Sulfarinol is a drug that is used in otolaryngology and family medicine. It acts on the respiratory system, which helps to eliminate congestion and swelling of the nasal mucosa. You can buy this medicine in the form of nasal drops without a prescription.
When to use Sulfarinol?
The drug is mainly used for symptomatic treatment of swelling of the mucous membranes and rhinitis caused by bacterial infection. The preparation combines two active substances: nafazolin, which reduces swelling causing capillary contractions, and sulfatiazol, which is a bacteriostatic agent.
Appropriate dosage of the drug
In the case of adults and children and adolescents over 12 years of age: for 3-5 days you should administer 1-2 drops of the drug every 4-6 hours directly into each nasal tract.
Additional warnings and contraindications
Contraindications that prevent the use of Sulfarinol are:
- Drying rhinitis,
- hypersensitivity to any ingredient used in the manufacture of the preparation,
- glaucoma with closed seepage angle.
The preparation may only be used by persons over 12 years of age.
The preparation is used only for nasal use. In case of no symptoms or their severity, consult a physician immediately. Excessive use of the drug may lead to irreversible damage and inflammation of the nasal mucosa.
Special care should be taken in the case of cardiovascular diseases (e.g. arrhythmia or hypertension), diabetes, hyperthyroidism, cerebral artery sclerosis, bronchial asthma, adrenal lymphoma, treatment with MAO inhibitors or antidepressants and in the elderly. It is advisable to consult a doctor before starting treatment.
Treatment should be discontinued immediately if there is nasal bleeding, epithelial lesions, local pain and lack of improvement in health.
Pregnant women and breastfeeding women should refrain from using the preparation because of the lack of necessary data which would clearly indicate the safety of their use. This medicine may only be administered after consultation with a doctor and only if there is a strong need.
It is also necessary to be careful while driving vehicles, because the use of the preparation may cause undesired effects, which may result in disruption of the driver's psychophysical fitness.
Side effects include burning sensation, increased nasal secretion, sneezing and stinging nasal pain.
Very rarely can also occur: increase in pressure, headaches and dizziness, acceleration of heart rate and palpitations, weakness, nausea, sleepiness. In addition, if you are allergic to sulfonamides and children under 12 years of age, you may experience additional sensitisation symptoms, such as rash or swelling of the lips.
Sulfarinol should not be used with MAO inhibitors and tricyclic antidepressants.