Viks the Asset instruction spray nose nasal application
The drug Wickes Asset — usage instructions
In the formation of edema of the nasal mucosa on the background of colds or allergies, an otolaryngologist may prescribe nasal spray Vicks Asset (not to be confused with the drug ointment the Asset, which is used only for colds and anti-inflammatory effect). The drug copes with the stuffy nose and facilitates breathing. How to use the drug Wickes Asset Sineks, and what the effect of the drug on the matter addressed below.
- Pharmacological effect and release form
- Instructions for use and composition
- Side effects
- Method of application and doses
- Analogues of the drug
Pharmacological effect and release form
In networks of pharmacies in Russia is a drug called Viks the Asset Sineks now exclusively available in the form of a nasal spray. The liquid is colorless and odorless, and is enclosed in a bottle with a capacity of 15 ml. Bottle equipped with a nozzle for easy injection of doses of the drug in the nasal passages. The bottle is packaged in a cardboard box, a blue-green color. The average cost of one bottle of the spray is 256 rubles (3,3.e.).
Pharmacological action of the drug Wickes Asset Sineks spray due to the fact that its components act on alpha-adrenergic receptors in the area of application of the drug. As a result of their initiation there is a sharp narrowing of blood vessels and capillaries of the mucosa of the nasopharynx. Moreover, the effect is almost immediate. After 1-2 minutes after using the spray, the patient feels significant relief of nasal breathing.
Important: the effect of the use of the drug is 10 to 12 hours.
Instructions for use and composition
Before using the drug to avoid adverse reactions, you must familiarize with the composition of Viks the Asset Sineks. Part of the spray includes the following components:
- The main ingredient — Oxymetazoline hydrochloride;
- Accessories — dihydrate sodium citrate, and sorbitol, chlorhexidine digluconate and tyloxapol, levomenthol and citric acid, chloride bezzakonie and aloe Vera, cineol and potassium Acesulfame, and edetate disodium, L-carvone, sodium hydroxide and distilled water.
Designate a means of Viks the Asset Sineks under such pathological conditions:
- Allergic rhinitis (including hay fever, of the Eustachian or the seasonal swelling of the nasopharynx);
- Rhinitis viral etiology with SARS and influenza;
Instructions for use of nose drops of Viks the Asset Sineks claims that contraindications to the use of the drug are:
- Individual intolerance or hypersensitivity to one or several components of the tool;
- Rhinitis dry (atrophic);
- Angle-closure glaucoma;
- Concurrent administration of drugs-MAO inhibitors (monoamine oxidase);
- Operations on the shell of the brain in anamnesis;
- Kids under the age of 6 years.
Maximum caution Active Vicks Sinex prescribed under these conditions:
- Diseases and pathology of the cardiovascular system;
- Diabetes and other glycemic disorders;
- Gipertireoze (elevated TSH level);
- CRF (chronic renal failure);
- Taking anti-depressants from the tricyclic group.
Important: the effects of the main active substance Oxymetazoline on the body of the pregnant woman and the fetus have not been studied thoroughly. Therefore, the drug for example for use in the treatment of pregnant women only under the supervision of a doctor.
Nasal spray Vicks Asset Sineks manual contains information and possible side effects. They can develop from different body systems:
- The organs of vision. Possible redness and irritation of the eyes, discomfort.
- Respiratory system. Dryness of the mucosa of the nasopharynx, burning sensation, sneezing, bleeding nose.
- Nervous system. Sleep disorders, anxiety, pain headaches, fatigue, hallucinations (in children).
- The cardiovascular system. The increased heart rate, tachycardia.
Important: if you experience any of these effects should immediately stop using the nasal spray Vicks and inform your doctor.
Method of application and doses
Dose of a therapeutic use of the drug Wickes Asset Sineks should appoint only the doctor depending on the patient’s condition and its comorbidities/chronic diseases. In addition, for children up to 6 years, the nasal spray is not prescribed. The instructions also pointed out that the nasal spray can be used according to this scheme:
- Patients over the age of 10 and adults. No more than 2 sprays in each nostril only once per day;
- Children 6 to 10 years. Strictly 1 dose spray in each nostril and solely not more than 1 nasal applications per day. In this case the dose of the drug may not lie down or tip the head in position «back».
The course of treatment is optimally 3 days, maximum 7 days. If you exceed the recommended rate may experience the above side effects.
Important: before the first application of spray should be done 2-3 blank spraying to achieve optimum dispensing means. It is also not recommended to use one vial to treat two or more patients to avoid concurrent infection.
Analogues of the drug
If for any reason there is a need to replace nasal spray Sineks Viks the Asset, you can use the analogues, containing the same active ingredient — Oxymetazoline. These are:
- Llanos and Imidan;
- And nazol Nazol advans;
- Sailor Reno.
It is always important to remember and understand that any substitution of the drug may lead to unexpected and/or unpleasant consequences, especially if the drug was selected as a combination therapy. It is advisable to consult with your doctor if you have a desire or need to change the therapeutic strategy. Remember, your health and the health of your children is in your hands. Even if we are talking about trivial allergies.