Afrin Nasal

Afrin Nasal spray treats nasal congestion. It should not be used for more than 3 days in a row as this may cause your congestion to become worse.

Afrin Nasal Overview


Afrin Nasal spray is an over the counter medication used to treat nasal congestion. Afrin Nasal spray belongs to a group of drugs called nasal decongestants. These work by relieving the nasal congestion associated with allergies, the common cold, or sinusitis.

This medication comes in a nasal spray form and is used twice a day for no more than 3 days. 

Common side effects of Afrin Nasal spray include dryness of the nasal passages, irritation of the nostrils, and sneezing. 

How was your experience with Afrin Nasal?

First, a little about yourself

Tell us about yourself in a few words?

What tips would you provide a friend before taking Afrin Nasal?

What are you taking Afrin Nasal for?

Choose one
  • Other
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Rhinitis

How long have you been taking it?

Choose one
  • Less than a week
  • A couple weeks
  • A month or so
  • A few months
  • A year or so
  • Two years or more

How well did Afrin Nasal work for you?

Did you experience many side effects while taking this drug?

How likely would you be to recommend Afrin Nasal to a friend?


For more information on this medication choose from the list of selections below.

Afrin Nasal Drug Class

Afrin Nasal is part of the drug class:


All RxWiki content including health news, medication pages, and condition pages published prior to February 2023, was written and maintained by on-staff pharmacists. Please be advised that this content is no longer actively maintained and may now contain outdated information. If you have any questions regarding previously published content, please contact