Product Type: Park Davis medicinal products
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Snort Away Congestion
Park Davis Sudafed nasal spray
Member Name: J-Bird
Park Davis Sudafed nasal spray
Advantages: Clears blocked nose and sinus pressure
Disadvantages: Slightly unpleasant sensation
After surviving the entire winter without picking up any of the flu or tummy bugs that have been doing the rounds, I now find myself with quite a heavy head cold. Typical.
I'm not such a bad patient as long as I have an abundant supply of mansize tissues (with soothing balm of course), some hot drinks (preferably with whisky included), food (chocolate always works best), and the ability to sleep.
This last requirement can sometimes be a problem, I'm sure anyone who has suffered from a head cold can understand the sensation of not being able to breathe properly especially when lying in bed trying to get some rest!
The solution is Sudafed decongestant nasal spray.
The bottle of spray comes in a small box (identical to the picture above). On each side of the box you can read information on how the product helps, directions for use, ingredients, and the usual warnings about keeping out of reach of children, etc.
The bottle of spray inside the box contains 15ml of liquid, and has a label on it which informs you how often you should use the product, how to use it, when not to use it, and the list of ingredients again.
Sudafed Decongestant Nasal Spray (with Xylometazoline hydrochloride - don't want to have to type that too often) works in minutes after snorting the spray, by unblocking your nose and relieving sinus pressure. One blast of the spray wil last you for up to 10 hours, and it works for colds and hay fever.
Ingredients are: Xylometazoline hydrochloride 0.1% w/v, Benzalkonium chloride, disodium edetate, sodium dihydrogen phosphate, sodium monohydrogen phosphate, sodium chloride, sorbitol solution, purified water. Now I don't have a degree in pharmacy so I can't really comment on the ingredients, but I can tell you that they are a pain to type.
~Directions for Use~
This product is not recommended for children under 12 years old, so for anyone over 12 here's how you use it:
Remove the plastic cap from the bottle, insert the snorter (probably not the technical term) into your nostril and pump it once. At the same time breathe in deeply through the nose. repeat for the oher nostril.
One spray into each nostril should do the trick for many hours, but you can use it 2-3 times daily - but no more than 3 doses in a 24 hour period!
You shouldn't use it if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
There is an enclosed leaflet with the product giving you all the information you need to use this product.
Product Licence Holder is Pfizer Consumer Healthcare.
This item cost me £1.92 in Tesco, which is quite reasonable, but shop around in case you find it cheaper elsewhere.
This is an excellent product for clearing a blocked nose. I only really use it before going to bed (when I have a cold), and it relieves all feelings of stuffiness, allowing me to sleep.
The sensation of using it isn't so pleasant, but once you get past the initial snorting of the spray, which lasts a couple of seconds, it really isn't too bad and will help to clear your head.
This product is non-drowsy, not that it matters to me cause I use it before bedtime, but good to know if I needed to take it during the day.
I highly recommend it.
Summary: If you want to sniff again, snort it.
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