Application: nasal congestion – cold – sinusitis – hay fever


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Pharmaceutical forms of oxymetazoline

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


Contraindications Oxymetazoline spray and nasal drops


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:


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:

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)


Storage conditions and oxymetazoline nasal drops