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CERTEN 0.1% W/V NASAL DROPS

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MRP: Rs. 44.22 for 1 packet(s) (10 ML nasal drops each)
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Composition for CERTEN (WENSDRUGS)

Xylometazoline(0.1% w/v)

food interaction for CERTEN (WENSDRUGS)

alcohol interaction for CERTEN (WENSDRUGS)

pregnancy interaction for CERTEN (WENSDRUGS)

lactation interaction for CERTEN (WENSDRUGS)

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
No interaction found
No interaction found
Certen 0.1% w/v nasal drops may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Certen 0.1% w/v nasal drops is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
SAFE

SALT INFORMATION for CERTEN (WENSDRUGS)

Xylometazoline(0.1% w/v)

Uses

Certen 0.1% w/v nasal drops is used in the treatment of rhinitis (common cold).

How it works

Certen 0.1% w/v nasal drops is a topical decongestant that relieves nasal and sinus congestion by constricting (shrinking) blood vessels (veins and arteries) in the nose.

Common side effects

Anxiety, Dizziness, Tremor

SUBSTITUTES for CERTEN (WENSDRUGS)

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  • XYLOMIST ADULT 0.1% W/V NASAL DROPS
    (10 ML nasal drops in packet)
    Zydus Cadila
    Rs. 5.06/ML of nasal drops
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    Rs. 50.61
    pay 14% more per ML of nasal drops
  • NAM COLD PEAD 0.1% W/V NASAL DROPS
    (10 ML nasal drops in packet)
    Lincoln Pharmaceuticals Ltd
    Rs. 2.80/ML of nasal drops
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    Rs. 28
    save 37% more per ML of nasal drops
  • DECON 0.1% W/V NASAL DROPS
    (10 ML nasal drops in packet)
    Cadila Pharmaceuticals Ltd
    Rs. 4.76/ML of nasal drops
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    Rs. 47.60
    pay 8% more per ML of nasal drops
  • ACOLATE 0.1% NASAL DROPS
    (15 ML nasal drops in packet)
    Gujarat Terce Laboratories Ltd
    Rs. 2/ML of nasal drops
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    Rs. 30
    save 55% more per ML of nasal drops
  • XYLOREST 0.1% W/V NASAL DROPS
    (10 ML nasal drops in packet)
    Endocard India Pvt Ltd
    Rs. 3.90/ML of nasal drops
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    Rs. 39
    save 12% more per ML of nasal drops

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Expert advice for CERTEN (WENSDRUGS)

  • Do not take more than 3 doses of xylometazoline in 24 hours or do not take a double dose if you miss any dose.
  • Do not use it continuously for more than 7 days in case of nasal sprays and 5 days in case of nasal drops. Longer use could cause damage to the nasal tissue and lead to chronic congestion.
  • Do not use nasal sprays in children under the age of 12 years and nasal drops under the age of 6 years.
  • Do not take xylometazoline if you are allergic to xylometazoline or any other ingredients.
  • Do not take xylometazoline if you recently had surgery.
  • Avoid using xylometazoline if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • Doctor’s advice should be considered in case of patients with following history of disease conditions: high blood pressure or heart disease; diabetes; an overactive thyroid gland; rare cancer of the adrenal gland; closed angle glaucoma or increase pressure in the eye; inflammation of the skin and/or mucosa of the nasal vestibule.

Frequently asked questions for CERTEN (WENSDRUGS)

Xylometazoline

Q.What is xylometazoline hydrochloride/ what is xylometazoline hydrochloride used for/ is xylometazoline a steroid/ an antihistamine?
Xylometazoline is a topical decongestant and is used to for relief of the blocked; congested nose and sinuses caused by colds and allergies such as hay fever. It is neither a steroid nor an antihistamine

Q.How does xylometazoline/xylometazoline hydrochloride work?
Xylometazoline relieves nasal and sinus congestion by constricting (shrinking) blood vessels (veins and arteries) in the nose

Q.Is xylometazoline hydrochloride addictive/ is xylometazoline addiction?
Prolonged use of xylometazoline may lead to its addiction in some.

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Content on this page was last updated on 19 December, 2014, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)