FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Directions

How do I use this product?

Please be aware that dosing directions vary by specific Neo-Synephrine formulation. Note the following:

Neo-Synephrine Regular Strength Spray

Neo-Synephrine Extra Strength Spray

Neo-Synephrine Nighttime Spray

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Can I use Neo-Synephrine if I'm pregnant or nursing?

When pregnant or nursing it is important to seek the advice of a health care professional before using any medication.

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Can Neo-Synephrine be used with other medications?

As with all over the counter medications, you should check with your doctor or pharmacist before combining medications. It is important to ensure that the medications will not interact with each other.

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I have diabetes, can I use Neo-Synephrine?

It is important to first check with your doctor regarding your personal medical background. Also, if other medications are being used, please check with your doctor or pharmacist to ensure that there will be no contraindications or drug interactions.

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I have asthma, can I use Neo-Synephrine?

It is important to check with your doctor first. Some asthma patients may be at a higher risk for adverse reactions while using different medications.

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Are there any long term side effects from using a nasal decongestant?

Do not use these products for more than 3 days and use only as directed. Frequent or prolonged use may cause nasal congestion to recur or worsen. If symptoms persist for more than 3 days, consult a doctor.

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Can I use Neo-Synephrine for my allergy symptoms?

Yes, all Neo-Synephrine products temporarily relieve nasal congestion due to hay fever or other upper respiratory allergies (allergic rhinitis).

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Ingredients

What is the difference between Neo-Synephrine Regular Strength and Extra Strength Sprays?

Phenylephrine hydrochloride is contained in both these sprays but Neo-Synephrine Extra Strength Spray contains twice the strength of phenylephrine compared to Regular Strength Spray.

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How is Neo Synephrine Nighttime Spray different from the other Neo Synephrine Nasal Sprays?

Neo Synephrine Nighttime Spray contains 0.05% of oxymetazoline hydrochloride the longest acting nasal decongestant ingredient available on the market. It is combined with a proven moisturizer and effectively opens and soothes your airways to allow for a relaxing sleep all night long.

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Will Neo Synephrine Nighttime Spray make me drowsy?

Neo Synephrine Nighttime Spray does not contain any medicines that would make you drowsy. It is specially designed to open and soothe your airways to allow for a relaxing sleep all night long.

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What is the moisturizing ingredient in Neo-Synephrine Nighttime Spray?

Neo-Synephrine Nighttime Spray contains glycerin, a moisturizing ingredient that soothes your nasal mucosa when you are congested.

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What is phenylephrine hydrochloride?

Phenylephrine hydrochloride is a rapidly-acting topical nasal decongestant which is recognized as safe and effective by the FDA when used as directed.

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How does phenylephrine hydrochloride work?

When applied directly to the nasal passages, it causes the constriction of blood vessels in the mucous membranes, resulting in their shrinkage; thus promoting drainage, improving breathing and relieving congestion.

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What is oxymetazoline hydrochloride?

Oxymetazoline hydrochloride is a rapidly-acting topical nasal decongestant with the longest duration of action available in the market. It is recognized as safe and effective by the FDA.

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How does oxymetazoline hydrochloride work?

When applied directly to the nasal passages, it causes the constriction of blood vessels in the mucous membranes, resulting in their shrinkage; thus promoting drainage, improving breathing and relieving congestion. The long half-life of the drug allows for all night 12-hour relief.

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Retail

Why do the Neo-Synephrine products look different than before?

The packaging for the Neo-Synephrine Regular Strength and Extra Strength products has been updated and modernized with the launch of Neo-Synephrine Nighttime Spray. Their active ingredients, which have a well-established efficacy and safety when used as directed, have remained the same.

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Why can't I find Neo-Synephrine Drops or Neo-Synephrine Nasal Saline Spray?

These products have been discontinued.

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History

When was NEO-SYNEPHRINE first introduced?

NEO-SYNEPHRINE has a history which dates back to 1940. Some key milestones include the following:
  1. 1940 - Neo-Synephrine (phenylephrine) introduced as a 4-Hour nasal decongestant
  2. 1976 - FDA approves oxymetazoline and xylometazoline for over the counter sales
  3. 1981 - Neo-Synephrine 12-Hour formula (oxymetazoline) is introduced
  4. 1987 - Neo-Synephrine Maximum Strength Pump is introduced
  5. 1994 - Neo-Synephrine 12-Hour Extra Moisturizing Spray is introduced
  6. 2008 - Neo-Synephrine Nighttime Spray is introduced and the line's packaging is modernized
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