Article Text

Download PDFPDF
Naphazoline nasal vasoconstrictor drops


We recently drew attention to the dangers of nasal vasoconstrictor solutions in general and naphazoline in particular.1 The manufacturers of Fenox (Boots) and Nez (Rybar) have now announced that they will no longer use naphazoline in these preparations. Among preparations still containing this substance are Privine and Antistin-Privine (Ciba), and Nomaze (Benger). It is to be hoped that all manufacturers will stop using it in products available without prescription.

Statistics from

Request Permissions

If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.