Posted by Dave W (188.8.131.52) on December 24, 2000 at 16:52:25:
In Reply to: Imetrex Nasal tips? posted by Scott on December 23, 2000 at 22:16:55:
Hey there, Scott,
I have very good results with the nasal spray -- under 10 minutes, has never let me down. I discussed its use with my doctor and also the local Glaxo rep (a twice-removed in-law). Here's what I learned:
The main goal is to coat the inner lining of a nostril (the mucous membranes). If you sniff too hard, you'll wind up swallowing the medicine and waiting an hour or two for it to act. Sniff gently, so as just to keep it from running back out, and keep doing so for at least a minute (I do it for two). If you've done it just right, you should start to get that nasty taste in your mouth in less than 15 minutes, and the attack should be aborted shortly. When I get the taste, the pain leaves in less than a minute.
Nasal congestion, scarred nostrils, excessive nasal hair, and other things (lost coins?) that prevent the medicine from residing on the membranes will slow it down.
I've never had occasion to use two for a single attack, so I can't help you there...
Best of luck with it, and happy holidays!!
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