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Xylometazoline - Indications, Dosage, Side Effects and Precautions

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Information about Xylometazoline

Generic Name : Xylometazoline
Pronunciation : zye- loe- me- TAH- zoe- leen
Latest prescription information about Xylometazoline. 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.
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Trade Names/Brand Names of Xylometazoline

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International : 

Afrin, Anefrin, Dristan, Mucinex, Nostrilla, Vicks Sinex, Zicam, Otrivin, Triaminic Decongestant
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Why is Xylometazoline 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 eyes. It works by constricting the blood vessels in the nose.

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When should Xylometazoline not be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with angle closure glaucoma, surgeries in which the dura mater is exposed.

What is the dosage of Xylometazoline?

Adult: Nasal congestion- As 0.1% solution: Instill into each nostril- 2-3 times/day. Max duration: 5 days.

How should Xylometazoline be taken?

It comes as nasal drops to instill into the nose as directed by your physician.

What are the warnings and precautions for Xylometazoline?

• Caution needed for young children, during pregnancy and lactation, patients with history of high blood pressure, cardiovascular abnormalities, diabetes mellitus, hyperthyroidism, and difficulty in urination secondary to prostate enlargement.

To prevent the spread of infection; do not share this medication with others.

Do not use this nasal preparation for longer than 3 to 5 days. Rebound congestion may occur after prolonged regular use.

What are the side effects of Xylometazoline?

  Eye and ENT: Burning, sneezing, discomfort of nasal cavity, throat pain, tightness of throat, damage to the inner lining of the nose and difficulty in smelling.
  Gastrointestinal: Dry mouth, nausea, abdominal pain and vomiting.
  Central Nervous System: Drowsiness, headache and tiredness.

What are the other precautions for Xylometazoline?

Avoid prolonged usage.

What are the storage conditions for Xylometazoline?

Nasal: Store below 30C. Store it in an airtight container.




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