Xylometazoline

 

General English name: Xylometazoline

Brand: Otrivine, Sudafed

Application: Nasal congestion

 

 

 

 

Pharmaceutical forms of xylometazoline

Drug Information for Xylometazoline Spray and Nasal Drops

Amount and method of xylometazoline nasal spray and drops

Contraindications to xylometazoline nasal spray and drops

Xylometazoline nasal spray and drops during pregnancy and lactation

Drug Interactions Xylometazoline spray and nasal drops

Special warnings and precautions when taking xylometazoline nasal spray and drops

Side effects of xylometazoline spray and nasal drops

Excessive use of xylometazoline spray and nasal drops (drug poisoning)

Storage conditions of xylometazoline spray and nasal drops

 

 

 

 

 

Pharmaceutical forms of xylometazoline

 Nasal drops, nasal spray

 

 Drug Information for Xylometazoline Spray and Nasal Drops

The lining of your nose is sensitive to climate change (such as changes in temperature and humidity) and this can lead to nasal congestion. You can use steam or a steam bath to relieve nasal congestion, but these are not enough to relieve nasal congestion. Anticonvulsants such as xylometazoline nasal sprays and drops may be used to relieve nasal congestion caused by colds, sinusitis, hay fever and allergies. be useful. Xylometazoline narrows the blood vessels in the nose. This reduces swelling and nasal congestion.

 

Amount and method of xylometazoline nasal spray and drops

Carefully read the package leaflet before starting treatment with xylometazoline nasal spray and drops. This brochure will help you to get comprehensive information about the drug and its possible side effects.

Consult your doctor if your condition worsens or does not change after 72 hours of taking this medicine.

This medicine is for short-term use and temporary relief, you should not use this medicine for a long time.

Xylometazoline nasal drops at a dose of 1% is suitable for adults and 0.05% is suitable for 6-year-old children.

Xylometazoline spray is suitable for adults and children over 12 years.

Pay attention to your doctor's prescription for the use of xylometazoline nasal drops and spray.

Wash your hands thoroughly before using the drops or spray.

 

Contraindications to xylometazoline nasal spray and drops

Pay attention to the expiration date of this medicine and do not take it if the medicine in your hand has expired.

Never give this medicine to another person, even if you have the same symptoms.

Check for drug interactions with xylometazoline nasal sprays and drops, and if you are using a drug that interacts with this medication, talk to your doctor about using your medications.

This medicine should not be prescribed to children under 6 years of age.

 

Xylometazoline nasal spray and drops during pregnancy and lactation

During pregnancy and lactation, you should not use the drug arbitrarily without consulting your doctor. Medications can have devastating effects on the fetus or on yourself.

 

Drug Interactions Xylometazoline spray and nasal drops

Drug interactions may alter drug performance and increase the risk of serious side effects. Make a list of all the medicines (including prescription / over-the-counter and herbal medicines) you use and share them with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not change the dose of your medicine without consulting your doctor or stop taking the medicine.

Before prescribing this medicine to your doctor, tell him or her if you are taking any of these medicines: MAO inhibitors (such as isocarboxazid, linezolid, methylene blue, moclobemide, phenelzine, procarbazine, rasagiline, selegiline, etc.), blood pressure medications High (eg, guanthidine), antidepressants (eg, amitriptyline).

Check the labels on all your medicines (such as allergies or cough and cold medicines) because some of them contain substances that make your blood pressure and heart rate worse. Ask your pharmacist how to use them so that you can use them safely.

 

Special warnings and precautions when taking xylometazoline nasal spray and drops

Some medications may not be prescribed under certain conditions, and some medications may be prescribed if additional treatment is needed; Therefore, it is best to let your doctor know the following before taking the medicine:

  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • If you have a history of any of the following conditions: diabetes, heart problems (such as heart attack, chest pain), high blood pressure, glaucoma, enlarged prostate
  • If you have a history of an allergic reaction to another medicine.
  • If you are taking certain medications. These medicines include all the medicines available, whether you are prescribed them or taking them without a doctor's prescription, such as herbal medicines and complementary medicines.

 

Side effects of xylometazoline spray and nasal drops

All medications can cause side effects. But many consumers also do not experience any side effects. Some of the side effects go away shortly after taking the medicine. In case of persistent side effects, the physician should be informed:

Temporary burning, itching, dry nose, runny nose and sneezing

Headache, sickness, dizziness, nausea: If you have such rare side effects, see a doctor right away.

Consult your doctor if you have any other symptoms that you feel are due to xylometazoline spray and nasal drops.

 

Excessive use of xylometazoline spray and nasal drops (drug poisoning)

Do not take more than the dose prescribed by your doctor.

If you feel that someone has drug poisoning and you have symptoms such as drowsiness, fatigue, slow heartbeat, dizziness, shortness of breath or fainting (fainting), call the emergency room right away.

 

Storage conditions of xylometazoline spray and nasal drops

Keep the medicine out of the reach of children.

Store the medicine in a cool, dry place away from heat and direct sunlight.

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