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Afrin No Drip Sinus

Generic Name: Oxymetazoline nasal [ox-ee-me-TAZ-oh-leen-NAY-sal]
The Brand Names are: 12 Hour Nasal Decongestant for 12 Hour Nasal, Afrin, Afrin All Night NoDrip, Afrin Allergy Sinus, etc. Display each of the brands.
The Class of Drugs: Nasal antihistamines and decongestants

What is Afrin's No Drip Sinus?

Oxymetazoline is a decongestant that reduces blood vessels in the nasal passages. Blood vessels that are dilated can cause nose congestion (stuffy nasal congestion).

The Afrin No-Drip Sinus (for your nose) is a temporary relief from congestion in the nose (stuffy nose) that is caused by allergies or the common cold.

 Adverse Effects of Afrin's No Drip Sinus

Contact a medical professional immediately. If you notice any of the following symptoms as warning signs of reactions to an allergen, such as hives, difficulty breathing, or swelling of your lips, face, or tongue.

  • Chronic or worsening symptoms
    intense burning or stinging sensations in your nose following the application of the spray on your nose.
  • Chest pain, rapid or irregular heart rate.
  • A severe headache that causes a buzzing sensation in your ear, anxiety, or feeling tired.
  • Slight burning or stinging of the nose.
  • Sneezing.
  • Nose that is runny.

This isn't an exhaustive list of all the side effects. Others could happen. Contact your physician for advice regarding medical effects. You can report any side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.


Afrin No-Drip Sinus (for the nose) is used to provide temporary relief from nasal congestion due to allergies or the common cold. Take a break from using Afrin No-Drip Sinus. Contact your doctor right away. If you are experiencing persistent or worsening symptoms or if you experience intense burning or stinging sensations in your nasal area after using the spray for nasal use,

Before you take this drug

It is recommended not to apply Afrin No Drip Sinus if you have an allergy to it. Speak with a physician or pharmacist about whether it is appropriate for you to take this medication in the event of any other medical conditions, such as:

  • Coronary condition, high blood pressure, coronary artery disease.
  • Diabetes
  • A thyroid disorder.
  • An enlarged prostate or urination issues.

FDA pregnant category C. It's not clear how Afrin No Drip Sinus will affect a newborn baby. Consult your physician if you are expecting or plan to become pregnant while taking this drug. It is unclear if the nasal oxymetazoline is absorbed into breast milk or whether it can harm the baby who is nursing. Consult your doctor if you are breastfeeding a child.

How to take Afrin No Drip Sinus?

Take it exactly as indicated on the label or as recommended by your physician. Don't use in greater quantities than suggested or for longer periods than suggested. If you take the medication for too long, it could aggravate nose congestion or make it disappear and then return. Consult your physician if symptoms don't improve after three days.

Do not give this medication to anyone else, regardless of whether they are suffering from the same symptoms as you are. Sharing the nasal spray bottle could cause the infection. To use the drops for the nose (nasal solution):

  • Blow your nose gently turn your head as far as you can, or lay down and hang your head over the edge of the sleeping mattress. Then, hold the dropper in your nose and put the right amount of drops inside your nose.
  • Then, sit up and gently bend your head forward. Then move it with care left and right. Keep your head slightly bent for a couple of minutes.
  • Do not blow or sneeze your nose for several minutes following the application of the drops.

Nasal use:

  • Blowing your nose gently Keep your head straight and place the bottle's tip in one nostril. Close the other nostril by using your fingers. Breathe deeply and gently spray the medication into your nostrils. You can then spray the other nostril.
  • Don't use your nose to blow for several minutes following the application of the spray to your nose.

Do not apply the spray to your nose more than twice in 24 hours. Clean the edge of the bottle with dry tissue, but do not wash it with soap or water. Storage at room temperature, far from heat and moisture. Don't freeze. Close the bottle when not being used.

What happens if I miss a dose?

Utilize the dose you missed when you remember. Avoid your missed dose if it's close to the time of the next dose. Don't use any extra medication to replace the missed dose.

What happens if I overdose?

Get medical attention immediately or contact the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222 if you have accidentally swallowed the medicine. Make sure to keep Afrin, the No Drip Sinus, out of reach of children. Certain medications for the nose can cause serious health problems for children who take a pill or swallow it in the spray bottle for nasal use.

What should be avoided?

Follow the instructions of your physician regarding any limitations on foods, drinks, or any activity.

Interaction with other drugs

Consult a physician or pharmacist to determine whether it is appropriate for you to take Afrin No-Drip Sinus if you are also taking one of the following medications:

  • An antidepressant—amitriptyline, clomipramine, desipramine, doxepin, imipramine, nortriptyline;
  • Ergot medicine—ergotamine, dihydroergotamine, ergonovine, methylergonovine; or
  • An MAO inhibitor—isocarboxazid, linezolid, phenelzine, rasagiline, selegiline, and tranylcypromine.

This list isn't complete, and there are other drugs that can interact with Afrin Drip Sinus. Discuss with your doctor any medications you take. This includes prescription, over-the-counter or vitamin-based herbal remedies. Don't start any new medication without first talking to your physician.