Before starting the measurement, Otrivine
nasal spray (Xylometazoline Hydrochloride 0.1% w/v, Zyma Healthcare) was used as a standard nasal decongestant.
Accordingly, 298 drugs in the first main category consisting of (AV-AE-AD-BV-CV) groups (Herceptin, Altuzan, Merosid IV, Ciproktan IV etc.) constitute 82.55% of the total drug cost, 446 drugs in the second category consisting of (BE-CE-BD) groups (Seroquel, Dikloron, Omniscan IV, Trombostat IV, Otrivine
, Vastarel, Edicin IV etc.) account for 15.66% of the total drug cost and 166 drugs in the (CD) subcategory (Asist Plus, Travazol, Transamine, Stafine, Cardura XL, Deklarit, Norodol etc.) constitute 1.79% of the total cost.
The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency has today agreed that Otrivine
Extra Dual Relief Nasal Spray Solution will be available through pharmacies without prescription.
They can also sell or supply any P medicine, which includes one antibiotic within its P licence of use for bacterial conjunctivitis only, as well as products such as Otrivine
Antistin and sodium cromoglicate, both for use with allergic conjunctivitis.
Decongestant nasal sprays, such as Otrivine
, can also be used to ease congestion, but these tend to dry out the lining of the nose and so can only safely be applied for a maximum of seven days.
You can also get nasal drops such as Otrivine
that are pretty good at reducing allergic reactions.
Other available nasal vasoconstrictors are xylometazoline (Otrivine
), oxymetazoline, ephedrine and phenylephrine.
Decongestants such as Otrivine
help to clear a blocked nose, while eye drops such as Opticrom combat itchiness.
Treatments containing anti-histamines, such as Contac 400, can cause drowsiness, while some nasal sprays such as Otrivine
can bring temporary relief, but they can often lead to rebound congestion afterwards.
Treatments: Sinutab, Sudafed, Vicks, Synex, Otrivine
, menthol crystals.
If you use a decongestant nasal spray (like Vicks Sinex or Otrivine
) try not to use it for more than seven days as your nose quickly gets used to it.
According to a survey by eye spray manufacturers Otrivine
Antistin, 45 per cent of hay fever sufferers cannot go for a walk in the country or the garden, 26 per cent cannot do outdoor sports and 15 per cent cannot enjoy a barbecue.