Always consult a medical doctor or patient care specialist before using xylometazoline nasal spray.
If your condition does not improve or becomes worse, then call your doctor. Never use this medicine for a longer period of time than you have been instructed by your doctor or in smaller/larger doses. In particular, talk to your doctor in case of allergic reactions.
Driving or operating machinery is okay as it does not cause ailment.
Indications and Usage
To use xylometazoline nasal spray: blow your nose gently, keep your head in a upright position and insert the tip of the bottle into one nostril per time (press your other nostril closed with your finger). Breathe in quickly and spray the medicine into your nose. Then do the same for other nostril.
Try not to blow your nose for few minutes after using xylometazoline nasal spray.
Do not use the nasal spray more than 3 times per day, every 8 to 10 hours, and in order to avoid the spread of infections, do not share the nasal spray bottle with others.
Do not take xylometazoline nasal spray if:
- You have allergy to xylometazoline or any nasal decongestant drugs;
- You will be having certain types of surgery, such as surgery to remove your pituitary gland;
- You have eye problems such as narrow-angle glaucoma or cataracts;
- You have certain nose problem called rhinitis sicca, or atrophic rhinitis.
Consult with your doctor if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding. Xylometazoline nasal spray should be used only if benefits overweight risks.
Administration and Dosage
Refer to your doctor or pharmacist for guidelines on dosage. The recommended dose to treat allergic reactions of the nose is 1-2 spray in each nostril thrice daily. It is usually used every 8-10 hours as needed, but not more often than twice in a 24-hour period.
Consult with your doctor about medications you are taking or existing medical conditions you have before your treatment with xylometazoline nasal spray.
Symptoms of overdose include drowsiness or sleepiness. These symptoms have to be reported to the medical health professional.
No adverse reactions have been reported.