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General Information on Oxymetazoline

Generic Name : Oxymetazoline

Pronunciation : ox ee me TAZ oh leen

Latest prescription information about Oxymetazoline. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, warnings and its storage instructions . Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y55.5 | Therapeutic Classification : Decongestants

Trade Names/Brand Names of Oxymetazoline

India : 

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 Read more..

Why is Oxymetazoline 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 should Oxymetazoline 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.

What is the dosage of Oxymetazoline?

Adult: Nasal congestion- As 0.05% solution: Spray 1-3 doses into each nostril twice daily.

How should Oxymetazoline be taken?

It comes as a solution (liquid) to spray into the nose.

What are the warnings and precautions for Oxymetazoline?

• 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.

What are the side effects of Oxymetazoline?

  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.
  Skin: Rash

What are the other precautions for Oxymetazoline?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Oxymetazoline?

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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mathivanan, India

I am taking this for more than a month, doctor also asked me to use... Worrying

sarav20, United Kingdom

Hi, I used Nasivion for 3 days.. 2 times per day. But now i feel Increase in heart rate so I stopped using it.
Please suggest me on how to normalize my heart rate.

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