XYLOMETAZOLINE NASAL - Watsons Health

XYLOMETAZOLINE NASAL

COMMON BRAND NAME(S):

GENERIC NAME(S): XYLOMETAZOLINE HCL

  • Used for temporary relief of nasal congestion caused by various conditions such as the common cold, sinusitis, hay fever, and allergies by narrowing the blood vessels in the nose area, reducing swelling and congestion.
  • May also be used to relieve “plugged ears” and to reduce swelling in the nose before certain surgery or procedures.

How to use xylometazoline nasal

  • Always refer to your doctors instructions before taking this medication. Duration and dosage will be determined by your medical condition and its response to the medication. Make sure to take this medication in the prescribed amount and time period even after symptoms disappear. Discontinuing the medication before completion of treatment may cause incomplete treatment of condition. If Symptoms persist, consult your doctor.
  • Gently blow your nose before using this drug. Use your finger to close the nostril on the side not receiving the medication. While keeping your head upright, place the spray tip into the open nostril. Spray the medication into the open nostril as you breathe in through your nose. Sniff hard a few times to be sure the medication reaches deep into the nose. Repeat these steps for the other nostril if needed.
  • Avoid spraying the medication into your eyes or onto the middle of the inside of your nose (nasal septum).
  • Rinse the spray tip with hot water or wipe with a clean tissue after each use. Make sure that water does not get inside the container. Replace cap after each use.

Minor side effects (if these symptoms persist or worsen, inform your doctor)

  • Temporary burning, stinging, dryness in the nose, runny nose, and sneezing.

Serious side effects (inform your doctor immediately)

  • slow/fast/pounding heartbeat, dizziness, nausea, headache, mental/mood changes, trouble sleeping, shaking (tremors), unusual sweating, unusual weakness.

Severe allergic reactions are rare. Get immediate medical help if you notice the following:

  • rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.

Precautions

  • Inform your doctor.
    • Allergy to the medication or to other sympathomimetics (e.g., pseudoephedrine) or any allergies.
    • Medical History of heart/blood vessel disease, overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism), diabetes, high blood pressure, difficulty urinating (due to enlarged prostate).
  • Should only be used when there is a clear need during pregnancy as it may harm an unborn baby. If you are planning to be pregnant or think you may be pregnant, discuss the risks and benefits of use with your doctor.
  • It is unknown if this drug passes into breast milk. Before breast-feeding, consult your physician.

 

Interactions

Taking multiple drugs may affect how medications work and/or cause unwanted side effects. List down all the medications you are taking and inform your physician and pharmacist. Do not take, discontinue, or alter any dose of medications without prior approval of your physician.

  • Products that may interact with this medication include:
    • Taking MAO inhibitors with this medication may cause a serious (possibly fatal) drug interaction. Avoid taking MAO inhibitors (isocarboxazid, linezolid, methylene blue, moclobemide, phenelzine, procarbazine, rasagiline, selegiline, tranylcypromine) during treatment with this medication. Most MAO inhibitors should also not be taken for two weeks before treatment with this medication. Consult your physician when to start or stop taking this medication.
    • High blood pressure medications (e.g., reserpine, guanethidine), tricyclic antidepressants (e.g., amitriptyline).
  • Double check the labels on all medications you are currently taking (e.g., cough-and-cold products) as they may contain decongestants or ingredients that could increase your heart rate or blood pressure.

If overdose is suspected, contact a poison control center or emergency room immediately.

  • drowsiness, slow heartbeat, dizziness, fainting.

Storage:

  • Room temperature
  • Do not expose to light and moisture
  • Do not store in the bathroom
  • Keep all medications away from pets and children

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