Is dristan still made?
Dristan is available at major retailers across the country.
What happens if you use dristan for too long?
Do not use in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended. Using the medication too long or too often may worsen your symptoms or cause nasal congestion to clear up and come back. Call your doctor if your symptoms do not improve after 3 days of treatment.
What nasal sprays can be used long term?
Common brand names include Nasacort and Flonase. Steroid nasal sprays are safe for long-term use in adults.
What are the side effects of Dristan nasal spray?
Temporary burning, stinging, dryness in the nose, runny nose, and sneezing may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.
What was in original Dristan?
Original formula. Acetaminophen – pain reliever/fever reducer. Chlorpheniramine maleate-antihistamine. Phenylephrine HCl-nasal decongestant.
Do they still make Dristan sinus tablets?
Drixoral is now gone and Dristan is almost impossible to find. Allergy and Sinus sufferers who have used these drugs to ease their symptoms are left to the misery of their afflictions. Dristan does help if you can find it. Thank God these folks still sell it!!
How do you decongest your nose?
- Use a humidifier or vaporizer.
- Take long showers or breathe in steam from a pot of warm (but not too hot) water.
- Drink lots of fluids.
- Use a nasal saline spray.
- Try a Neti pot, nasal irrigator, or bulb syringe.
- Use a micro-current wave device.
- Place a warm, wet towel on your face.
- Prop yourself up.
Is it OK to use nasal spray everyday?
To prevent rebound congestion, use over-the-counter decongestant nasal sprays for no more than three days in a row, with as few doses as possible each day. Prescription nasal sprays containing steroids don’t cause this rebound effect, so they can be used on a daily basis for years.
Can nasal spray cause permanent damage?
After the medicine wears off, the nasal tissue swells again. Sometimes it swells even more than before. If the person continues to use it, this swelling can get more severe and lead to permanent swelling of the tissue. Long-term use of these sprays can also damage the tissue, causing infection and pain.