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Afrin No Drip 12 Hour Pump Mist, Severe Congestion 0.5 fl oz (15 ml)

 
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Afrin No Drip 12 Hour Pump Mist, Severe Congestion, .5 fl oz
 
4.2

(based on 23 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

81%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Relieves symptoms effectively (13)
  • Long-lasting (11)
  • Good value (8)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Quick solution (11)
    • Severe allergies (11)
    • Pollen (6)
    • Long-term use (5)
    • Dust (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Regular user (11), Healthy adult (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    I've used this form of Afrin for years.

    I have sleep apnea, and I use Afrin to keep my airway open while I sleep, in conjunction with CPAP therapy. Therefore, I take it before bedtime; its effects last all night...Read complete review

    I have sleep apnea, and I use Afrin to keep my airway open while I sleep, in conjunction with CPAP therapy. Therefore, I take it before bedtime; its effects last all night and then some.

    When I began using Afrin, I had trouble getting it to squirt out of the bottle. It congealed too easily. So I began diluting the Afrin 50-50 with distilled water.

    Dilution has had several benefits. It makes the substance easy to squirt into my nose, and reduces the amount I need to use.

    Furthermore, I think diluting the Afrin helps prevent the "Afrin rebound" effect: if you use it too much, it is said to stop working and even to make symptoms worse. So I dilute it, and use it only once per 24 hours. For me, it's effective for about 20 hours rather than 12.

    I give it three squirts into the left nostril, which is my
    "problem side," and two squirts into the right nostril: equivalent to one-and-a-half and one squirt of the undiluted product, respectively.

    Incidentally, I do NOT recommend that you dilute the Afrin. To do so you must use absolutely pristine water -- I use distilled -- and be very careful not to contaminate the bottle or the product within. But I have gotten away with this procedure for years; diluting the gunky, gelatinous Afrin makes a good-but-not-easily-usable product into an excellent product.

    And of course, by diluting it I reduce the per-use cost.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Be careful!!!

    The product works great. Within 2-5 minutes your sinuses will be clear and you will breathe freely.

    The problem is, it's extremely habit forming. I've been using it...Read complete review

    The product works great. Within 2-5 minutes your sinuses will be clear and you will breathe freely.

    The problem is, it's extremely habit forming. I've been using it for 7 or 8 years, so believe me when I say, DON'T USE IT FOR MORE THAN A FEW DAYS. I go through a whole bottle of the stuff in about a week.

    After prolonged use, without it your sinuses will swell up so tightly that you will swear your eyes will pop out of your head. Trust me when i say that it is a VERY UNPLEASANT feeling!

    I've quit smoking, something I never thought I could ever do, but that was NOTHING compared to quitting this stuff.

    So, like I said; the stuff works great, but be extremely careful about how long you use it!

    Reviewed by 23 customers

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    1.0

    doesn't spray well

    By MPA

    from Chicago, Il

    describe yourself Healthy Adult

    See all my reviews

    Pros

      Cons

      • Not Effective

      Best Uses

        Comments about Afrin No Drip 12 Hour Pump Mist, Severe Congestion, .5 fl oz:

        The sprayers are horrible! When you test it in open air, it works but as soon as you put it near your nostril, it doesn't. The very few times it did spray, it certainly didn't unclog my nose.
        Nothing beats Vicks Sinex!

         
        1.0

        doesn't spray well

        By MPA

        from Chicago, Il

        describe yourself Healthy Adult

        See all my reviews

        Pros

        • No Side Effects

        Cons

        • Sprays Poorly

        Best Uses

        • Emergencies

        Comments about Afrin No Drip 12 Hour Pump Mist, Severe Congestion, .5 fl oz:

        I ordered 3 bottles of this stuff and the sprayers are garbage.

