptoms. This medication is used for temporary relief of stuffy nose due to allergies, the common cold, hay fever, or sinus inflammation.
You can easily purchase the medicine Dristan Nasal Mist online from Canada Pharmacy and have it be directly delivered to your doorstep without a hassle.
Each Dristan nasal mist 30 mg bottle contains oxymetazoline HCl 0.05% as well as inactive substances like:
- Benzalkonium chloride
- Benzyl alcohol
- Disodium edetate
- Phosphoric acid
- Sodium chloride
- Sodium phosphate
Before using the spray, gently blow your nose. By using one of your fingers, close the nostril on the side not receiving the medication. Keep your head upright, place the spray tip into the open nostril and spray the medication into the open nostril as you breathe in through your nose. Sniff hard a few times to make sure that the medication reaches deep into the nose. Repeat these steps for the other nostril as well if needed.
- Do not use for three consecutive days as it will only make a stuffy nose worse.
- Do not spray too much, always follow the number of drops prescribed.
- Pregnant females should use it only by the consultation of the doctor.
- Nursing mothers should use it with a doctor’s advice.
- Consult a doctor when using the spray for children.
Many medicines tend to cause side effects, but once the entire treatment is completed, these unwanted effects tend to go away. Possible side effects of Dristan nasal mist are:
- Temporary burning in the nostrils
- Slight itching
- Dryness in nose
- May cause allergic reactions such as swelling of the face, eyes, and lips, trouble breathing, hives, etc.
Product Code: 1299
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