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How do Vicks nasal inhalers work?

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A Vicks nasal inhaler, which may be sold under the name VapoInhaler, has the active ingredient levmetamfetamine that helps to decongest swollen nasal passages due to a cold. Some other usesfor this medication are to relieve the symptoms of hay fever or other types of respiratory problems, reports the National Institutes of Health.

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When using the VapoInhaler,one should follow the recommendeddosing instructions. The product should not be used for longer than 7 days, explains the Physicians' Desk Reference. Some side effects associated with Vicks inhalers are a burning sensation and an increase in discharge from the nose. Over use of this product can also lead to worsening of the nasal congestion.

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