Do not use Rhinostop 0.05% Nasal Spray:
- if you are allergic to the active substance or any of the other ingredients of this medicine
- for operations performed through the nose
- for dry rhinitis
- atrophic rhinitis
- increased intraocular pressure (glaucoma).
Warnings and precautions
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before using Rhinostop 0.05% Nasal Spray if you have:
- heart disease (eg prolonged QT syndrome), ischemic disease, arrhythmias
- high blood pressure
- illness of the thyroid gland (hyperthyroidism)
- enlargement of the prostate
- in an adrenal tumor (pheochromocytoma)
- if you are taking or have taken medicines to treat depression (MAO inhibitors) in the last 2 weeks
- newborns, infants and children up to 2 years of age.
Children and adolescents
Rhinostop 0.05% nasal spray is intended for use in children from 2 to 12 years of age.
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, have recently taken or might take any other medicines.
Although Rhinostop 0.05% nasal spray is a medicine that is given by the nose, it is possible, though rare, to interact with medicines that are taken by mouth.
Xylometazoline may potentiate the action of monoamine oxidase inhibitors and provoke a hypertensive crisis. Xylometazoline is not recommended in patients who have taken or have taken MAO inhibitors in the last 2 weeks.
Concomitant use of tri- and tetracyclic antidepressants with sympathomimetic products may increase the sympathomimetic effect of xylometazoline and is therefore not recommended.
Pregnancy, breast-feeding and fertility
If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking this medicine.
The use of Rhinostop 0.05% nasal spray during pregnancy is possible only in cases of serious medical indications. It is necessary to avoid its use during breastfeeding, as there is no data on whether the active substance is excreted in breast milk.
Driving and using machines
Rhinostop 0.05% nasal spray has no or negligible influence on the ability to drive and use machines.
Rhinostop 0.05% nasal spray contains benzalkonium chloride.
Benzalkonium chloride may cause irritation or swelling of the nasal mucosa, especially if used for a long time.
Possible side effects
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
Discontinue use of the product and seek medical advice immediately if you experience the following, although very rare, serious complaints:
- difficulty breathing or swallowing
- swelling of the face, lips, tongue or throat (angioedema)
- severe itching of the skin with rash and redness.
Adverse reactions are listed by frequency as follows:
- Common (may affect up to 1 in 10 people): headache, dryness of the nasal mucosa and throat, nausea, burning at the application site.
- Very rare (may affect up to 1 in 10,000 people): transient visual disturbances, arrhythmias or rapid heartbeat, hypersensitivity reactions (rash, itching, angioedema).
How to store Rhinostop 0.05% Nasal Spray
Keep out of the reach and sight of children.
Do not use this medicine after the expiry date which is stated on the carton. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
Store in the original package at a temperature below 25 ° C.
Do not throw away any medicines via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no longer required. These measures will help to protect the environment.