*class-specific comparison (topical vs systemic decongestant).

For adults and adolescents over 12 years old who want to help clear nasal congestion quickly.

Otrivin Adult Nasal Spray

For adults and adolescents over 12 years old who want to help clear nasal congestion quickly.

  • How it works

    How it works

    Otrivin Adult Nasal Spray contains the active ingredient xylometazoline hydrochloride that helps to open up and clear nasal passages by reducing congestion.

  • How to use

    How to use

    For Adults and adolescents over 12 years of age: 1 spray per nostril. Use 2 –3 times daily, as needed. Do not use more often than every 8 hours.

    1. Before first use, remove protective cap and press applicator until an even spray is produced
    2. Blow nose gently to clear
    3. Insert nozzle into nostril and press applicator firmly once while sniffing deeply
    4. Withdraw nozzle and release applicator
    5. Repeat in other nostril
    6. Wipe nozzle and replace cap
  • FAQs

  • Product information

    Product information

    Do not use

    · If under 12 years of age. Otrivin Junior is available for children 6-11 years
    · If you are allergic to xylometazoline
    · After recent operations through the nose or mouth
    · If you have narrow angle glaucoma
    · If you have inflammatory nasal dryness

    Ask your doctor or pharmacist before use

    · If you are pregnant or breast feeding
    · If you have any other medical conditions
    · If you are taking other medicines

    Warnings & cautions

    · If congestion persists for more than 3 days, seek medical advice
    · Do not use for more than 3 days unless advised by a pharmacist or doctor
    · Each pack should be used by only one person, for reasons of hygiene
    · Brief stinging sensation or sneezing may occur
    · Excessive use may damage lining of nose
    · If irritation occurs or if you have signs of allergy, discontinue use

    Further information

    Otrivin Adult Nasal Spray is available in 10 mL packs. Keep out of reach of children. Do not use after the expiry date stated on the bottle. Store below 30ºC.


    Xylometazoline hydrochloride (1.0 mg/mL), benzalkonium chloride, sodium chloride, sodium dihydrogen phosphate, disodium phosphate dedecahydrate, disodium edetate, sorbitol, methlyhydroxypropylcellulose and purified water.

1 Eccles, R. In: Eccles R, Weber O (eds). 2009. Common cold. Birkhauser advances in infectious diseases. Basal: Birkhauser, pp. 249-273.

2 Eccles, R. et al. 2008. The nasal decongestant effect of xylometazoline in the common cold. American Journal of Rhynology, Vol. 22, No. 5


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