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Brand & Generic Names

Chlorohist-LA Otrivin Nasal Drops
Neo-Synephrine II Long- Otrivin Nasal Spray
Acting Nasal Spray Otrivin Pediatric Decon-
Adult Strength gestant Nose Drops
Neo-Synephrine II Long- Otrivin Pediatric Nasal
Acting Nose Drops Drops
Adult Strength Otrivin Pediatric Nasal
Otrivin Decongestant Nose Spray
Drops Otrivin With M-D Pump

Basic Information

  • Habit forming? No
  • Prescription needed? No
  • Available as generic? Yes
  • Drug class: Sympathomimetic


    Relieves congestion of nose, sinuses and throat from allergies and infections.

Dosage & Usage Information

How to take:
Nasal solution, nasal spray--Use as directed on label. Avoid contamination. Don't use same container for more than 1 person.

When to take:
When needed, no more often than every 4 hours.

If you forget a dose:
Take as soon as you remember. Wait 4 hours for next dose.

What drug does:
Constricts walls of small arteries in nose, sinuses and eustachian tubes.

Time lapse before drug works:
5 to 30 minutes.

Don't take with:
Non-prescription drugs for allergy, cough or cold without consulting doctor.
Any other medicine without consulting your doctor or pharmacist.


Headache, sweating, anxiety, agitation, rapid and irregular heartbeat (rare occurrence with systemic absorption).


  • Dial 911 (emergency) or O (operator) for an ambulance or medical help. Then give first aid immediately.
  • If patient is unconscious and not breathing, give mouth-to- mouth breathing. If there is no heartbeat, use cardiac massage and mouth-to-mouth breathing (CPR). If you can't get help quickly, take patient to nearest emergency facility.
  • See EMERGENCY Information.

Possible Adverse Reactions or Side Effects


    In case of overdose, see previous section.


    None expected.


    Burning, dry or stinging nasal passages.


    Rebound congestion (increased runny or stuffy nose); headache, insomnia, nervousness (may occur with systemic absorption).

Warnings & Precautions

Don't take if:
You are allergic to any sympathomimetic nasal spray.

Before you start, consult your doctor:

  • If you have heart disease or high blood pressure.
  • If you have diabetes.
  • If you have overactive thyroid.
  • If you have taken MAO inhibitors in past 2 weeks.
  • If you have glaucoma.

Over age 60:
Adverse reactions and side effects may be more frequent and severe than in younger persons.

No proven harm to unborn child. Avoid if possible. Consult doctor.

No proven problems. Consult doctor.

Infants & children:
Don't give to children younger than 2.

Prolonged use:
Drug may lose effectiveness, cause increased congestion (rebound effect*) and irritate nasal membranes.

Skin & sunlight:
No problems expected.

Driving, piloting or hazardous work:
No problems expected.

May be unnecessary to finish medicine. Follow doctor's instructions.

No problems expected.

Possible Interaction with Other Drugs

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Antidepressants, Possible rise in blood pressure.
Maprotiline Possible increased blood

Possible Interaction with Other Substances

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Alcohol: None expected.
Caffeine drinks. Nervousness or insomnia.
Cocaine: High risk of heartbeat
irregularities and high blood
Foods: None expected.
Marijuana: Overstimulation. Avoid.
Tobacco: None expected.

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