“ Decongestant Nasal Spray. Unblocks your nose. Works in minutes. Lasts for up to 10 hours. „
My hayfever over the last few months has been the worst it has ever been. I have really suffered with it, I never have it as bad as I have had it this year. I can cope with the sneezing and itchy eyes, but one thing that really gets me down, is my nose being so blocked up and stuffy that you just can't breathe properly through your nose, and can only breathe through your mouth, especially at night, it just keeps me awake and stresses me out!
I bought this Sudafed after a friend recommended it to me, and this has been my life saver over these last few months! I can't tell you how amazing it is, and I have used a few different nose sprays recently for my hayfever and had no luck with any of them, except this Sudafed one.
I picked this up in Sainsburys for about £3.50, and it is a non drowsy decongestant nasal spray. The active ingredient is Xylometazoline Hydrochloride and is only suitable for adults and children over 12 years old. The bottle is quite small, but lasts ages as you can only use this 3 times in 24 hours. I didn't think this was a lot, but actually when I use it in the morning, it works until I need to go to bed, it lasts a good 10-12 hours. I have never had to use it more than 2-3 times in 24 hours anyway.
All you do to use this nose spray, is insert the nozzle into each nostril and inhale deeply whilst pressing the pump once each time. It feels quite cold when you spray it, but its over in a second. It is isn't the most pleasant experience and the taste is awful afterwards, you can taste it in your throat after a few seconds, and this taste lasts about 2 minutes. But this is nothing I can't cope with, as it just unblocks my nose with 1-2 minutes and I can breathe absolutely perfect again. It leaves your nose feeling so clear, not blocked or stuffy in the slightest. The spray is near enough silent when you use it, so you can use it discreetly.
It is amazing using this spray at night, I find as soon as I lie down my nose seems to get blocked and one spray of this and I can breathe again, I wish I had found it ages ago, I really do think it is amazing, it works so quickly and effectively, and for such a cheap price, it is a brilliant product.
I wouldn't hesitate to buy this nasal spray again, I will always use this product and wouldn't ever switch to anything else now! Thank god my hayfever has got better over the last few days now we have had a bit of rain, but I still don't go anywhere without my Sudafed spray in my bag, just in case! There is nothing worse than having a blocked nose and not being able to breathe properly, and now I don't have to suffer with that anymore! You can use this when you have a cold too, not just hayfever and I highly recommend it!
I suffer quite badly from hayfever in the summer time especially if I am going to be in the countryside. There are certain things that I can do to prevent a lot of the symptoms but sometimes this isn't practical and I end up with red itchy eyes and also either a runny nose or a blocked one.
If my nose is blocked from hay fever then the best thing to open it up and help my breathing is a nasal spray. Antihystamines help with the other symptoms but not really with the blocked nose bizarrely.
I have tried loads of different sprays but my favourite one is by Sudafed as I find that this one is just the most effective out of all that I have tried.
It costs about £3.60 and can be bought in any chemist or even the supermarket. It is really easy to use and instead of having to squeeze it in the middle like with other nasal sprays this one has a 'plunger' which does make it easier to get the correct amount of spray in your nose.
The spray that is released is very fine and doesn't feel horrible like when you are in the bath or swimming and breathe water up your nose. In fact I can barely notice that I have even used anything and it is not until a few minutes later when it starts working that I even notice it.
This works so well at unblocking my nose and clearing up the pressure that builds up when my hay fever is causing it to be blocked.
A few minutes after using it I can feel that more air is getting in to my nose and I can breathe much easier and a few minutes after that my breathing has returned to normal again.
The best thing about this spray though is that it works for absolutely ages after using it. I can spray my nose and it can last me an entire day before it starts blocking again. The only problem with this spray is that you aren't allowed to use it for more than 7 days at a time but as my blocked nose doesn't usually last that long anyway it isn't a major problem for me.
This product is directly applied via the nose rather than an oral decongestion tablet.
