OVERVIEW

Vicks Sinex Decongestant 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 effect of the spray starts after several minutes and lasts for 6-8 hours. The active substance is oxymetazoline hydrochloride.

PACKAGE INFORMATION

DIRECTIONS

Nasal spray: for topical nasal use. Adults and children over 12 years: 1-2 sprays per nostril every 6-8 hours unless otherwise advised by your Doctor.

WARNINGS

Do not use Vicks Sinex Decongestant Nasal Spray if you:

  • are allergic (hypersensitive) to the active substance oxymetazoline hydrochloride or any other ingredients of Vicks Sinex
  • are taking (or have taken during the last 14 days) monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAO inhibitors are used in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease and depression)
  • suffer from acute heart disease or cardiac asthma
  • suffer from increased eye-ball pressure (narrow-angle glaucoma)
  • have had an operation to remove your pituitary gland
  • have inflamed skin or mucous membranes of your nostrils or have scabs in your nose
  • do not take with other medications containing decongestants
  • have had nasal surgery
  • suffer from a tumour of the adrenal glands

Do not give Vicks Sinex Decongestant Nasal Spray to children under 12 years of age

Take special care with Vicks Sinex Decongestant Nasal Spray Before using tell your doctor if you have:

  • high blood pressure
  • heart disease
  • diabetes
  • disturbance in your thyroid function
  • an enlarged prostate gland
  • hepatic or renal disorder
  • occlusive vascular disease

If any of the following occur, Vicks Sinex Micromist should be stopped:

  • Hallucinations
  • Restlessness
  • Sleep disturbances

Keep away from eyes

Taking other medicines

Inform your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, or recently taken, any other medicines, even those obtained without a prescription.

  • monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) are used in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease and depression – Do not use Vicks Sinex Decongestant Nasal Spray if you have taken MAOIs during the last 14 days
  • tricyclic antidepressants – inform your doctor if you are taking drugs used in the treatment of depression such as amitriptyline and imipramine
  • high blood pressure – inform your doctor before use if you are taking bethanidine, debrisoquine and guanethidine or any other medicine for high blood pressure as their effected may be reduced
  • beta blockers - inform your doctor before use if you are taking these, as their effect may be reduced
  • Parkinson’s disease medicine (bromocriptine) – treatment with Vicks Sinex Decongestant Nasal Spray may be affected if it is used at the same time
  • Appetite suppressants and amphetamine-like psychostimulants – inform your doctor before use if you are taking drugs for obesity
  • Cardiac glycosides – inform your doctor before use as it can cause irregular heart beat (dysrhythmias) if it is taken at the same time
  • Ergot alkaloids (ergotamine and methysergide) – inform your doctor before use if you are taking these treatments for migraines as they can cause increased side effects

Pregnancy and breast feeding

Ask your doctor or your pharmacist before using Vicks Sinex Decongestant Nasal Spray. The spray should be used with caution during pregnancy and if breastfeeding.

Driving and using machines

No effect on ability to drive or use of machinery have been observed

Important information about some if the ingredients of Vicks Sinex Decongestant Nasal Spray

Benzalkonium chloride (a preservative) is an ingredient in Vicks Sinex Decongestant Nasal Spray which might cause swelling of nasal mucosa, especially during long-term use.

Ratings & Reviews

This area allows consumers like you to express their own opinions and comments. Vicks® does not represent or warrant the accuracy of any statements or product claims made here nor endorses any opinions expressed within this section.

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04/26/17

Poorly packaged product

Purchased this for sinus trouble and from the minute started to use it did not work properly and after only attempting 3 uses of it over 3 days the bottle has now become distorted and no medication is coming out. Waste of money basically and you need to look at correcting this.

No, I don't recommend this product

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London
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04/29/17

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Unblocks the nose for about 2 seconds, not affective at all

No, I don't recommend this product

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Sydney Australia
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07/27/17

Works very well

I find this is amazing even with heavy congestion. Works in minutes and lasts hours. Only issue is that it is recommended only for 3 days use.

Yes, I recommend this product