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Neo-Synephrine® Nasal Spray is commonly used for treating nasal congestion and sinus pressure caused by allergies, the common cold, or the flu by shrinking blood vessels in the nasal passages.
To use the nasal spray, you should:
Neo-Synephrine® Nasal Spray is best stored at room temperature away from direct light and moisture. To prevent drug damage, you should not store Neo-Synephrine® Nasal Spray in the bathroom or the freezer. There may be different brands of Neo-Synephrine® Nasal Spray that may have different storage needs. It is important to always check the product package for instructions on storage, or ask your pharmacist. For safety, you should keep all medicines away from children and pets.
You should not flush Neo-Synephrine® Nasal Spray down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. It is important to properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist for more details about how to safely discard your product.
Before using this drug, tell your doctor if:
There are no adequate studies in women for determining risk when using Neo-Synephrine® Nasal Spray during pregnancy or while breastfeeding. Please always consult with your doctor to weigh the potential benefits and risks before taking Neo-Synephrine® Nasal Spray. Neo-Synephrine® Nasal Spray is pregnancy risk category C, according to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
FDA pregnancy risk category reference below:
Some of side effects are listed below:
Not everyone experiences these side effects. There may be some side effects not listed above. If you have any concerns about a side-effect, please consult your doctor or pharmacist.
Neo-Synephrine® Nasal Spray may interact with other drugs that you are currently taking, which can change how your drug works or increase your risk for serious side effects. To avoid any potential drug interactions, you should keep a list of all the drugs you are using (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. For your safety, do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any drugs without your doctor’s approval.
Neo-Synephrine® Nasal Spray may interact with food or alcohol by altering the way the drug works or increase the risk for serious side effects. Please discuss with your doctor or pharmacist any potential food or alcohol interactions before using this drug.
Neo-Synephrine® Nasal Spray may interact with your health condition. This interaction may worsen your health condition or alter the way the drug works. This drug is not recommended for patients with severe or unmanaged hypertension, ventricular tachycardia, or those with allergies to any of the ingredients.
It is important to always let your doctor and pharmacist know all the health conditions you currently have.
The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. You should ALWAYS consult with your doctor or pharmacist before using Neo-Synephrine® Nasal Spray.
The recommended dose for a stuffy nose is two or three sprays of a 0.25 to 0.5% solution in the nose every four hours as needed. It is not recommended to use this medication for more than three days.
If symptoms persist, consult your doctor as there may be a need to alter the dose or there may be another underlying cause.
For children older than 12 years of age: two or three sprays of a 0.25 to 0.5% solution in the nose every four hours as needed.
For children 6 to 12 years of age: two or three sprays of a 0.25% solution in the nose every four hours as needed.
For children below 6 years of age: consult your doctor for more information.
For children and infants up to 4 years of age: Use of Neo-Synephrine is not recommended.
Neo-Synephrine® Nasal Spray is available in the following dosage forms and strengths:
In case of an emergency or an overdose, call your local emergency services or go to your nearest emergency room.
If you miss a dose of Neo-Synephrine® Nasal Spray, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your regular dose as scheduled. Do not take a double dose.
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