Info on Vicks Nasal Spray Sinex 12 Hour Decongestant

This is all about Vicks nasal spray indicated as Sinex 12-hour decongestant helps you relieve the nasal obstruction or stoppage that often comes with fever, a cold or an upper respiratory allergy. It works by easing sinus pressure and shrinking swollen nasal membranes, so you can breathe better. .

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Relieving nasal congestion that is due to upper respiratory allergy, fever or a cold.
Vicks nose spray also eases sinus congestion and pressure.

Do read the information on the productlabel of this spray, and follow the directions.
The spray is mainly meant for adults and children of six years and older.

It is better not to share the spray dispenser with anyone else, in order to spread infection. Rinse the tip of the dispenser with hot water or wipe it clean after using it.

If you suffer from hypertension (high blood pressure), having thyroid disease, heart disease, diabetes or trouble urinating because of an enlarged prostate gland, consult your doctor first.


The active ingredient is Oxymetazoline HCI 0.05%, which is a nasal decongestant and works by narrowing the blood vessels in the nasal passages.

Other ingredients to make the spray are: citric acid anhydrous, chlorhexidine gluconate, benzalkonium chloride, edetate disodium, tyloxapol, sodium citrate and hydroxide, purified water and fragrance.

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If you want to read more about the active ingredient then go here for Oxymetazoline HCI at the U.S. National Library of Medicine

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