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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
 
4.4

(based on 22 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

87%

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)

    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 22 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

    • 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.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Afrin NoDrip Severe Congestion Nasal Spr

                By Lolo

                from Rushville, NY

                describe yourself Regular User

                See all my reviews

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Value
                • Long-Lasting
                • Relieves Symptoms Effectively

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Severe Allergies

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

                  Only use at bedtime, if needed

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