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Xylometazoline HCl

Xylometazoline HCl

What Is Xylometazoline Nasal?

Xylometazoline nasal is a decongestant that shrinks blood vessels in the nasal passages. Dilated blood vessels can cause nasal congestion (stuffy nose).

Xylometazoline nasal (for use in the nose) is used to treat stuffy nose caused by allergies, sinus irritation, or the common cold.

Xylometazoline nasal may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

Follow all directions on your medicine label and package. Tell each of your healthcare providers about all your medical conditions, allergies, and all medicines you use.

You should not use xylometazoline nasal if you are allergic to it.

Ask a doctor or pharmacist if it is safe for you to use this medicine if you have other medical conditions, especially:

  • heart disease, high blood pressure;
  • glaucoma;
  • liver or kidney disease;
  • enlarged prostate, urination problems;
  • diabetes; or
  • a thyroid disorder.

It is not known whether xylometazoline nasal will harm an unborn baby. Do not use this medicine without a doctor's advice if you are pregnant.

What happens if I miss a dose?

Use the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up the missed dose.

What happens if I overdose?

An overdose of xylometazoline nasal is not expected to be dangerous. Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222 if anyone has accidentally swallowed the medication.

What should I avoid while using xylometazoline nasal?

Do not take by mouth. Xylometazoline nasal is for use only in the nose.

Rinse with water if xylometazoline nasal gets in your eyes.

Side effects

  • Burning or stinging sensation at application site
  • Dryness of mouth/throat
  • Dryness of eyes
  • Headache
  • Increased blood pressure
  • Dizziness
  • Increased heartbeat

Precautions

Before using this nasal decongestant, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to other sympathomimetics (e.g., pseudoephedrine); or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.

If you have any of the following health problems, consult your doctor or pharmacist before using this product: heart/blood vessel disease, overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism), diabetes, high blood pressure, difficulty urinating (due to enlarged prostate).

Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist that you are using this medication.

Caution is advised when using this drug in children because they may be more sensitive to the effects of the drug. Check the product package or consult with your doctor or pharmacist about whether this nasal spray can be used in children.

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