Tur-Bi-Cal (Nasal)

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Can't find Tur-Bi-Cal in Pharmacies

  I was told by a local pharmacy that Tur-Bi-Cal had been discontinued.  If true, what would be comparable that I could purchase.   Thank you,  Jerry Reece
by Jerry Reece in Azle, TX, 08/22/2007

Tur-Bi-Cal (Nasal) Drug and Prescription Information

Tur-Bi-Cal (Nasal)

Tur-Bi-Cal (Nasal) Medication Classification

PHENYLEPHRINE (Into the nose)

Tur-Bi-Cal (Nasal) Brandname

Neo-Synephrine, Nostril, Rhinall, Vicks Sinex, Tur-Bi-Cal

Tur-Bi-Cal (Nasal) is used for the Treatment

Phenylephrine (fen-il-EF-rin) Treats stuffy nose due to colds, hay fever, allergies, sinus and lung infections.

When To Not Use Tur-Bi-Cal (Nasal)

You should not use this medicine if you have ever had an allergic reaction to phenylephrine or other nasal decongestants. Avoid using phenylephrine if you are taking MAO inhibitors such as Marplan®, Nardil®, or Parnate®, or if you take medicine for glaucoma or depression.

How Should You Use Tur-Bi-Cal (Nasal)

Spray, Gel/Jelly, Drop

  • Your doctor will tell you how much medicine to take and how often.
  • You should not use more often or in larger amounts than your doctor has ordered.
  • Blow your nose gently before using the drops. Tilt your head back while standing or sitting and squeeze drops into each nostril. Keep your head tilted back for a few minutes afterward. Rinse the dropper with hot water and dry with a clean tissue.
  • Blow your nose gently before using the spray. With your head upright, spray the medicine once into each nostril, sniffing while squeezing the bottle quickly and firmly. Wait 3 to 5 minutes to allow the drug to work, then blow your nose gently again. Repeat until you have used the number of sprays your doctor ordered.
  • Rinse the tip of the nasal spray with hot water and dry with a clean tissue. Keep the bottle clean and tightly closed when you are not using it.
  • Blow your nose gently before using the jelly. Wash your hands with soap and water. Place jelly in each nostril with your finger. Sniff deeply.
  • Wipe the tip of the tube with a clean tissue and put on the cap. Keep the tube clean and tightly closed when you are not using it.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • Use your medicine as soon as you remember that you have missed your dose.
  • If it is nearly time for your next dose, wait until then to use the medicine and skip the missed dose.
  • You should not use two doses at the same time.

Proper Tur-Bi-Cal (Nasal) Storage

Store Tur-Bi-Cal (Nasal) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep Tur-Bi-Cal (Nasal) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using Tur-Bi-Cal (Nasal)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are using other medicines that you inhale through the nose or mouth.

Tur-Bi-Cal (Nasal) Warnings

  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, talk to your doctor before taking this medicine.
  • You should not use this medicine for more than 3 to 5 days unless your doctor tells you to.
  • Use phenylephrine only on your doctor's orders if you are over 60 years of age, or if you are being treated for high blood pressure, heart disease, blood vessel disease, asthma, diabetes, overactive thyroid, or trouble urinating.

Tur-Bi-Cal (Nasal) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Fast, pounding, or irregular heartbeat
  • Chest pain
  • Trouble breathing
  • Tingling in the hands or feet
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Headache
  • Restlessness
  • Sneezing, burning or stinging inside the nose

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Tur-Bi-Cal (Nasal)

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Vaddemani, Vaddemani - 01/13/2014

well, they sure sell a lot of it if it didn't it's' a prescription drug it has to be tesetd and approved by the FDA before they cal sell it of course it works silly