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Little Noses Decongestant

Generic name: Phenylephrine Nasal [FEN-ilEFF-rin]
Brand names include: 4-Way Menthol Nasal Decongestant (Nasal Four), Little Noses Decongestant Nasal, Neo-Synephrine Nasal Extra Strength Nasal… Show all 10 brands.
Class of drugs: nasal decongestants and antihistamines

What is Little Noses Deongestant?

Phenylephrine shrinks the blood vessels of the nasal passages. Dilated blood vessels can cause congestion in the nasal passages.Little Noses Decongestant treats nasal congestion, sinus pressure, and other symptoms of allergies, colds, flu, or the common virus. The eustachian tubes (pronounced "yoo-stay"-shun") drain fluid from the inner ear. Phenylephrine can be used to relieve congestion.Little Noses Decongestant may be used in other ways not mentioned in this medication guide.

Side effects of Little Noses Decongestant

If you experience any of the following symptoms of an allergic reaction, seek immediate medical attention: hives, difficulty breathing, swelling of the face, lips, or throat.

There are serious side effects that can occur from Little Noses Deongestant. Call your doctor immediately if:

  • Sneezing or sneezing that is severe, a runny or stuffy nasal passage, swelling or redness in the nose, or any other worsening symptoms of your nose may indicate an overuse of Little Noses Decongestant;
  • You may experience severe burning or stinging inside your nose.
  • Insomnia, severe dizziness or restlessness, or a feeling of nervousness
  • Unusual thoughts or behaviours, mood changes
  • Tremors or shaking
  • Little or no urination.

Older adults may experience more side effects.

Some of the common side effects associated with Little Noses Decongestant include:

  • Sneezing for a short time
  • You may experience mild irritation, burning, dryness, or a cold feeling in your nose.
  • Headache, dizziness, weakness;
  • Feeling excited or restless, especially in children
  • Mild sleep disorders

There may be other side effects. For medical advice on side effects, call your doctor. To report adverse effects, you can contact the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.


Little Noses Decongestant should not be used if you've taken an MAO inhibitor in the last 14 days. Examples include isocarboxazid (linezolid), phenelzine (phenelzine injection), rasagiline (selegiline), or tranylcypromine.

Before you take this drug

If you have an allergy to Little Noses Decongestant, then it is best not to use this product.Little Noses Deongestant should not be used if MAO inhibitors have been taken in the last 14 days. Drug interactions may occur. MAO inhibitors are isocarboxazid (linezolid), phenelzine (phenelzine injection), rasagiline (selegiline), methylene blue injection, and others.If you have any other medical conditions or concerns, ask your doctor or pharmacist whether it's safe to use the medicine.

  • Heart disease heart rhythm disorder
  • High blood pressure
  • Diabetes;
  • Glaucoma;
  • A thyroid disorder,
  • Urination or prostate problems

Little Noses Deongestant is not known to harm unborn babies. Do not use this medication if you are pregnant without first consulting your physician.There is no way to know if phenylephrine nasal can pass into breast milk or if it will harm a baby who is nursing. If you are breastfeeding a child, do not take this medication without consulting your doctor.

How to take Little Noses Decongestant?

Do not exceed the recommended dosage or duration. Use only the recommended dose. Do not exceed it. Cold medicines should only be taken for a few days until symptoms have cleared.You should not give Little Noses Decongestant to children younger than four years of age. Ask a doctor first before giving any cough or cold medicine. Very young children can die from misusing cough medicines.Use Little Noses Decongestant every 4 hours. Please read the instructions on the label. Do not exceed the dosage prescribed by your physician or on the medicine label. This medicine can cause chronic nasal congestion if used for too long.

How to use nasal spray

  • Blow gently with your nose. Insert the tip of a bottle into the nostril. Close the other nostril with your finger. Inhale quickly and spray the medicine gently into your nose. Use the spray on your other nostril.
  • After using nasal spray, do not blow your nose.
  • If you spray the product in your mouth, eyes, or skin and it gets into your eyes, your mouth, or your skin, then rinse with water.
  • Spray the nasal spray 1 or 2 times onto a tissue if it has been more than 24 hours since you last used it.

After each use, wipe the spray bottle tip with a tissue and rinse with hot water. Make sure no water enters the medicine bottle. Keep the cap on when not in use.Use the nasal drops by lying on your back and tilting your head back. Insert the correct amount of drops, and lie in this position for a few minutes. Gently move your head to the side.Do not share Little Noses Decongestant with others to prevent the spread of infection.If your symptoms don't improve within 3 days or you have a headache, a cough, or a skin rash, call your doctor.Tell the surgeon that you use Little Noses Decongestant if you require surgery. It may be necessary to temporarily stop taking the medicine.Keep away from moisture and heat at a room temperature.

What happens if I miss the dose?

You may not have a schedule for Little Noses Decongestant, as it is only used when necessary. Take the dose you missed immediately when you realize you forgot. Skip the missed dosage if your next dose is scheduled soon.You should not take extra medicine to compensate for a missed dose.

What happens if I overdose?

For poison assistance, call 1-800-222-1222 or get immediate medical help.The symptoms of an overdose may include dizziness, drowsiness, or a slow pulse rate.

What should be avoided?

You should avoid getting Little Noses Decongestant in your eyes.Before using any other allergy or cold medication, consult your doctor. Many combination medications contain pseudoephedrine. You can get too much medicine by taking certain products together.

Interaction with other drug

Before using this medication, ask your doctor or pharmacist if you also use any other medications, such as vitamins and herbal remedies. When used together, some medicines can have unwanted or harmful effects. The drug guide doesn't list every possible interaction.If you also use any of these drugs, ask your doctor or pharmacist whether it's safe to use Little Noses Decongestant.

  • Other decongestants
  • Antidepressants are a type of medication.
  • Blood pressure medication
  • Diabetes medication is available in many forms.

This list is incomplete. There are other drugs that may interact with phenylephrine, such as prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. The drug guide doesn't list every possible interaction.