What is ipratropium bromide?
Working in combination with xylometazoline hydrochloride, the active ingredient ipratropium bromide is used in Otrivine Extra Dual Relief Nasal Spray to relieve more nasal symptoms than just a blocked nose. Ipratropium bromide relieves a runny nose by acting on the cells in the nose that are producing excessive mucus. It also helps to reduce sneezing associated with the common cold by blocking the sneezing reflex.
Are non-medicated nasal sprays effective?
Otrivine has a range of effective natural nasal decongestants for you to consider. Otrivine Natural Daily Nasal Wash and Otrivine Natural with Eucalyptus have decongestant properties without medication and are clinically proven to help unblock your nose naturally. It is not recommended to use medicated nasal sprays beyond the recommended time frame, so a natural nasal spray may be more appropriate for longer term usage. If nasal symptoms persist beyond 7 days when using Otrivine Natural with Eucalyptus seek advice from a healthcare professional.
The next time you find yourself with a blocked or runny nose, sinus pressure, or sneezes, you can better understand the science behind how nasal sprays work.