Rhinall Solution Uses

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What is Rhinall Solution?

Rhinall Solution is a decongestant that shrinks blood vessels in the nasal passages. Dilated blood vessels can cause nasal congestion (stuffy nose).

Rhinall Solution is used to treat nasal congestion and sinus pressure caused by allergies, the common cold, or the flu. Rhinall Solution may be used to treat congestion of the tubes that drain fluid from your inner ears, called the eustachian (yoo-STAY-shun) tubes.

Rhinall Solution may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

Rhinall Solution indications

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Rhinall Solution is mainly used to treat nasal congestion, but may also be useful in treating hypotension and shock, hypotension during spinal anaesthesia, prolongation of spinal anaesthesia, paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia, symptomatic relief of external or internal hemorrhoids, and to increase blood pressure as an aid in the diagnosis of heart murmurs. (Hemorrhoids; Hypotension; Nasal congestion; Paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia; vascular failure;)

How should I use Rhinall Solution?

Use exactly as directed on the label, or as prescribed by your doctor. Do not use in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended. Cold medicine should be used only for a short time until your symptoms clear up.

Do not give this medicine to a child younger than 4 years old. Always ask a doctor before giving a cough or cold medicine to a child. Death can occur from the misuse of cough and cold medicines in very young children.

Rhinall Solution is usually used every 4 hours. Follow the directions on the medicine label. Never use more of this medicine than directed on the label or prescribed by your doctor. Using Rhinall Solution too long can damage the lining of your nasal passages and lead to chronic nasal congestion.

To use the nasal spray:

  • Blow your nose gently. Keep your head upright and insert the tip of the bottle into one nostril. Press your other nostril closed with your finger. Breathe in quickly and gently spray the medicine into your nose. Then use the spray in your other nostril.

  • Do not blow your nose for at least a few minutes after using the nasal spray.

  • If the spray gets in your eyes or mouth or on your skin, rinse with water.

  • If the nasal spray has not been used for longer than 24 hours, prime it by spraying 1 or 2 times into a tissue.

After each use, clean the tip of the spray bottle with a clean tissue or rinse it with hot water, making sure that no water gets into the medicine bottle. Keep the cap on the bottle when not in use.

To use the nasal drops, lie on your back with your head tilted back. Insert the correct number of drops and remain lying in this position for several minutes. Gently turn your head from side to side.

To prevent the spread of infection, do not share Rhinall Solution with anyone else.

Call your doctor if your symptoms do not improve after 3 days of treatment, or if you have a fever with a headache, cough, or skin rash.

If you need surgery, tell the surgeon ahead of time that you are using Rhinall Solution. You may need to stop using the medicine for a short time.

Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat.

Uses of Rhinall Solution in details

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This medication is used for temporary relief of congestion in the nose caused by various conditions including the common cold, sinusitis, hay fever, and allergies. It works by narrowing the blood vessels in the nose area, reducing swelling and congestion.

OTHER USES: This section contains uses of this drug that are not listed in the approved professional labeling for the drug but that may be prescribed by your health care professional. Use this drug for a condition that is listed in this section only if it has been so prescribed by your health care professional.

This drug may also be used to relieve "plugged ears" and to reduce swelling in the nose before certain surgery or procedures.

How to use Rhinall Solution nasal

Use this medication in the nose as directed. Follow all directions on the product package, or use as directed by your doctor. If you are uncertain about any of the information, consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Gently blow your nose before using this drug. Use your finger to close the nostril on the side not receiving the medication. While keeping your head upright, place the spray tip into the open nostril. Spray the medication into the open nostril as you breathe in through your nose. Sniff hard a few times to be sure the medication reaches deep into the nose. Repeat these steps for the other nostril if needed.

Avoid spraying the medication into your eyes or onto the middle of the inside of your nose (nasal septum).

Rinse the spray tip with hot water or wipe with a clean tissue after each use. Make sure that water does not get inside the container. Replace cap after each use.

This medication provides only temporary relief. Do not use more often, use more sprays, or use longer than directed because doing so may increase the risk of side effects. Also, do not use this medication for more than 3 days or it may cause a condition called rebound congestion. Symptoms of rebound congestion include long-term redness and swelling inside the nose and increased runny nose. If this occurs, stop using this medication and consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Inform your doctor if your condition worsens or persists after 3 days.

Rhinall Solution description

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Rhinall Solution is a sympathomimetic amine that acts predominantly on α-adrenergic receptors. It is mainly used to treat nasal congestion, but may also be useful in treating hypotension and shock, hypotension during spinal anaesthesia, prolongation of spinal anaesthesia, paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia, symptomatic relief of external or internal hemorrhoids, and to increase blood pressure as an aid in the diagnosis of heart murmurs.

Rhinall Solution dosage

Usual Adult Dose for Nasal Congestion

Rhinall Solution 1% spray: 2 to 3 sprays in each nostril every 4 hours.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Nasal Congestion

Rhinall Solution 0.125% drops:

2 to 6 years: Instill 2 to 3 drops in each nostril not more than every 4 hours under adult supervision.

Rhinall Solution 1% spray:

6 years or older: 2 to 3 sprays in each nostril every 4 hours.

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Rhinall Solution interactions

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What other drugs will affect Rhinall Solution?

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If you are taking this product under your doctor's direction, your doctor or pharmacist may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for them. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with your doctor or pharmacist first.

Taking MAO inhibitors with this medication may cause a serious (possibly fatal) drug interaction. Avoid taking MAO inhibitors (isocarboxazid, linezolid, methylene blue, moclobemide, phenelzine, procarbazine, rasagiline, selegiline, tranylcypromine) during treatment with this medication. Most MAO inhibitors should also not be taken for two weeks before treatment with this medication. Ask your doctor when to start or stop taking this medication.

If you are currently using any of these medications listed above, tell your doctor or pharmacist before starting the nasal decongestant.

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription/herbal products you may use, especially of: high blood pressure medications (e.g., reserpine, guanethidine), tricyclic antidepressants (e.g., amitriptyline).

Check the labels on all your medicines (e.g., cough-and-cold products) because they may contain decongestants or ingredients that could increase your heart rate or blood pressure. Ask your pharmacist about using those products safely.

This document does not contain all possible interactions. Therefore, before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all the products you use. Keep a list of all your medications with you, and share the list with your doctor and pharmacist.

Rhinall Solution side effects

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What are the possible side effects of Rhinall Solution?

Temporary burning, stinging, dryness in the nose, runny nose, and sneezing may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.

If your doctor has prescribed this medication, remember that he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.

Tell your doctor right away if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: slow/fast/pounding heartbeat, dizziness, nausea, headache, mental/mood changes, trouble sleeping, shaking (tremors), unusual sweating, unusual weakness.

A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.

This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

In the US -

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or at www.fda.gov/medwatch.

In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.

Rhinall Solution contraindications

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Ophthalmic solutions of Rhinall Solution (Rhinall Solution hydrochloride ophthalmic solution) hydrochloride are contraindicated in persons with narrow angle glaucoma (and in those individuals who are hypersensitive to Rhinall Solution (Rhinall Solution hydrochloride ophthalmic solution) ). Rhinall Solution (Rhinall Solution hydrochloride ophthalmic solution) hydrochloride 10 percent ophthalmic solutions are contraindicated in infants and in patients with aneurysms.

Active ingredient matches for Rhinall Solution:

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References

  1. PubChem. "phenylephrine". https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/com... (accessed September 17, 2018).
  2. DrugBank. "phenylephrine". http://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB00388 (accessed September 17, 2018).
  3. MeSH. "Cardiotonic Agents". https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/68... (accessed September 17, 2018).

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