Do not use Rhinostop 0.1% 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 0.1% nasal spray if you have:
- heart disease (eg prolonged QT syndrome), ischemic disease, arrhythmias
- high blood pressure
- illness of the thyroid gland (hyperthyroidism)
- prostate enlargement
- adrenal tumor (pheochromocytoma)
- if you are taking or have been taking medicines to treat depression (MAO inhibitors) for the last 2 weeks
- children under 12 years of age.
Children and adolescents
Rhinostop 0.1% Nasal Spray is intended for use in adults and children over 12 years of age.
Other medicines and Rhinostop 0.1% Nasal spray
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, have recently taken or might take any other medicines.
Although Rhinostop 0.1% Nasal Spray with a drug that is administered nasally, it is possible, although rare, to interact with drugs that are taken orally. Xylometazoline may potentiate the action of monoamine oxidase inhibitors and provoke a hypertensive crisis (increase in blood pressure). Xylometazoline is not recommended in patients who have taken or have taken MAO inhibitors in the last 2 weeks (see section “Warnings and precautions”).
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 0.1% nasal spray during pregnancy is possible only in cases of serious medical indications. It is necessary to avoid its use during breast-feeding, as there is no data on whether the drug is excreted in breast milk.
Driving and using machines
Rhinostop 0.1% nasal spray has no or negligible influence on the ability to drive and use machines.
Rhinostop 0.1% 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.
Stop using the product and seek medical advice immediately if you get, although very rarely, the following complaints:
- difficulty breathing or swallowing;
- swelling of the face, lips, tongue or throat (angioedema);
- severe itching of the skin with rash and redness.
Adverse drug 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 1 in 10,000 people): transient visual disturbances, arrhythmias or rapid heartbeat, hypersensitivity reactions (rash, itching, angioedema).
How to store Rhinostop 0.1% Nasal Spray
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.