Tradename
Nazine
Generic Name
Tetrahydrozoline hydrochloride
Category
Eye, Nose and Ear
Form
Drops
Composition
Tetrahydrozoline HCl.........10 mg
Description
Nasal decongestant
Properties/Actions
Tetrahydrozoline is a sympathomimetic with marked alpha-adrenergic activity. It is a vasoconstrictor with rapid and prolonged action in reducing swelling and congestion when applied to mucous membranes.
Nasal congestion is frequently a symptom of conditions such as rhinitis.
Sympathomimetics are also widely emloyed as nasal decongestants to provide symptomatic relief of common cold.
Indications
Nazine is used as a vasoconstrictor for the relief of nasal congestion.
Contraindications
Drug Interactions
Since tetrahydrozoline is absorbed through the nasal mucosa, interactions may follow topical application. All sympathomimetics nasal decongestants are liable to cause a hypertensive crisis if used during treatment with a MAOI.
Side Effects/Adverse Effects
After local use of tetrahydrozoline transient irritation may occur.
Rebound congestion may occur after frequent or prolonged use.
Systemic effets including nausea, headache and dizziness have occured after local administration.
Pregnancy & Lactation
Dosage & Administration
Nazine is instilled into each nostril as nasal drops 3 to 4 times a day as necessary.
It should not be used more often than every 3 hours.
Overdosage
Warnings
Not to be used for a period of more than 10 days.
Prolonged use of Nazine may lead to transient irritation of mucous membrane of the nose or nasal congestion.
Notes
Storage
Store at room temperature.
Packaging
Dropper bottle of 10 ml.
Manufacturer
Alexandria Co. for Pharmaceuticals
Date Added/Updated
11th March 2013 1:23 pm
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