Vibrocil is used for various types of colds. It is designed to be applied in the nostrils, where it exerts a vasoconstricting effect thereby decongesting the mucosae of the nose and the throat. This effect allows patients with colds to breathe more easily through the nose. The action of Vibrocil is felt within a few minutes and lasts for several hours. Vibrocil contains ingredients which help prevent the nasal mucosa drying out.
How should Vibrocil be used?
Unless otherwise prescribed by the doctor, you must keep to the following dosage recommendations: Infants and children under 2 years old, only under medical prescription, and children under 6 years old under adult.
supervision: 0.05% nasal drops and metered-dose spray: 1-2 drops of solution or 1 spray puff 1-2 times a day in each nostril are usually sufficient. Do not exceed 3 applications per day.
Adults and children over 6 years: 0.1% nasal drops, nebulizer and metered-dose spray: 2-3 drops of solution or 1 spray puff from 0.1% nebuliser or metered-dose spray in each nostril; generally 4 applications per day are sufficient.
Gel: Apply a small amount of gel as deeply as possible into each nostril 3-4 times per day. The last application will usually take place shortly before bedtime. In children under 6 years, only the 0.05% nasal drop solution or metered-dose spray should be used.
Method For Using The Metered-Dose Spray
Metered-dose spray (without gas propellant): Remove protective cap. Before using for the first time, pump several times until an even mist appears. Place the nozzle of the device in the nostril and exert pressure firmly, once only, on the collar of the metered-dose spray .
For subsequent applications, the metered-dose spray is instantly ready for use without prior pumping. Nebuliser: Place the nozzle of the device in the nostril and exert pressure firmly, once only, on the sides of the nebuliser, remove the nozzle before releasing the pressure. Inhaling slightly through the nose when pressure is applied ensures optimal dispersion of the nebuliser mist.
Replace the protective cap after use. Please keep to the doses which appear in the package leaflet or prescribed by your doctor. If you feel that the medicinal product is not effective enough or on the contrary, it is too effective, please consult your doctor, pharmacist or chemist.
When Must Vibrocil Not Be Used?
If you have had surgery involving the head, it is up to your doctor to decide whether you can use Vibrocil. This limitation also applies to all other vasoconstrictive products used in the nose. Vibrocil must not be used in the case of dry nasal mucosa (rhinitis sicca) or in the case of acute (closed-angle) glaucoma. Patients who are allergic to any of the ingredients in Vibrocil must not use this medicinal product.
What Precautions Must Be Taken When Using Vibrocil?
As with other medicinal products for colds, Vibrocil can lead to sleep and vision problems or episodes of dizziness which are evidence of oversensitivity to the product. Please consult your doctor if:
- these effects are very disruptive,
- your cold persists or gets worse or other problems appear.
Vibrocil must be used with care in the case of hypertension, cardio-vascular disease, thyroid hyperactivity or diabetes (Diabetes mellitus).
Vibrocil must not be used for more than a week without medical advice because over a longer period of use, rebound congestion of the nasal mucosa (rhinitis medicamentosa) may appear. This would be very similar to the symptoms of a cold. Do not use the 0.1% drops, nebuliser, metered-dose spray or gel in children under 6 years old.
The Vibrocil 0.05% nasal drops and metered-dose spray must not be used without a medical prescription in children under 2 years old and must be administered under adult supervision in children under 6 years old.
Please inform your doctor, pharmacist or chemist if:
- you suffer from another medical condition,
- you are allergic,
- you are already taking or using other medicinal products either internally or externally (even as self-medication!).
Can Vibrocil Be Used During Pregnancy Or When Breastfeeding?
If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, please consult your doctor before using Vibrocil.
What Side-Effects Can Vibrocil Cause?
Using Vibrocil can cause the following side-effects: occasionally, a burning sensation in the nose and throat, local irritation, nausea, headaches and dryness of the nasal mucosa. In very rare cases insomnia or allergic reactions with respiratory problems may also appear.
If you notice side-effects that are not mentioned in this leaflet, please tell your docter, pharmacist or chemist.
What Else Should You Bear In Mind?
The medicinal product must not be used beyond the date which appears after the letters -EXP> on the container. Vibrocil gel: for hygiene reasons, use Vibrocil gel within 1 month after first opening of the packaging.
Don’t store above 30°C. Medicinal products should be kept out of the reach of children.
For more in-depth information, consult your doctor, pharmacist (especially with regard to the 0.05% nasal drops and metereddose spray for children under 6 years old) or chemist, who have access to detailed information for healthcare professionals.