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Dr. Raman Abrol
ENT Specialist / Otorhinolaryngology

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Otrivin nasal spray, In this video, Dr. Raman Abrol, from Abrol Institute and Research Centre, Chandigarh talks about the side effects of nasal spray (Otrivin) and the harm its overuse can cause.

Winters come with headaches, flu, colds, and viral illnesses. People frequently self-medicate by using nasal sprays and over-the-counter medications. The doctor provided us with some fundamental facts on nasal sprays today.

Otrivin nasal spray is the most widely used nasal spray for colds. It is not as safe, though. Although it provides immediate comfort, one should limit how frequently One uses it. One must use a maximum of 1–2 drops twice daily in the morning and evening. The nostrils stay open for the full duration of its 12-hour action. But because of their excessive usage and fast relief, it becomes an addiction. ENT surgeons advise limiting their use to not longer than 4-5 days.

Effects of Otrivin over use

One of the side effects of Otrivin is it is very addictive; frequently, patients become dependent on these sprays and take them continuously for months. However, frequent use harms the nose permanently. It can significantly worsen nose problems like bleeding and dryness. In addition, long-term use could result in hypertension. Many individuals have had elevated blood pressure, palpitations, and irregular heartbeats. Overall, the abuse of otrivin has resulted in such systemic problems. Therefore, one must use Otrivin extremely cautiously under self-medication. It is advisable to use it only in an emergency. Other safe nasal sprays, like antiallergic sprays with corticosteroids, are available over the counter. These sprays are suitable for prolonged use. It is advantageous and eventually heals inflammation in the nose. It helps in reversing the inflammation of the nose. The nose also feels better. Therefore, it is best to use a steroid, antihistamine, or a mixture of the two. 

Bottom line:

In the end, the doctor wants to conclude that the prolonged use of Otrivin nasal spray or drops is not safe. One should use it within 3- 4 days. Don’t use it more than twice a day.

Watch the full video to learn more about nasal spray side effects.

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