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Propylene Glycol/Polyethylene Glycol Gel - Nasal

Pronunciation: PROE-pi-leen GLYE-kol/POL-ee-ETH-i-leen GLYE-kol

Common Brand Name(s): Rhinaris

Important: How To Use This Information

This is a summary and does NOT have all possible information about this product. This information does not assure that this product is safe, effective, or appropriate for you. This information is not individual medical advice and does not substitute for the advice of your health care professional. Always ask your health care professional for complete information about this product and your specific health needs.

Uses

This product is used to treat dryness and irritation inside the nose (nasal passages) caused by dry room air, medications, allergies, colds, or other conditions. This product helps add moisture inside the nose to dissolve and soften thick or crusty mucus, making it easier to remove the mucus. This helps to prevent nosebleeds, relieve a stuffy nose, and make breathing easier.

This product contains moisturizers in a gentle purified salt solution (also called saline or sodium chloride solution). It does not contain any medication.

How To Use

With clean hands, apply a small amount of this product into each nostril, usually every 4 hours or as needed. Follow all directions on the product package. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

If your condition lasts or gets worse, or if you think you may have a serious medical problem, seek immediate medical attention.

Side Effects

Side effects usually do not occur with use of this product. However, if the inside of your nose is very dry and irritated, mild stinging may occur. If this effect lasts or gets worse, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.

If your doctor has directed you to use this medication, remember that your doctor has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.

A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, get medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including:

  • rash
  • itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat)
  • severe dizziness
  • trouble breathing

This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

In the US -

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or at www.fda.gov/medwatch.

In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.

Precautions

Before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to any of its ingredients; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.

This product is safe to use during pregnancy.

This product is safe to use if you are breast-feeding.

Drug Interactions

Drug interactions may change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. This document does not contain all possible drug interactions. Keep a list of all the products you use (including prescription/nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicines without your doctor's approval.

Overdose

There have been no reports of overdose with this product.

Notes

Do not share this product with others. Doing so may increase the risk of infection. Keep the opening of the container clean.

Missed Dose

Not applicable.

Storage

Refer to storage information printed on the package. Keep the container tightly closed. If you have any questions about storage, ask your pharmacist. Keep all drug products away from children and pets.

Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company.

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