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The Patient Information Leaflet (PIL) is the leaflet included in the pack with a medicine. It is written for patients and gives information about taking or using a medicine. It is possible that the leaflet in your medicine pack may differ from this version because it may have been updated since your medicine was packaged.
Below is a text only representation of the Patient Information Leaflet. The original can be viewed in PDF format using the link above.
Happinose Nasal Decongestant Balm
PACKAGE LEAFLET: INFORMATION FOR THE USER
0.3% w/w levomenthol ointment
Please read all of this leaflet carefully before you start using this product.
This medicine is available without prescription. However, you still need to use it carefully to get the best results from it. Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you need more information or advice. You must contact a doctor or pharmacist if your symptoms do not improve after 10 to 14 days. If any of the side effects gets serious, or if you notice any side effect not listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.
In this leaflet:
1. What Happinose is and what it is used for
2. Before you use Happinose
3. How to use Happinose
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Happinose
6. Further information
1. WHAT HAPPINOSE IS AND WHAT IT IS USED FOR
2. BEFORE YOU USE HAPPINOSE
Do not use Happinose if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to levomenthol or any of the other ingredients of Happinose listed in Section 6.
Do not use it on children under the age of 5 years.
Take special care with this product:
Using other medicines
This product is not known to affect, or to be affected by, any other medicines.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
This product can be used during pregnancy and while breast-feeding. The ingredients have been in widespread use in this and similar preparations for many years, without reports of problems. However, safety trials have not been conducted.
Driving and using machinery
Using this product is not known to affect your ability to drive or use machinery.
3. HOW TO USE HAPPINOSE
Use it only in and around the nose, on the lips, throat, chest and between the shoulders.
Before you use this tube for the first time, open it as follows:
Unscrew the cap, turn it upside down and use the sharp point in the top of the cap to pierce the tube membrane.
For children, 10 years and over:
Follow the above instructions for adults, but using up to ½ cm of ointment in and around each nostril.
Children, between 5 to 9 years:
Follow the above instructions for adults, but using up to ¼ cm of ointment in and around each nostril.
If the ointment accidentally gets into the eyes, it may cause irritation.
If this happens, rinse the eyes with plenty of water. If rinsing one eye, take care to avoid washing product into the other eye. If irritation persists, tell your doctor or pharmacist.
If you forget to use Happinose
Do not worry if you occasionally forget to use this product, just carry on using it when you remember.
4. POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Like all medicines, Happinose can cause side effects although not everybody gets them.
In some rare cases, irritant or allergic skin reactions (involving itching, swelling and redness) may occur on extremely sensitive skin.
Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard. By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.
5. HOW TO STORE HAPPINOSE
6. FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT HAPPINOSE
What Happinose contains:
The active ingredient is levomenthol (0.3% w/w).
The other ingredients are cineole (eucalyptol), geranium oil, white soft paraffin, and light liquid paraffin.
What Happinose looks like and contents of the pack
The product is a translucent ointment.
The product is available in aluminium tubes containing 14 g and fitted with screw caps.
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This Patient Information Leaflet was last revised in January 2015.
To listen to or request a copy of this leaflet in Braille, large print or audio, please call free of charge: 0800 198 5000 (UK only).
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Happinose Ointment, 00173/0177.
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