This information is intended for use by health professionals
Happinose 0.3% Ointment
Levomenthol 0.3% w/w
For excipients, see 6.1.
By topical administration to the nasal passages for the symptomatic relief of nasal congestion associated with the common cold, catarrh, head colds and hay fever. If desired, Happinose may also be rubbed onto the lips, nose, throat and chest and between the shoulders.
Adults and elderly
Blow the nose before application. Carefully apply half an inch of Happinose inside each nostril using the little finger and inhale.
If desired, Happinose can also be rubbed on the bridge of the nose, throat and chest and between the shoulders.
Re-apply four hourly as required. If symptoms persist after 10-14 days, consult your doctor.
Children over 10 years
As above, but one half the adult dose
Children 5-9 years
As above but one quarter the adult dose
Children under 5 years
Known sensitivity to the preparation or any of its ingredients.
Children under 5 years of age
For external use only. Keep away from the eyes and keep out of reach of children. Hands should be washed after use.
There have been no reports of abnormalities or adverse effects associated with the use of Happinose in pregnant women or nursing mothers.
Reporting of suspected adverse reactions
Reporting suspected adverse reactions after authorisation of the medicinal product is important. It allows continued monitoring of the benefit/risk balance of the medicinal product. Healthcare professionals are asked to report any suspected adverse reactions via the Yellow Card Scheme at: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard.
There is no specific antidote to Happinose. Symptomatic methods should be instituted.
When inhaled, menthol produces a sensation of cooling in the nasal passages thus providing symptomatic relief.
White soft paraffin
Light liquid paraffin
Do not store above 25°C. Keep the container tightly closed.
Membrane sealed internally lacquered aluminium tube with HDPE screw cap.
Pack size 14g.
Diomed Developments Ltd.
Herts SG4 7QR
20 December 1999/12 January 2009