What is Otrivin Baby?
Otrivin Baby is used to treat nasal congestion and is specifically for babies and toddlers. The active ingredient in Otrivin Baby is sodium chloride, commonly known as table salt. The saline solution helps reduce the swelling inside the nose which makes it easier for children to breathe and for mucus to flow. It also keeps the nose and sinuses moist to reduce irritation.
What is it used for?
The flu or common cold often cause nasal congestion. This can be the most difficult part of a cold, especially for babies, because it makes it difficult for them to feed and sleep. Using a saline solution is an effective and safe treatment to gently relieve a blocked nose. It has few to no side effects and can therefore be used in babies and children as well as in adults who cannot tolerate other nasal decongestants, such as xylometazoline.
How to use Otrivin Baby
Otrivin Baby nasal spray has a convenient pump sprayer which always ensures the right dose is administered. Follow the instructions on the package leaflet on how to use the nasal spray properly. Otrivin Baby is also available in convenient and hygienic monodose packs with single-use ampoules. The ampoules are easy to carry with you and thus ideal for travelling. Otrivin Baby Aspirator, a special nasal applicator, allows you to optimally clean your baby's nose. First use the saline solution to gently dilute thickened nasal mucus. The thinned mucus can then be removed with the Baby Aspirator to clear your baby's nasal passages.
Otrivin Baby is gentle enough to use daily as needed. The usual dose is:
- Babies and children aged two and under: one dose in each nostril.
- Adults and children aged two and above: one to two doses in each nostril.
See the package leaflet for more information on dosage.
Saline solution typically has no side effects. If your child does have side effects, contact your doctor or pharmacy.
When not to use Otrivin Baby
Do not use Otrivin Baby if you are allergic to any of its ingredients. Check the package leaflet for a list of ingredients. Otrivin Baby should be used with caution after recent nasal surgery. If this is the case, be sure to consult your doctor before using this product.
Otrivin Baby is safe for use by pregnant and breastfeeding women. Otrivin Baby does not interact with alcohol or affect your ability to drive safely.