Once you master the technique of administering the spray and breathing in at the same time, it does prove a very effective product. It gets to work very quickly and will give a good hour or two of relief. I find that it didn't just unblock my nose but gave my whole head more clarity. I believe that you can use this product as well as oral decongestants so it is a way of being able to take decongestants in some form every few hours. It cannot be used for young children however.
There are some downsides, however. If your nose is really blocked you will struggle to breath with it and therefore struggle to breathe in the spray. Also, I have over compensated with this in the past by breathing in as hard as I could. Consequently, the spray made its way to the back of my mouth which was truly disgusting.
Everyone hates having the cold. Everytime I get the cold my sinuses are instantly attacked and breathing out of my nose is literally impossible. I've tried a variety of things to ease this such as inhalant vapour sticks, sinus tablets and putting Vicks into a bowl with hot water and (attempting) to breathe it in but nothing was completely effective. In my local savers they were selling sudafed nose spray for £3.59 so I decided it couldn't hurt and purchased some to try and soothe my blocked nose.
The instructions state that you have to spray once or twice into each nostril, and I would do this upside down as the product runs otherwise! It drips a bit down my throat which tasted totally disgusting and left a bad taste in my mouth but I felt that it must be worth it! After about 5 minutes my nose miraculously cleared and I was able to breathe through my nose with no discomfort whatsoever. At this point I was incredibly impressed with the product and considered it as a lifesaver during colds and the flu!
One major disadvantage to the product is that it dries out the nasal passage making the nose and throat feel very irritated after a while. Upon the first use of the product it works wonders but after between 3 and 6 hours my blocked nose was back with a vengeance, making me reach for the nose spray once again and before I knew it I couldn't get through the day without it. The instructions do advise the consumer to avoid using the product for more than 5 days to minimise the risk of irritating and harming the nasal passage, and also there are theories that nasal passages swell automatically after a certain amount of time and become reliant on the nasal sprays making it difficult to stop using them.
I would recommend this product as quick relief, it is effective for unblocking the nasal passage during the time of having a cold or flu, but I wouldn't recommend this to people who have chronic sinus pain or have problematic sinuses which cause them to have a constantly blocked nose. This product is appropriate for short term use but be careful not to use it over 5 days and ensure that there are long periods of time between each use.
When i have a cold my nose gets blocked and the one thing i hate is breathing through my mouth when i'm trying to sleep. Sudafed nasal spray is absolutely brilliant, far superior to the tablets, vicks and steaming etc. Even if you cant sniff it up fully, guaranteed your nose will be unblocked in under a minute and breathing is much clearer. I swear by this stuff when i have a blocked nose and recommend it to everyone (hence the review!).There is also a natural way to unblock your nose not many people know about i dont think. if you make a fist and put it under your armpit and lie on it. One of your nostrels unblocks, apparently there's a gland under there or something thats linked to each nostrel and by pressing on it, it naturally unblocks a nostrel. Now try it with two fists.
One thing I hate the most about a bad cold is being that bunged up that you cannot breathe through your nose! It is a horrible feeling and also makes you feel breathless and tired. A few years ago whilst suffering with a really heavy cold my friend suggested that I tried Sudafed. To be honest I had never really heard of it but decided that it would be worth a try and have been using it since.
The Sudafed is a decongestant spray which works to unblock your nose and lasts for up to 10 hours. The Sudafed spray can be purchased from chemists and stores selling medical items like Boots, Superdrug and larger supermarkets. A 15ml Sudafed spray currently costs £3.29 in Boots at the moment. Personally I think this is excellent value as you can get many sprays out of one bottle.
The glass spray bottle comes packaged in a small cardboard box which contains all of the necessary information about the spray on, some of this information is also repeated on the bottle in case you misplace the box.
The Sudafed spray contains the active ingredient xylometazoline hydrochloride which is said to help to clear stuffy noses and relieve sinus pressure. The spray is suitable for adults over the age of 12 years and should be used two to three times per day as required.