         
        5.0

        Miracle in a Bottle for a Stuffy Nose

        By Kristyann

        from California

        describe yourself Healthy Adult

        See all my reviews

        Pros

        • Clears Breathing
        • Easy To Administer
        • Effective
        • No Side Effects
        • Relieves Symptoms Fast

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Congestion
          • Emergencies

          Comments about Afrin No Drip 12 Hour Pump Mist, Severe Congestion, .5 fl oz:

          This product is a GODSEND when you are suffering from severe sinus congestion from a bad cold or allergies. It works almost immediately and you get relief! It says to use every 12 hours, but it doesn't last that long, usually 6 or 8 hours before you need a new dose. I've used it every 6 to 8 hours with a severe cold and did not find that I was addicted to it and was easily able to stop using this when my congestion finally subsided for good.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Best on the market

          By Annie

          from Florida

          describe yourself Regular User

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Take
          • Good Value
          • Long-Lasting
          • Relieves Symptoms Effectively

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Dust
            • Hair
            • Pollen
            • Quick Solution
            • Severe Allergies

            Comments about Afrin No Drip 12 Hour Pump Mist, Severe Congestion, .5 fl oz:

            Excellent produce for severe congestion. Not for long-term use unless absolutely necessary. Doesn't last for 12 hours, as advertised, but does reliably provide relief for 6 to 8 hours. Far better than generic substitutes and worth extra price.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Works fast and is soothing!!!!

            By flstc2

            from Great Plains

            describe yourself Regular User

            Pros

            • Good Value
            • Long-Lasting
            • Relieves Symptoms Effectively
            • Very Soothing

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Dust
              • Hair
              • Long-Term Use
              • Pollen
              • Quick Solution
              • Severe Allergies

              Comments about Afrin No Drip 12 Hour Pump Mist, Severe Congestion, .5 fl oz:

              I use this 1 or 2 times a day.It gives me relief all day long. I have a lot of allergies and this is the best nasal mist I've found.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Great Product

              By City boy

              from Denver Co.

              describe yourself Regular User

              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Value
              • Relieves Symptoms Effectively

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Long-Term Use
                • Quick Solution

                Comments about Afrin No Drip 12 Hour Pump Mist, Severe Congestion, .5 fl oz:

                I use this product every night b/4 I go to bed so I can Breath freely all night.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Incredibly strong & effective

                By me

                from New York, NY

                describe yourself Regular User

                See all my reviews

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Fast
                • Good Value
                • Long-Lasting
                • Relieves Symptoms Effectively

                Cons

                • Has Side Effects

                Best Uses

                • Pollen
                • Quick Solution
                • Severe Allergies

                Comments about Afrin No Drip 12 Hour Pump Mist, Severe Congestion, .5 fl oz:

                It sure does relieve severe congestion, almost instantly. Alas, you're supposed to only take it for 3 days. I'm addicted to either this product, or the regular 12 hour pump mist.

                (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                preforms as promised

                By CJ

                from New Jersey

                describe yourself Regular User

                Pros

                • Long-Lasting
                • Relieves Symptoms Effectively

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Severe Allergies

                  Comments about Afrin No Drip 12 Hour Pump Mist, Severe Congestion, .5 fl oz:

                  it drips much less than other products, does the job

                  (8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  Be careful!!!

                  By jrolonjr

                  from Toledo, OH

                  describe yourself Regular User

                  Pros

                  • Long-Lasting
                  • Relieves Symptoms Effectively

                  Cons

                  • Has Side Effects
                  • Results Fade Over Time

                  Best Uses

                  • Quick Solution
                  • Severe Allergies

                  Comments about Afrin No Drip 12 Hour Pump Mist, Severe Congestion, .5 fl oz:

                  The product works great. Within 2-5 minutes your sinuses will be clear and you will breathe freely.

                  The problem is, it's extremely habit forming. I've been using it for 7 or 8 years, so believe me when I say, DON'T USE IT FOR MORE THAN A FEW DAYS. I go through a whole bottle of the stuff in about a week.

                  After prolonged use, without it your sinuses will swell up so tightly that you will swear your eyes will pop out of your head. Trust me when i say that it is a VERY UNPLEASANT feeling!

                  I've quit smoking, something I never thought I could ever do, but that was NOTHING compared to quitting this stuff.

                  So, like I said; the stuff works great, but be extremely careful about how long you use it!

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Afrin Menhal

                  By jsg

                  from saranac, mi

                  describe yourself Regular User

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good Value
                  • Relieves Symptoms Effectively

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Pollen
                    • Quick Solution
                    • Severe Allergies

                    Comments about Afrin No Drip 12 Hour Pump Mist, Severe Congestion, .5 fl oz:

                    At 2 squirts at a time seems to cause sleeplessness after 5 os 6 days.

                    At one squirt aday this does not seem to happen.

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