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Logo VICKS DECONGESTANT NASAL SPRAY

SCHEDULING STATUS
S1

PROPRIETARY NAME
(and dosage form):

VICKS DECONGESTANT NASAL SPRAY

COMPOSITION:
Each 15 mL contains:
Oxymetazoline Hydrochloride 7,50 mg
Benzalkonium Chloride (as preservative) 0,01%
and the aromatics Menthol, Camphor and Eucalyptol.

PHARMACOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION:
A 16.1 Nasal decongestant.

PHARMACOLOGICAL ACTION:
Oxymetazoline Hydrochloride is a long acting vaso-constrictor that acts directly to reduce the swelling of the nasal membranes giving a decongestant action which lasts from 6 to 8 hours.

INDICATIONS:
Is indicated for the relief of stuffy, runny nose associated with colds and influenza, also post nasal drip, sinusitis and hay fever.

CONTRA-INDICATIONS:
Where hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients is known.

DOSAGE AND DIRECTIONS FOR USE:
For adults and children over 6 years
–1 to 2 sprays up each nostril every 6 to 8 hours.
Do not use continuously for more than 3 days unless advised differently by your doctor.

To use: Hold bottle upright insert into nostril, and give bottle a quick sharp squeeze. After spraying, breathe in deeply through the nose.

SIDE-EFFECTS AND SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS:
Not to be taken orally. Avoid spraying into the eyes.
Constant use may cause swelling of the nasal membranes. Do not exceed the stated dose. Oxymetazoline may cause local stinging or burning, sneezing and dryness of the mouth and throat. Prolonged use may cause rebound congestion and medicine-induced rhinitis.
Menthol may give rise to hypersensitivity. Contact dermatitis reaction may occur.
Should be used with care in cases of hypertension or hyperthyroidism.
Headaches, light-headedness, insomnia and palpitations have been reported.
Safe use during pregnancy has not been established.
Use with caution in patients with cardiovascular disease.

KNOWN SYMPTOMS OF OVERDOSAGE AND PARTICULARS OF ITS TREATMENT:
Refer to side-effects. Treatment is supportive and symptomatic.

IDENTIFICATION:
Clear aqueous solution with Menthol/Eucalyptus/Camphor odour. Packed in plastic spray bottles.

PRESENTATION:
Plastic spray bottle containing 15 mL.

STORAGE INSTRUCTIONS:
Store below 25°C. Keep out of reach of children.

REGISTRATION NUMBER:
D/16.1/197

NAME AND BUSINESS ADDRESS OF THE APPLICANT:
Procter & Gamble S.A. (Pty) Ltd.
Reg. No. 57/03295/07
Made in South Africa by Procter & Gamble S.A. (Pty) Ltd.
25 Newton Street, Spartan, Kempton Park 1619.

DATE OF PUBLICATION OF THIS PACKAGE INSERT:
15 July 1972.

VICKS is a registered trademark P14105
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