Anefrin is a Walgreen’s store brand Nasal Spray. It is the Severe Congestion, No Drip, 12 hour formula. The box says to compare to the active ingredients in Afrin Severe congestion.
When I asked the pharmacist which nasal spray was the best she said they were all pretty much the same so I went with the one that was less expensive. I paid $6.99 for the ½ fluid oz bottle. This was may be only a dollar or two less than other “name brand” sprays but, I like saving money where I can.
Oxymetazoline hydrochloride 0.05%...nasal decongestant
Product packaging says that this will temporarily relieve the symptoms of nasal congestion due to colds and allergies. It works by shrinking swollen membranes so you can breathe more freely.
Well…it’s a nasal spray so…you spray it up your nose! LOL! Ok….directions say to use 2-3 sprays per nostril…every 10-12 hours. DO NOT use it more often.
Anefrin comes in a bottle with an “applicator” that distributes the medicine in a very fine mist. This is great because it makes getting/ putting it up your nose more comfortable.
YAY!!! It works! I am so happy with this stuff! It really does its job! I used it as directed; it works for the good 10-12 hours just like it says it will. The sinus pressure was gone; I had no weird side effects caused by it. No over drying. None of the stuff ran back out of my nose, none of it ran down the back of my throat. I am always happy when I find a product that saves me money but also DOES WHAT IT SAYS IT WILL DO!!!
One thing that I found “weird” feeling at first was when you first spray it, it kind of burns…but I would describe it more like a menthol feeling. I mean spraying stuff up your nose is odd to begin with! But over all it didn’t bother me much and was not an overwhelming sensation...just noticeably weird. Worth it to me! This product so works! I would recommend it if you need a nasal spray!