At first I was a little worried about using the spray as I hate the feeling when liquid goes up your nose but actually found that it was not that bad and the results are certainly worth it. The bottle has a white pointy plastic nozzle which you place inside your nostril, place a finger on either side of the nozzle and spray then repeat for the other nostril. The spray is very fine and although feels slightly odd at first the feeling quickly passes.
I always keep a bottle of the Sudafed spray in my medical draw and as soon as I get that blocked nose feeling I use it. Personally I think it is fantastic, it works quickly and within a few minutes you can breathe through your nose again freely for hours. It certainly helps take away one of the most annoying features of a cold and allows me to not only get through work but also to sleep much more easily. I would certainly recommend anyone with a blocked nose to try the Sudafed spray as it certainly works just as it says it does.
I picked up one of these from Tesco for just £2.00, which I thought was excellent value for money.
This nasal spray is aimed at people who are suffering from blocked nasal passages, whether it's from having a cold or hayfever. The spray is designed to be sprayed directly into the nasal passages, meaning that it starts to work straight away as opposed to tablets that need to be absorbed into the body first. The spray can be bought from most supermarkets and stores selling health and beauty products, although Tesco are selling it for the cheapest price.
The spray is easy to use. It delivers just the right amount of spray each time that you use it and the bottle is comfortable to hold. The spray starts to work as soon as it hits the nasal passages. Literally within SECONDS I can feel my nasal passages unblocking and my breathing becoming clearer. The spray doesn't leave a horrible taste in my mouth after use either and the effects are VERY long lasting. I only need to use this around three times a day for all day relief. The spray then enables me to carry on with my day without worrying about my nose becoming blocked.
The spray is long lasting as you get a decent amount of it. You aren't supposed to use the spray for longer than a week at a time but I use it now and again when I am suffering from blocked nasal passages. It doesn't seem to do me any harm. Consult your doctor if you need to though.
I have been suffering from a dreadful viral infection that doesn't seem to want to shift. I have been left with a few persistent lingering symptoms that are making me feel rotten. My nose and throat have been causing a lot of irritation and are making me feel very uncomfortable. My sinuses feel blocked and are painful causing a woozy head, leaving me feeling sorry for myself. I generally use a menthol ointment to help relieve sinus trouble, however, my trusty menthol ointment was giving me no relief whatsoever. After a few days of suffering I went on a search for products to tackle the symptoms I have been left with. On my search I actually purchased a couple of different treatments which were also ineffective. I was desperate now, and would try literally anything to rid my painful blocked sinuses.
I had seen various nasal sprays in the past, but had never considered them, as I didn't like the idea of spraying something into my nose. I thought this would produce a horrible sensation, and I certainly wouldn't be brave enough. However, after being in pain and feeling terrible I picked up a bottle Sudafed Blocked Nose Spray and purchased it without hesitation. I was prepared to give anything a go at this stage, as surely it couldn't get any worse. I was actually surprised to find this in a small convenient corner shop at the reasonable price of £3.49. I thought this was a fair price, and it seems about the average price for a product of this type.
The product comes boxed with an instructional leaflet. The 15ml bottle features a long tapered smooth nozzle that is easy to insert into the nostril. It has a clear cap to keep it clean and hygienic when not in use. The nozzle has a flat area at each side of the base that is to be depressed downwards to release the spray, which is to be deeply inhaled. This is easy to achieve with one hand. Only one spray is needed in each nostril, and it is said to provide 10 hours of relief. It can be used two to three times daily, and is only suitable for adults and children over the age of 12 years old. No more than three doses can be used over a 24 hour period. It is not suitable for use during pregnancy or breast-feeding, and you should consult a doctor or pharmacist if you are on medication.
