DRISTAN® LONG LASTING NASAL MIST/SPRAY
Action And Clinical Pharmacology: The sympathomimetic action of oxymetazoline constricts the smaller arterioles of the nasal passages, producing a prolonged (up to 12 hours), gentle and decongesting effect.
Indications And Clinical Uses: For prompt temporary relief of nasal congestion due to the common cold, sinusitis, hay fever or other upper respiratory allergies for up to 12 hours.
Contra-Indications: Narrow angle glaucoma, rhinitis sicca. Concurrent therapy with MAO inhibitors. Hypersensitivity to any component. Sensitivity to even small doses of adrenergic substances as manifested by sleeplessness, dizziness, lightheadedness, weakness, tremulousness, or cardiac arrhythmias. Do not use for irrigation or displacement after sinus operations in which the dura may have been entered.
Precautions: For adults only. Do not exceed the recommended dose. Do not use for more than 7 days.
Systemic effects from the use of topical decongestants can occur due to rapid absorption from the nasal mucous membrane, especially when it is inflamed, and from gastrointestinal absorption if given in excess so that the nasally applied solution is swallowed. Such reactions are most likely to occur in infants, young children and the elderly.
Because of the possibility of generalized vasoconstriction and tachycardia, use sympathomimetic amines very cautiously in patients with hypertension, heart disease, including angina, hyperthyroidism, diabetes mellitus, advanced arteriosclerotic conditions and those patients receiving tricyclic antidepressants.
Children: Overdosage in children may produce profound CNS depression, possibly requiring intensive supportive treatment.
Pregnancy: Clinical data are inadequate to establish conditions for safe use in pregnancy or in women of childbearing potential.
To help prevent contamination from nasal secretions, rinse spray tips in hot water after each use. Use of this dispenser by more than one person may spread infection.
Adverse Reactions: The following adverse effects may occur with topical nasal decongestants: burning, stinging, dryness of the nasal mucosa, sneezing, palpitations, tachycardia, cardiac arrhythmias, increase in blood pressure, headache, lightheadedness, nervousness, insomnia, blurred vision, drowsiness, CNS depression. Prolonged or excessive use may cause an increase in nasal congestion.
Dosage: With head tilted slightly forward, place nozzle loosely to nostril. Spray firmly 2 to 3 times into each nostril. Breathe deeply. Repeat morning and night. Not to exceed 2 times in 24 hours. Adult use only. Children under 12: Consult a physician.
Availability And Storage: Dristan Long Lasting Nasal Mist: Each bottle contains: oxymetazoline HCl 0.05%. Nonmedicinal ingredients: benzalkonium chloride, cellulose, potassium phosphate, sodium chloride, sodium phosphate, thimerosal and water, purified. Plastic squeeze bottles of 15 and 30 mL.
Dristan Long Lasting Mentholated Nasal Spray: Each bottle contains: oxymetazoline HCl 0.05%. Nonmedicinal ingredients: alcohol, benzalkonium chloride, camphor, cellulose, eucalyptol, menthol, potassium phosphate, sodium chloride, sodium phosphate, thimerosal and water, purified. Plastic spray bottles of 15 and 30 mL.
DRISTAN® LONG LASTING NASAL MIST/SPRAY Whitehall-Robins Oxymetazoline HCl Nasal Decongestant