Otrivin - means a vasoconstrictor effect, is used in ENT practice.  Otrivin

Pharmacological action

The main active ingredient of the drug, xylometazoline hydrochloride, promotes vasoconstriction of the nasal cavity, facilitates breathing nose at a cold, reduces swelling and redness of the nasopharynx.

Additionally, in the drops Otrivin included eucalyptus and menthol, which cools the inflamed mucosa and facilitate the patient's condition.

Numerous positive comments about Otrivin related to the fact that the drops are gentle, not irritate the sensitive nasal mucosa, do not interfere with the mucus to depart.

Proceed drops Otrivin begin within 3-5 minutes after instillation, their effect persists for another 12 hours.

Product form

Nasal drops.


Drops Otrivin is prescribed for acute allergic rhinitis, sinusitis, eustachian (an inflammatory disease of the auditory tube and tympanic cavity occurs as a complication of inflammation of the nasopharynx or the nasal cavity), seasonal allergic rhinoconjunctivitis (hay fever).

Also drops Otrivin can be used for otitis media - to relieve nasal mucosal edema, and prepare the patient for the examination of the nasal passages.

Instructions Otrivin: how to use

Children after 6 l., Adult appoint drip Otrivin 3-4 times a day. Do one injection into one nostril.

Use a drop of more than 10 consecutive days is not recommended. If the state after this time will not improve, change the approach to treatment.  Otrivin Baby

Side effects

Otrivin can cause tachycardia, arrhythmia, headache, vomiting, blurred vision, swelling of the nasal mucosa, insomnia, allergies, dizziness, increased pressure.

There are reviews of Otrivin, indicating that the drug in large quantities and with prolonged use can cause depression.

Frequent or prolonged use drops Otrivin may feel nausea, dryness, irritation and tingling in the nose and throat, as can be observed increased secretion of mucus from the nose.

Contraindications to the use of Otrivin

Otrivin of instructions is contraindicated in patients with severe atherosclerosis, tachycardia, atrophic rhinitis, hyperthyroidism, glaucoma, hypersensitivity.

Do not prescribe drops to children under 6 years, patients who had undergone previous surgery on the meninges.

When pregnancy Otrivin as other preparations containing xylometazoline hydrochloride (for nose, xylitol, Galazolin) are contraindicated. Drops of women in this condition is prescribed rarely, for special reasons.

During lactation, as well as during pregnancy, Otrivin is prescribed only under strict indications.

With care prescribe drops Otrivin patients with diseases of the heart and blood vessels, with high blood pressure, diabetes, arrhythmia, tremor.

It can not be combined with MAO inhibitors drops, antidepressants.