As soon as I arrived home from the cold weather, I duly sprayed each nostril but I wasn't sure I had done it right, as my nose was stuffy from being out in the cold. I waited until later that day after showering when my airways were feeling clearer from a steamy shower. I inserted the tip of the nozzle a little further into the nostril to ensure it would hit the right spot. Only one spray is to be applied into each nostril two to three times daily, so I wanted to make sure that I got it right this time. Though apprehensive about using the spray, I didn't wait around, as the pain had been plaguing me for far too long.
Each clear spray into the nostril releases a fairly powerful mist, though it isn't as bad as I expected. It feels a little uncomfortable and strange, however, it is effective. Within minutes my nose was feeling clearer, and I was able to breathe and had my sense of smell back. My nose stayed clear for quite some time after, which left me feeling a lot better. The pain was still present however, though I was happy to be able to breathe, as this helped me to treat my irritated throat, as I no longer needed to breathe through my mouth which was causing my throat to become dry.
I continued to use the product as recommended, and applied it a further two times. I felt much clearer throughout the day, and I was able to sleep better that night. Being able to breathe through my nose helped to ease my other symptoms which were a saviour. I have used the spray for a few days now, and my nose is much clearer, though the pain is still present but not as intense. The Sudafed Blocked Nose Spray has certainly unblocked my nose and helped me to breathe again, and that for me is a miracle. Whilst the product did provide relief, it was only a temporary measure.
The spray is easy to use, and is fast and efficient at clearing a blocked nose. The initial spray brings immediate relief, enabling you to breathe again. This is the most effective product I have ever used for blocked sinuses, which I seem to suffer with frequently. The nozzle needs to be held inside the nostril to avoid it from seeping out after application. I find that it coats the inside of my nose with a thin film, which doesn't cause any problems though. After suffering for almost two weeks with painful blocked sinuses I am elated to find a product that has given me instant relief enabling me to breathe again.
The nozzle can be completely removed to be washed, which makes it hygienic to use for future blocked sinuses. I find this to be an invaluable product for the medicine cabinet, as blocked sinuses can occur from colds, allergies and respiratory illnesses which can be very uncomfortable. Suffering with blocked sinuses always leaves me feeling terrible, and I was happy to have found an instant cure that provides lasting relief on a temporary basis. Sudafed Blocked Nose Spray is widely available and cost around £3 - £4 depending on where it is purchased.
Xylometazoline hydrochloride 0.1% w/v.
Benzalkonium chloride, disodium edatate, sodium dihydrogen phosphate, sodium
monohydrogen phosphate, sodium chloride, sorbitol solution, purified water.
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I suffer a lot with blocked noses as my nose was damaged when I was younger. Whenever I get a cold, my nose fills up and I find it hard to breathe at times during the day, but at night I find it impossible. As soon as I lie down, my nose fills and I have to sit up again. I used to use Olbas Oil to unblock it but had to stop after it caused me problems so had to find something else to use. I used Otrivine for a while but had issues with that too so the doctor suggested I try this instead.
---About the product:
Sudafed Nasal Decongestant is a spray that is used to unblock blocked noses caused by colds or hayfever. It has a topical decongestant that works to unblock it when you spray it up your nose. It comes in a bottle with a nozzle on the end covered by a cap. This in turn comes in a box containing all the instructions for how to use it. The basics of this is that you take the cap off and then insert the nozzle in your nose and inhale as you spray once up each nostril. This should then last for up to 10 hours but can be repeated for up to 3 doses a day.
The instructions also go through all the people this is unsuitable for and explain more about how to use this and any side effects. It should be noted that this is stated as being non-drowsy and is only suitable for people over the age of 12. It should also not be used for more than 7 days continuously.
I wasn't expecting this to work when I first tried it as I had tried others in the past and they had been pretty useless. I first tried using it when I was having problems sleeping with my cold. I followed the instructions for using it which were very easy to follow. I had no problems spraying it up my nose and the nozzle was comfortable for me to use. ABout 2 minutes after using it, I felt a strong need to blow my nose which I did and then my nose felt really clear. I lay down to sleep and was not woken again until the morning. For me - amazing!
