Drops in the nose Touch: is it possible during pregnancy and usage instructions
How to apply nose drops Touch?
Each of us has repeatedly experienced discomfort because of difficulty breathing caused by a cold. Pathological changes in the mucosa of the nasal cavities affects sleep, reduces the work significantly affects their way of life. The pharmacological industry produces a sufficient variety of funds from rhinitis. Their actions are aimed at elimination of the pathogen and swelling of the mucosa of the nasal passages.
One of the widely used sympathomimetic drugs in otolaryngology practice, is Touch. This drug is a local effect for nasal application. Touch refers to vasoconstrictor drugs, has contraindications. Therefore, before applying, should consult a doctor.
The description of the drug
Part of the Touch consists of two active substances:
- Xylometazoline (alpha-agonists), has a pronounced vasoconstrictor ability, reduces swelling of the mucous membrane of the nasal passages, eliminates congestion. Helps to relieve redness of the skin near the nasal wings and reduce secretions.
- Eucalyptus oil softens the inner surface of the nasal passages. Helps to relieve spasm and nasal congestion. Also has antibacterial and antiviral properties.
To the auxiliary substances in the composition of the Touch are: propylene glycol, water, benzalkonium chloride.
Nasal drug available in two forms, spray (Touch Aqua) and drops in the form of a yellowish oily substance. Drops are in a glass vial, with a volume of 10 grams (one in a carton).
Also included is an inset dropper and instructions for use. Utility is stored in dark, inaccessible to children place at temperature not exceeding 25 degrees, 2 years from the date of manufacture. Pharmacies is available without a prescription.
Pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics
Touch, nasal remedy in drops, thanks to its active substance, effectively acts on the inflamed sheath of the sinuses, removes puffiness.
The drug prevents excessive filling of the gaps of nasal blood vessels.
Helps to regulate breathing by reducing the production of secret and vasoconstrictive actions.
The drug suppresses the inflammatory process, inhibits the growth of bacteria. Acts as antispasmodic.
Moisturizes the mucous membranes of the nasal passages, preventing it from drying out. Eucalyptus essential oil has analgesic effect.
Touch suppresses the manifestation of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the causative agent of Trichomonas, Staphylococcus and dysentery.
The effect of the drug occurs in the first minutes and lasts for ten hours. Given that drops one of the preparations of local application, absorption of their blood is not significant. They are not addictive. But have contraindications that restrict admission to people belonging to the risk group and pregnant women.
The use of the drug in pregnant women
Especially dangerous self-medication in the first trimester, when formed by the primary processes of the body in the embryo. At a later time so no hard limit, but, nevertheless, can Touch in pregnancy, given that it refers to vasoconstrictor drugs.
Medications may reduce not only the lumens of blood vessels located in the nose, and the capillaries of the placenta. This negative process, the direct road to hypoxia in the fetus.
The purpose of the Touch is determined by the need in its application and does not replace the more gentle means for the mother and unborn child. The therapy under medical supervision and compliance with individual dosing.
Important. Treatment of rhinitis in pregnant women should be under the supervision of a physician.
Indications for use
Medical drops in the nose Touch of cold, used for relieving symptoms of diseases that occur with severe edema of the mucous membrane of the nasal passages and the hypersecretion of:
- hay fever;
- otitis media (elimination of edema of the nasopharynx);
- hay fever;
- rhinitis and sinusitis of allergic origin.
Also the medication given to the patient prior to the diagnosis or medical procedures of the nasal cavity.
Dosing and overdose
Caution. The use of drops of Touch, children under seven years of age is prohibited.
Before use, need to clean nasal passages. Dosage pediatric age categories from 7 to 12 years old, one drop in each nasal passage. The time interval between treatments of 6 to 8 hours (2-3 times per day). The course of treatment depends on the clinical picture, the average duration to seven days.
Patients 12 years of age and above is assigned to two drops in each nasal cavity.
The frequency of treatments over 8-12 hours. The duration of the course is determined by a physician and does not exceed ten days.
After treatment, if necessary, re-admission, the drug is assigned to the Touch after seven days.
Long-term use of the drug and not following the recommended doses (overdose) can cause:
- to the vision problems in the form of visual dysfunction, a high index of intraocular pressure;
- frequent migraines;
- the drying and atrophy of the mucous membrane of the nasopharynx;
If necessary eliminate the consequences of an overdose, prescribe medications, alpha-blockers, often used of them is Phentolamine.
Contraindication and side effects
Use drops of cold of Touch is not shown to people who have:
- allergic reaction to components of the drug;
- hormonal activity of the thyroid gland (hyperthyroidism);
- unstable intraocular pressure;
- hypertension or tachycardia;
- atrophied mucosal tissues in the nasal cavity;
Attention! The use of Touch to children up to seven years is strictly contraindicated.
The vehicle belongs to the group of drugs local action, so side effects are not many, and they occur not often. These include:
- allergic reactions (frequent sneezing);
- hypertechnicality and thinning of the inner surface of the shell nose;
- disorder of cardiovascular system, raising blood pressure;
- atrophy of the mucous membrane, dryness in the nasal cavity;
Haphazard, long-term use of the drug may lead to the weakening of the therapeutic effect and a temporary deterioration or loss of olfactory receptors.
As with any drug, nasal remedy in the form of drops Touch, you need to take, after consultation with the doctor. Carefully use drops people with diabetes, with pathological changes in the kidneys and adrenal glands. If disturbed carbohydrate metabolism.
Touch is able to change the reaction of psychomotor character, so be careful in using the drug when driving, if the employment is connected with the mechanisms that require attention.