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Definition of ''Man-Down'': informal, humoristic term; a minor ailment as experienced by a man who is regarded as exaggerating the severity of the symptoms.

 

 

While we understand that ''Man-Down'' is not a medical condition, we do feel that men tend to experience a cold differently from women. The best part about iliadin® is that it helps both men and women to reduce the duration of a blocked nose by up to two days1*.

 

*iliadin® Metered Nose Spray (0,05 %Oxymetazoline) is indicated for adults and children aged six years and older.

 

We apologise that you feel that way. Our intention is aimed at being light-hearted and humorous. We do not mean to offend you in any manner.

 

We apologise that you feel that way. Our intention is aimed at being light-hearted and humorous. We do not mean to offend men/women in any manner.

 

Our intention is aimed at being light-hearted and humorous. Everyone complains a little when they have a cold, but we can help by reducing the duration of a blocked nose by up to two days1*.

 

*iliadin® Metered Nose Spray (0,05 % Oxymetazoline) is indicated for adults and children aged six years and older.

 

When it comes to being sick, it can be equally serious for both men and women. Our intention is aimed at being light-hearted and humorous, and we do not mean to offend anyone in any manner.

 

iliadin® should not be used for a period longer than five consecutive days. Prolonged use may cause rebound congestion and drug-induced rhinitis.6

 

iliadin® should not be diluted with a saline solution. This is because the optimum concentration, sterility and stability thereafter cannot be guaranteed.

 

The recommended dosage of iliadin® Kids is 2 to 3 sprays/drops per nostril 2 to 3 times a day6 for children up to the age of 6 years of age. iliadin® Baby Nose Drops may be used for an infants from 1 to 12 months.

 

Please consult your healthcare professional for more information.

 

If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, please consult your doctor or pharmacist before using iliadin®.

 

iliadin® is available without a prescription at all leading pharmacies in South Africa, Botswana and Namibia.

 

There are several iliadin® variants available. The retail price may vary from pharmacy to pharmacy.

 

Please speak to the pharmacist at your nearest or neighbourhood pharmacy.

 

iliadin® Metered Nose Spray is for adults and children age 6 and above, while iliadin® Kids Nose Spray/Drops is for children age 1 to 6 years of age.

 

iliadin® should not be used for a period longer than five consecutive days. Prolonged use may cause rebound congestion and drug-induced rhinitis.6

 

A treatment-free period should precede any repeated use. Long-term usage and overdosage must be avoided, especially in children.3

 

Abuse of nasal decongestants may cause:

 

- Reactive hyperaemia (an increase in blood flow to the nasal mucosa)3

- Rhinitis medicamentosa (chronic swelling of the nasal mucosa)3

 

Rhinitis medicamentosa (RM) is a drug-induced, non-allergic form of rhinitis that is associated with prolonged use of topical vasoconstrictors, i.e. nasal decongestants. Nasal stuffiness is caused by rebound swelling of the mucosa when the decongestive effect of the drug has disappeared. To alleviate this symptom, patients gradually start using larger doses of the vasoconstrictor more frequently. In many cases, the patient is unaware of the condition, thus entering a vicious circle of self-treatment. Management of RM requires withdrawal of topical decongestants to allow the damaged nasal mucosa to recover, followed by treatment of the underlying nasal disease.7

 

References:

1In a prospective, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial, iliadin® Metered Nose Spray (0,05 % m/v) demonstrated a statistically significant reducing of the duration of acute rhinitis by 2 days as compared to physiological saline solution and a mean onset of action after 25 seconds. Reinecke S, Tschaikin M. MMW - Fortschr Med. 2005;147(3):113-118.

3Wegener and Grebe. JOURNAL PHARMAKOL. U THER.2012.21;3: 75-80.

6iliadin® package leaflet. 

7Graf, P (2005). “Rhinitis medicamentosa: a review of causes and treatment.” Treatments in respiratory medicine 4(1):21–9.