Vicks Sinex Soother Nasal Spray is used for localised relief of the symptoms of a blocked nose in association with a cold, hay fever or sinusitis (inﬂammation of the passages leading to the nose).
The active substance is oxymetazoline hydrochloride, which helps to provide soothing relief from the symptoms of a blocked nose caused by a cold or sinusitis, and relieves nasal congestion and nasal catarrh.
This spray starts to work in a few minutes and provides relief that last for 6 to 8 hours.
Vicks Sinex Soother Nasal Spray Solution contains sorbitol and aloe vera, and provides fast and soothing relief from a blocked nose due to common cold, rhinitis and sinusitis.
Suitable for adults and children 12 years and over.
How to use Vicks Sinex Soother Nasal Spray
- Adults and children over 12 years: 1-2 sprays in each nostril no more than 2-3 times daily.
- Children under 12 years – Do not use.
- Do not exceed the recommended dose.
- Do not use for longer than 5-7 days in a row. If used over a longer period, Vicks Sinex Soother may cause a blocked nose.
- Contact your doctor if symptoms worsen or do not improve after 3 days.
- Active ingredient: Oxymetazoline HCl 0,05% w/v.
- Other ingredients: Sorbitol, Sodium Citrate, Dihydrate Tyloxapol, Chlorhedidine Digluconate Solution, Citric Acid Anhydrous, Benzalkonium Chloride Solution, Acesulfame Potassium, Menthol (Levo), Cineole, Disodium Edetate (Dihydrate), Aloes Dry Extract, Carvone (Levo), Sodium Hydroxide, Purified Water.
Warnings and restrictions
- Consult your doctor or pharmacist if you feel worse, do not feel better after 3 days, or
if you develop new symptoms.
- Consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have an underlying medical condition, are taking any other medication or complementary therapy, or if symptoms persist.
- Seek advice before using if you are breast feeding, pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or suffer from allergies.
Like all medicines, Vicks Sinex Soother Nasal Spray can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
- The less common (occurring in fewer than 1 in 100 users) side effects are sneezing, dryness or irritation in the nose, mouth and throat.
- Rarely (occurring in fewer than 1 in 1,000 users) include restlessness, fatigue, irritability, disturbed sleep in children, effects on the heart, raised blood pressure, blocked nose, headache, nausea, flushing, rash and visual disturbances.
Do not use Vicks Sinex Soother Nasal Spray if:
- you are hypersensitive/allergic to the active substance oxymetazoline hydrochloride or to any of the other ingredients of Vicks Sinex Soother Nasal Spray
- you are taking (or have taken during the last two weeks) monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAO inhibitors are used in the treatment of Parkinson's disease and depression)
- you suffer from acute coronary disease or cardiac asthma
- you suffer from narrow-angle glaucoma
- you have had an operation to remove your pituitary gland
- the skin or mucous membranes of the nostrils are inflamed or have scabs.
Taking other medicines
- As with all medicines, please inform your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines, even those not prescribed.
- Do not use Vicks Sinex Soother Nasal Spray if you have during the last two weeks taken monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAO inhibitors are used in the treatment of Parkinson's disease and depression).
- Treatment with Vicks Sinex Soother Nasal Spray may be affected if this medicine is taken at the same time as bromocriptine (a drug used for Parkinson's disease).
Storage and disposal
Keep out of the reach and sight of children.
Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste.
Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no longer required.
These measures will help to protect the environment.