(Having someone else give you the nose drops may make this procedure easier.)
|1Blow your nose gently.
|2 Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water.
|3 Check the dropper tip to make sure that it is not chipped or cracked.|
|4 Avoid touching the dropper tip against your clean nose.|
|5 Tilt your head as far back as possible, or lie down on your back on a flat surface (such as a bed) and hang your head over the edge.
|6 Place the correct number of drops into your nose.
|7 Bend your head forward toward your knees and gently move it left and right.
|8 Remain in this position for a few minutes.|
|9 Clean the dropper tip with warm water. Cap the bottle right away.|
|10 Wash your hands to remove any medication.
- Follow directions carefully
- Do not miss doses
- Use nose drops only as long as directed
- Store medications out of reach of children
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