Always consult a medical doctor or patient care specialist before using oxymetazoline HCL nasal spray.
Indications and Usage
Oxymetazoline HCL nasal spray is used to relieve nasal discomfort caused by colds, allergies, and hay fever. It is also used to relieve sinus congestion and pressure.
Oxymetazoline nasal spray should not be used to treat children younger than 6 years of age unless it is recommended by a doctor.
Children 6 to 12 years of age should use oxymetazoline nasal spray carefully and under adult supervision. It works by narrowing the blood vessels in the nasal passages.
Do not take oxymetazoline HCL nasal spray if:
- You are allergic to any of the ingredients;
- You have infections such as tuberculosis;
- You had any nose injury, asthma, ulcers or any surgery;
- You have eye problems such as glaucoma and cataracts.
Consult with your doctor if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding. If you got pregnant while using oxymetazoline, call your doctor.
Avoid contact with people who have infections that may spread to others (such as chickenpox, measles, flu). Consult your doctor if you have been exposed to an infection or for more details.
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 twice daily. It is usually used every 10 to 12 hours as needed, but not more often than twice in a 24-hour period.
Do not use oxymetazoline nasal spray for longer than 3 days.
Consult with your doctor about medications you are taking or existing medical conditions you have before your treatment with oxymetazoline HCL nasal spray. It may interact with isocarboxazid phenelzine selegiline and tranylcypromine.
Symptoms of overdose include drowsiness or sleepiness. These symptoms have to be reported to the medical health professional.
No adverse reactions have been reported.