Application: nasal congestion – cold – sinusitis – hay fever
Pharmaceutical forms of oxymetazoline
- Cream, nasal drops, nasal spray
Pharmacological information Oxymetazoline 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 spray and nasal drops of oxymetazoline may be used to relieve nasal congestion caused by colds, sinusitis, hay fever and Allergies are helpful. Oxymetazoline narrows the blood vessels in the nose. This reduces swelling and nasal congestion.
If you are interested in learning more about other forms of oxymetazoline, such as oxymetazoline cream, you can refer to the relevant page.
Amount and method of using oxymetazoline nasal spray and drops
- Carefully read the package leaflet before starting treatment with oxymetazoline nasal sprays 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 (more than 3 days).
- Pay attention to your doctor’s prescription for the amount of oxymetazoline drops and nasal spray.
- Wash your hands thoroughly before using the drops or spray.
Contraindications Oxymetazoline spray and nasal 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 oxymetazoline nasal sprays and drops, and if you are using a drug that interacts with this medication, talk to your doctor about using your medications.
Use of oxymetazoline nasal sprays and drops during pregnancy and lactation
During pregnancy and lactation, you should not use the drug arbitrarily and without consulting your doctor. Medications can have devastating effects on the fetus or on yourself.
Drug Interactions Sprays and nasal drops oxymetazoline
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 oxymetazoline 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, hyperthyroidism, difficulty urinating (due to an enlarged prostate)
- If you have a history of an allergic reaction to another medicine.
Side effects of oxymetazoline 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 after a short time of taking the medicine. In case of persistent side effects, the physician should be informed:
- Temporary burning, itching, dry nose, runny nose and sneezing
- Headache, palpitations, dizziness, nausea, mental and mood changes, insomnia, chills, excessive sweating, unusual weakness: 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 the use of oxymetazoline nasal sprays and drops.
Excessive use of oxymetazoline spray and nasal drops (drug poisoning)
- Do not take more than the dose prescribed by your doctor.
- If you feel that a person has drug poisoning and you have symptoms such as drowsiness, slow heartbeat, dizziness, shortness of breath or fainting (fainting), call the emergency room immediately.
Storage conditions and oxymetazoline 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.