What is Efcorlin (Hydrocortisone/Naphazoline) used for?
Efcorlin (Hydrocortisone/Naphazoline) nose drops are used to provide relief for the nasal symptoms of hay fever, or other allergies that cause sinus inflammation. It is proven to alleviate these symptoms by narrowing the blood vessels in the nose area, which in turn helps to relieve sinus inflammation and nasal congestion. These nose drops may also be used to treat other conditions.
How should I use Efcorlin (Hydrocortisone/Naphazoline)?
Efcorlin (Hydrocortisone/Naphazoline) nose drops hould be administered to the nose directly. Patients should sit down and tilt their head back, and insert the nozzle into the nostril. The prescribed amount of drops should then be delivered to the nostril. Repeat these steps for the other nostril if necessary. If symptoms do not improve after 3 days, you should consult your physician. Do not use these nose drops for longer than this, as doing so may cause a condition known as rebound congestion to occur.
What are the side effects of Efcorlin (Hydrocortisone/Naphazoline)?
Some side effects which have been reported by patients taking Efcorlin (Hydrocortisone/Naphazoline) include:
Consult your physician immediately if any of these side effects persist or worsen, or if you notice an unusual heart beat, dizziness, headache, upset stomach, mood changes, insomnia, tremors or increased perspiration.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Efcorlin (Hydrocortisone/Naphazoline). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, especially heart problems or high blood pressure, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.