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Brand name: Dimetapp 12 Hour TM

Active ingredients: oxymetazoline

What it is used for

Dimetapp 12 Hour Nasal Spray is long acting for up to 12 hours, relieving nasal congestion due to colds, sinusitis, hayfever and other respiratory allergies.

How to take it

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

  • The way to take this medicine: Nasal
  • Store below 30 degrees Celsius
  • Lifetime is 30 Months.

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Visual appearance

Clear odourless liquid

Do I need a prescription?

This medicine is available from a pharmacy without prescription.It is Schedule 2 : Pharmacy Medicine.

Disclaimer

The information about this medicine comes from trusted sources.

  • Therapeutic Good's Administration (TGA)
  • Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS)
  • GuildLink
  • DrugBank

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