Vicks Sinex nasal spray. What is Vicks Synex Aloe and Eucalyptus and what is it used for
Vix Synex Aloe and Eucalyptus contains the active substance oxymetazoline hydrochloride and belongs to a group of medicines called sympathomimetics.
Vix Synex Aloe and Eucalyptus is a nasal spray used to locally relieve the symptoms of a stuffy nose associated with colds or rhinitis.
The effect of the spray begins after a few minutes and lasts 6-8 hours.
Do not use Vicks Synex Aloe n Eucalyptus:
- if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to the active substance osimetazoline hydrochloride or to any of the other ingredients of this medicine (listed in section 6);
- if you suffer from increased intraocular pressure (narrow-angle glaucoma);
- you have had surgery to remove the pituitary gland;
- you have inflamed skin or mucous membranes of the nostrils or scabs in the nose.
Vicks Sinex nasal spray Warnings and precautions:
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before using Vicks Synex Aloe and Eucalyptus, if you have:
• high blood pressure;
• heart disease, including angina;
• thyroid problems;
• enlarged prostate [prostate hypertrophy].
Do not give this medicine to children under 6 years of age.
Other drugs and Vicks Synex Aloe and Eucalyptus
Tell you if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription:
- monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) are used to treat Parkinson's disease and depression). Do not use Vix Synex Aloe and Eucalyptus,
- if you have taken MAOI in the last two weeks;
- tricyclic antidepressants - tell your doctor if you are taking medicines used to treat depression, such as amitriptyline and imipramine.
- beta-blockers or medicines for high blood pressure - tell your doctor before use if you are taking any of these;
- Parkinson's disease medicine (bromocriptine) - tell your doctor before use if you are taking this medicine.
Vicks Sinex nasal spray Pregnancy and lactation:
If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby,
Ask your doctor for advice before taking this medicine.
The spray should be used with caution during pregnancy or lactation.
How to use Vnx Synex Aloe and Eucalyptus
Always use this medicine exactly as described in this leaflet or as your doctor or pharmacist have told you. If you are not sure, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
The recommended dose is:, Adults and children over 10 years: 1-2 injections in each nostril no more than 2-3 times
Children aged 6 to 10 years: 1 injection in each nostril no more than 2-3 times a day. Children under 6 years - Do not use. Do not exceed the recommended dose.
Do not use for more than 5-7 consecutive days. If used for a longer period, Vicks Synex Aloe and Eucalyptus can cause nasal congestion.
Contact your doctor if your symptoms worsen or do not improve after 3 days.
Vicks Sinex nasal spray Possible side effects:
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
• Uncommon (may affect up to 1 in 100 people): sneezing, dryness or irritation in the nose, mouth and throat.
• Rare (may affect 1 in 1,000 people):
anxiety, fatigue, irritability, disturbed sleep in children, rapid heartbeat, palpitations, high blood pressure, stuffy nose, swelling of the nasal mucosa, headache, nausea, redness, rash and visual disturbances.
Vicks Sinex nasal spray Composition:
The active substance is: 0.5 mg / ml oxymetazoline hydrochloride. One injection (equivalent to 0.05 ml) contains about 25 micrograms of oxymetazoline hydrochloride. The other ingredients are: sorbitol, liquid (non-crystallising), sodium citrate dihydrate, tyloxapol, chlorhexidine digluconate solution, citric acid, anhydrous, dry aloe extract, benzalkonium chloride solution, acesulfame potassium, cytrievodert, levomenthallate sodium hydroxide, purified water.