Otrivin should be under doctors prescription, according to medical professionals
How many otrivin deaths have to occur, before this medicine is banned or only available on doctor’s prescription?
In this article the brand name otrivin is written with in lowercase, because this product does not deserve a name.
The word otrivin is used. Though, he actual substance is xylometazoline, sold under different names.Babylonian trick of pharmacyPharmacy producers make things extra complicated by marketing the same product under a variety of names, a factor which increases the risks of medicines in general, and make it more hard to keep the public aware of pharmaceutical dangers.
According to the Wikipage on January 2019, Xylometazoline is available under the following names:Xylometazoline is sold under a number of brand names worldwide, including: Antazol (Square, in Bangladesh), Xylomet (Opsonin, Bangladesh) Cirovin, Klarigen (in Denmark), Nasolin, Neo-Rinoleina, Novorin, Olynth, Otrinoz, Otriven, Otrivin (Canada, Sweden, New Zealand, Norway, Netherlands, Greece, Russia, South Africa, Vietnam), Otrivine (United Kingdom, Turkey), Nasomist-X, Otrivin (India), Otrix, Rhinoset, Zenfresh, Naphthyzinium, Xymelyn (in Latvia), Sinutab Nasal Spray, Snup akut, Sudafed, Xylo-COMOD, Xylolin (in UAE), Xylovit, Olynth (in Serbia), Xynosine (in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan), Xymelin, Zymelin, Xylostar, Xylorin (in Poland), Nasobol, Xylo Mepha and others (Switzerland), Otrivin or Decozal (in Jordan), Nasic (Romania), Narhimed (Italy).
No products containing xylometazoline are currently marketed or available in the United States. Though, there are products like oxymetazoline, which is in fact the same substance with a slight molecular variation.
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