The only issue I found with this was that in the morning, my throat felt rather dry and there was a funny taste in my mouth where obviously the spray gets into your throat whilst you're lying down. A glass of water soon sorted that out though. I have used this both morning and evenings and despite it being non-drowsy, I have no problems sleeping or keeping going through the day after using it. It keeps my nose unblocked for a number of hours which will change depending on how heavy my cold is, but I have never wanted to use it for more than the recommended dosage.
I would definitely recommend this product if you get a very blocked nose when you have a cold. Even though there are a couple of side effects from it, they are minimal for the relief I get from having a decent nights sleep. A bottle of this costs around £3-£4 but lasts a long time so it is worth buying. I generally use it at night and sometimes in the morning for about 5 days each cold so it lasts for several colds! A brilliant alternative to inhalent decongestants.
~Non drowsy Sudafed~
Having a nasty cold is something that very often leads to a blocked nose and sinus problems which is why I tend to keep a bottle of Sudafed in the first aid cabinet in readiness for those moments when it is required. The idea of the product is that it can help to clear a blocked nose and ease pressure on your sinus which can be caused by colds and flu type illnesses as well as hay fever. The product contains xylometazoline hydrochloride which is the active ingredients that helps to ease congestion and the makers say that it can help to ease symptoms and provide relief from them for up to 10 hours at a time.
Having used these nasal sprays a good many times I have found them easy to use with a quick acting effect that really does help to take the edge off of a blocked nose, helping to ease pressure on the sinus area and generally offering some easing of congestion, which helps to clear your airways a little more than before using the spray. I have found that there have been no side effects that I have noticed when using the spray, although the makers do point out that over use of the product can result in congestion returning even after your cold/ hay fever is long gone. I feel this is a reason to make sure that the spray is not over used and as such I follow the instructions given on the box, the bottle and the information leaflet that comes in the product box.
~Presentation and ease of use~
Once out of the box the Sudafed nasal spray comes in a neat and simple looking glass bottle that has a plastic applicator that can be pushed down by hand, by gripping the extended side sections once the spray is in use. There is a clear plastic lid that covers the applicator head and it fits tightly over the top making a secure cover for it when the spray is stored away and not in use. The applicator is smooth and well shaped so as to allow it to be placed into the nostril if wanted when spraying the product according to the directions given, although I have found that the spray that shoots out of the applicator is strong enough to allow you to place the applicator just under the nostril rather than in it if wanted.
When using the spray the liquid Sudafed is simply sprayed into each nostril once for up to 3 times a day as required, with each spray working quickly towards clearing a blocked nose. I find that the liquid Sudafed has an odd taste if it runs down the back of your throat (if you sniff it up too soon after use) and whilst this is not too bad it is something that is not all that pleasant and takes a while to become used to. The effects I have found after use are that my nose will run a little more for a short time, although very soon there will be a distinct clearing of a blocked nose which is very welcome. This in turn eases pressure in the sinus area and makes for easier breathing and less congestion.
The white plastic applicator has a tight seal around the base where it meets the neck of the glass bottle, which cannot be removed and the white plastic part that goes into the nose can be washed with fresh clean water and then dried after use if wanted, so that the product is clean and ready for re-use when required. There is a paper label on the bottle that tells you to read the instruction leaflet, although it also has a set of small printed directions for use on one side as well as instructions for storing the spray once opened. The glass used to make the bottle that holds the active ingredient in liquid form, is coloured lightly yet you can still see how much of the product is left in the bottle.
~Summary and rating~
I have found that when using the spray it can sting the nose a little if it is already sore from having used a tissue due to a really badly blocked nose, although this stinging is minor and short lived so it not really a reason to avoid using the spray. The spray can be used when suffering from a cold type illness as well as when having symptoms such as hay fever caused by allergies etc. The product is safe for use with adults and children over 12 years old as long as the list of reasons not to use the product do not apply. Anyone who has had a reaction to the active ingredient in this nasal spray should seek advice and not use the product.
