Nasal drops may be an option to treat your nasal congestion.

A blocked nose can really get you down. Nasal congestion can be caused by several things, like having a cold, sinusitis or hay fever. Whatever the cause, our nasal drops relieve that congested feeling. If you want to find out more about how they relieve the symptoms of sinusitis, allergic rhinitis or congestion, we have all the information you need!

Why is my nose blocked?

When the mucuous membranes in the nose get inflamed, they swell. As a result, they narrow the nasal passages and cause your nose to become 'blocked'.  This is called congestion. Nasal congestion hinders breathing, leads to mucus buildup, disturbs sleep and causes snoring. In short, a blocked nose can make life a struggle.

There are many common causes of nasal congestion, including:

  • Upper respiratory viral infections (common cold or flu)
  • Allergic rhinitis (hay fever)
  • Sinus problems

Of these, the cold is one of the most common causes, affecting adults around two to four times per year, and young children around six times per year. Nasal congestion is the most common symptom among common cold sufferers.

Young woman sneezes into a tissue as she tries to relieve her congested nose.

What are decongestant nasal drops?

Decongestant nasal drops are medicines that you put into your nose to reduce nasal congestion. Nasal drops are a different format from nasal sprays and can be more suitable depending on how you like to take decongestant products. Ask your pharmacist if you have any queries on how to use them.

Please make sure you read the instruction leaflet that comes with your medicine carefully and follow the manufacturer’s instructions.

Unblock your nose with Otrivine nasal drops.

Woman breathes freely in a forest with a decongested nose.

Applying 2 - 3 Otrivine Adult Nasal Drops in each nostril for adults and children over 12 years of age or 1-2 drops of Otrivine Child Nasal Drops in each nostril for children aged 6-12 years old starts relieving a blocked nose within two minutes. Otrivine Nasal Drops provide fast and effective relief from the nasal congestion due to a cold, sinus problems or allergic rhinitis.

Otrivine medicated nasal drops contain a well-known and commonly used decongestant called xylometazoline hydrochloride, which is medically approved for the symptomatic relief of nasal congestion due to common cold and allergic rhinitis.

Xylometazoline hydrochloride helps to open up and clear the nasal passages by reducing the excessive nasal secretions and returning the swollen blood vessels to their normal size. This in turn reduces the resistance of your nasal airways to airflow, helping people to feel less congested. Otrivine nasal drops and sprays have been used by several million patients over decades, demonstrating it is a well trusted and effective topical decongestant.

Consider your options to unblock your nose.

Otrivine comes in a wide range of products, from non-medicated to medicated. For a natural way to clear your nose, try the Otrivine non-medicated range. If you want to relieve nasal congestion quickly, use our medicated range which includes Otrivine Adult Nasal Drops and Otrivine Blocked Nose Relief Nasal Spray.