Generic Name : Oxymetazoline Pronunciation : ox ee me TAZ oh leen Therapeutic Classification : Decongestants ICD Code : Y55.5
India- Naselin Nasal Drops, Nasivion Mini-Drops, Nasivion Nasal Drops, Nasivion P-Soln, Nazoden Nasal Drops, Otrivin-O Soln, Rhinojet Nasal Spray, Sinarest Nasal Dps Nasal Drops, Sinarest-Pd P-Nasal Drops, Sudin Nasal Dps Drops, Sudin Nasal Dps P-Drops, Xynose Liqd, Ymetlo Nasal Drops, Zoamet Nasal Drops, Zoamet eye Drops.
International- Afrin, Afrin Nasal Sinus, Allerest 12 Hour Nasal Spray, Duramist Plus, Duration, Four-Way Nasal Spray, Genasal, Neo-Synephrine 12 Hour, Nostrilla, NRS Nasal, NTZ Long Acting Nasal, Oxyfrin, Oxymeta-12, Sinarest Nasal, Sinex Long-Acting, Twice-A-Day, 12 Hour Nasal, Zicam Extreme Congestion Relief, Zicam Sinus Relief, 12 Hour Nasal Decongestant, Neo-Synephrine 12 Hour Extra Moisturizing, Afrin No Drip Severe Congestion, Mucinex Moisture Smart, Mucinex Full Force, Afrin Pump Mist, Afrin Extra Moisturizing, Afrin Severe Congestion, Afrin Severe Congestion NoDrip, Afrin NoDrip Extra Moisturizing, Afrin All Night NoDrip, Afrin No Drip Sinus, Sudafed OM Sinus Congestion, Sudafed OM Sinus Cold, Nasal Mist, Dristan 12-Hour, OcuClear and Visine LR. Why it is prescribed (Indications) :
This medication is a decongestant, used to relieve nasal and sinus congestion due to colds, allergies, and hay fever. Ophthalmic- Relieving redness in the eye. When it is not to be taken (Contraindications):
Contraindicated in patients with increased eye pressure, raised thyroid hormone level, heart disease (including angina), increase in blood pressure, advanced arteriosclerosis conditions, children <6 year, allergy to the drug.
Dosage & When it is to be taken :
Adult: Nasal congestion- As 0.05% solution: Spray 1-3 doses into each nostril twice daily. How it should be taken :
It comes as a solution (liquid) to spray into the nose. Warnings and Precautions :
*Caution should be exercised in patients with history of high blood pressure, increase in eye pressure, diabetes, difficulty urinating due to an enlarged prostate gland, or thyroid or heart disease, or pregnancy.
*Do not use this nasal spray for longer than 3 to 5 days. Side Effects :
Local- Stinging or burning, sneezing, increased congestion after stopping use, damage to inner lining of the nose, loss of ability to smell, throat irritation.
Heart- Increase in heart rate.
Central Nervous System- Dizziness, headache, drowsiness.
*Avoid excess dosage. Storage Conditions :
Keep this medication in an airtight container and out of reach of children. Store it at room temperature and away from excess heat, light, and moisture.
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