I have found that this nasal spray is easy to use, is quick acting and has clearing effects that last for a good length of time, although I haven't found the effects to last for as long as the 10 hours the makers say the product can work for. The product bottle and push down applicator are easy to hold and use when needed with them being quick and easy to clean after use. The applicator delivers a good amount of Sudafed when it is pressed down as directed and the effects soon begin to work their magic on a blocked nose which I find very helpful. As with any similar product care should be taken to follow the directions given in order to avoid problems. As I have found this product to be very helpful I feel it ought to get 5 stars as it is one of the best products of its type that I have used.
==Sudafed Non-Drowsy Nasal Spray==
I am back in work now after having a week off ill but I am still not 100% better. The thing which gets me most after having a cold is the fact that my sinuses them play up for a good month or so afterwards.
So in my tea break from work I popped down to the chemist next door to see what I could buy that would ease both the pain and the congestion. Amongst a ton of other products I purchased this Decongestant Nasal Spray from Sudafed.
It cost around the £3 region which isn't overly expensive for a product from this sort of range especially as I purchased some 4head gel to ease my headache and this cost £6 odd!
The spray from Sudafed is not something I have tried before and I was slightly sceptical seeing as how little the Vicks nasal spray works for me and how nasty it is to use. So as soon as I was back at my desk, I ripped open the box and had a go of it.
Of course I probably should say that I sat down and studied the little information leaflet that came inside the packaging. But I didn't. I suppose I should say that I took note of the ingredients such as Xylometazoline hydrochloride to see if there were and contraindications as to anything else I had taken. I didn't. The only one thing that I glanced at which is clearly written on the side of the box is the dosage. It states that it should be used by adults and children over 12 and one spray should be used in one nostril 2 or 3 times per day.
The spray was easy to use and the liquid of the product comes within a small brown glass bottle. This has a white lid on the top which has an area where you can push the cap down upon the bottle. This then shoots a spray of the product up the nostril and hopefully helping to relieve the symptoms.
I was surprised that just the right amount of the product was released from the bottle when pushed down and it seemed to all be sent up my nose rather than have any dripping down. It didn't go down the back of my throat so I didn't notice any horrible taste or different smell. The general use of it was exceptionally easy and trouble free.
After about one minute I started to feel as though the product was working and I really couldn't believe it. Five minutes later and my nostril which was previously blocked had become unblocked and I was able to breathe easily and without making a horrible sound. The pain seemed to disperse somewhat too and I was rather shocked that it worked so effectively and so quickly.
The packaging claims that this spray will work up to 10 hours once used and to be honest I can now totally believe them. I used it this morning on one nostril that has been blocked and painful for a good few days and I have been able to breathe perfectly well out of it all day so it has lasted me a good 7 hours so far!
The bottle itself is only small and contains 15ml of the solution but because you really only need a small spray 2 or 3 times per day I can see this lasting for a good few bouts of sinusitis to come. Yippee I can't wait!
So all in all, I feel that this product is a good one and I will certainly be recommending it to all my friends and of course you guys! It gets a top score rating of 5 out of 5 stars from me because if any items of cold/flu/sinus products do actually work then it is a bonus!
Many thanks for taking the time to read.
I do hope that this has been of some help/interest to you.
When I get colds I usually get a really blocked up nose to the point where I cannot breathe through my nose at all. This in conjunction with asthma at night leaves me with sleepless nights so I bought the Park Davis Sudafed nasal spray and it was fantastic.
Now I always keep it in the cupboard as I could not do without it. When I have man flu with a blocked up nose this is the first thing I use. A few seconds after spraying it up my nose, my nose completely unblocked, it always works every time without fail. They say that it reduces the swelling in your nose. I'm not sure what it does, however, whatever it does it works!
