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Lypressin (Systemic)

Brand Names : Diapid

Lypressin | Before Using | Proper Use | Side Effects

Proper Use of This Medicine

Use this medicine only as directed . Do not use more of it and do not use it more often than your doctor ordered. To do so may increase the chance of unwanted effects.

To use:

  • Blow nose gently. Hold the bottle in an upright position. With head upright, spray the medicine into each nostril by squeezing the bottle quickly and firmly. Do not lie down when spraying this medicine.

Rinse the tip of the bottle with hot water, taking care not to suck water into the bottle, and dry with a clean tissue. Replace the cap right after use.

Dosing - The dose of lypressin will be different for different patients. Follow your doctor's orders or the directions on the label . The following information includes only the average doses of lypressin. If your dose is different, do not change it unless your doctor tells you to do so.

  • For nasal dosage forms:
    • Adults: One or two sprays in each nostril four times a day.
    • Children six weeks of age and older: One or two sprays in each nostril four times a day.
    • Children less than six weeks of age: Use is generally not recommended.

Missed dose - If you miss a dose of this medicine, use it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double doses.

Storage - To store this medicine:

  • Keep out of the reach of children.
  • Store away from heat and direct light.
  • Do not store in the bathroom, near the kitchen sink, or in other damp places. Heat or moisture may cause the medicine to break down.
  • Keep the medicine from freezing.
  • Do not keep outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed. Be sure that any discarded medicine is out of the reach of children.

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