Ephedrine Nasal Drops 1%
- Effective Relief For Nasal Congestion
- Active Ingredients:Ephedrine
- Buy With Confidence From UK Registered Pharmacy
PLEASE NOTE : Medications That Contain Ephedrine Cannot Be Purchased Or Used At The Same Time As Any Pseudoephedrine Containing Products
What The Medicine Is For Ephedrine Nasal Drops
Ephedrine Nasal Drops belong to a group of medicines known as nasal decongestants. They act to relieve congestion by constricting blood vessels in the nose.
Please note : Products that contain Ephedrine cannot be purchased at the same time as Pseudoephedrine containing products
Do Not Use The Ephedrine Nasal Drops If you have
• Taken MAOIs (monoamine oxidase inhibitors) for depression in the last two weeks
• Taken beta-blockers for your heart or blood pressure
• An allergy to any of the ingredients
• A heart condition, high blood pressure or poor circulation.
• An overactive thyroid gland
• Excessive levels of adrenaline in the blood
• Recently had an operation on your nose or sinuses
• Difficulty passing urine
• Been told you have a type of tumour called a phaeochromocytoma
• Are already taking other medicines to unblock your nose
• Or are under 12 years old
How To Use Ephedrine Nasal Drops
Adults and children over 12 years
• Use one or two drops in each nostril as required not more than 4 times a day.
• This is the normal dose unless your doctor tells you differently
• Do not use for longer than 7 days without talking to your doctor.
Children under 12 years
•Do not give to children under 12 unless your doctor tells you to. DO NOT EXCEED THE STATED DOSE. If your symptoms persist you should ask your doctor for advice.
The active ingredient is: ephedrine hydrochloride 1% w/v. The other ingredients are: chlorobutanol, sodium chloride, purified water.
Like all medicines, Ephedrine Nasal Drops can
have side effects, although these don’t affect
everyone. Side effects may be minimised by
avoiding prolonged or excessive use.
Possible side effects are:
• Anxiety, fear (paranoia), being irritable,
restless or not sleeping.
• Seeing things (hallucinations).
• Feeling sick, being sick, feeling thirsty, more
or less saliva than usual in your mouth.
• Dizziness and fainting.• Weakness and trembling.
• Irritation, dryness or soreness in the nose.
• Inflammation of the skin.
• Sweating, flushing or goose pimples.
• Effects on the heart e.g. palpitations.
• Effects on the circulation e.g. high or low
• Changes in blood sugar or potassium levels.
• Shortness of breath.
• Wide pupils in the eye.
People with difficulty in passing urine may find
that the condition gets worse.
Use of the drops for more than 7 days may
make your congestion worse and the
effectiveness of the drops will decrease
(tolerance). It may also make you want to use
the drops more often than recommended, and
you may find it difficult to stop using them
If you notice these or any other side effect not
included above, stop use and tell your doctor or
pharmacist. They will tell you what to do.