It sounds a bit disgusting but sometimes the spray leaves a bit of a nasty taste when the ointment from the spray runs down the back of your throat, however, I can live with that as it helps me get to sleep at night.
The only downside is that it gives you a runny nose, however, at the price of around £3 it's worth having as the bottle will last a long time.
All my life I have suffered from colds/flu every season. Some years I'd have a bad cold every 2 weeks - I'd get well just in time to catch another one! I tried everything; vitamins, flu jabs, vapour rubs, throat lozenges...but nothing seems to work better than a good nose spray.
Sudafed: What's in it?
The prominant ingredient is Xylometazoline Hydrochloride (0.1%). This chemical opens up the passage way in your nose and relaxes the swollen capillaries. This allows for decreased discharge and easy breathing.
Does it work?
I think so. It depends on whether you are using it for a blocked nose or a runny nose! If using on a blocked nose - I feel that this product works well to clear the discharge and help you breath better. Albeit it does sting a little. If using it on a runny nose, well, it'll just make it more runny! (Which means most of the medicine gets flushed out again! Pointless!)
I have found from personal experience that you MUST not keep using this nose spray for extended periods of time! My mum is now using TWO different types of nose spray each day (for the last 10 or so years) in order to breathe! This is because your nose becomes accustomed to the medication and you will need to up the dosage each time for it to make a difference! Before you know it, you are using every 4 hours and addicted to it for the rest of your life! Always read the instructions inside the box and if you need it for longer - contact your doctor!
Would I reccommend it?
Yes I would. When used appropriately and occasionally, this spray does help relieve some of those uncomfortable cold symptoms and helps you get on with work. Just be careful using it.
The prices vary - but you are looking to pay between £2.50-£3.00 for this item and although that seems like a lot of money for such a small pot - it lasts a long time.
This nasal spray works really well for its intended purpose. It will relieve nasal congestion in a matter of seconds to a matter of minutes depending on how bad the congestion is. I found this to be a miracle the first time I used it. It makes you feel so much better and allows you to get on with your day much more easily when you have a cold.
One bottle will last about a week to a week and a half if you are using it about 3-4 times a day. This product is especially helpful at nightime when congestion tends to stop you sleeping.
However, there is one major issue with this medication (and all nasal decongestants). It is highly addictive. Because nasal congestion is so uncomfortable and because of the way the medication works, you keep needing a higher dosage because the blood vessels in the nose quickly become accustomed to the medication. The information leaflet for this medication says not to use it for more than one week, as it may result in over dependency on it. I feel I should urge people to pay attention to this or use it for less time if you can, because I believe even this is too long. People don't realise how easy it is to become dependant on this kind of over the counter medication or how many people there are out there with this kind of dependency.
Like everyone else I hate getting a cold, it ruins everything. You can't even get a good nights sleep! Earlier in the year when I was suffering froma nasty summer cold a friend suggested I try a nasel spray, and quite frankly couldn't believe I hadn't tried one before. So I went off and bought Sudafed nasel spray purely because I felt like it was a brand I could trust and it didn't let me down.
~Whats in it~
The main ingredient in the spray is Xylometazoline Hydrochloride (0.1%). When you have a blocked nose it is due to inflamation in the nasil passage way. This is a drug that helps to constrict the blood vessels so there is less pressure on your capillaries and there is less discharge. So basically it opens up your nasel passages so you can breathe and your not constantly blowing your nose!
~Does it work?~
Yes it does. I have tried other brands since but have found that this brand is the most effective. It works very quicky and it lasts all night. I would recommend it to anyone.
This product is not recommended for children and adults should only use it 2 or 3 times a day. Over use of this product could mean in extreme cases that you become tolerant to the drug and it will stop woring for you.
In Sainsbury's you can buy it for £2.79 and in Boots it's £2.89. Where ever you get it from you are looking to pay about £3 for a small bottle. It doesn't seems like your getting much for you money but it lasts ages as you don't need much for each use. I think this is a reasonable price to pay for something that actually works.