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OXYMET 0.5 MG NASAL DROPS

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Composition for OXYMET

Oxymetazoline(0.5 mg)

food interaction for OXYMET

alcohol interaction for OXYMET

pregnancy interaction for OXYMET

lactation interaction for OXYMET

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No interaction found
No interaction found
Oxymet 0.5 mg 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
Oxymet 0.5 mg nasal drops is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
SAFE

SALT INFORMATION for OXYMET

Oxymetazoline(0.5 mg)

Uses

Oxymet 0.5 mg nasal drops is used in the treatment of rhinitis (common cold).

How it works

Oxymet 0.5 mg nasal drops belongs to a class of medications called nasal decongestants. It works by narrowing the blood vessels in the nasal passages and relieves congestion.

Common side effects

Nervousness, Burning sensation, Tingling sensation, Dizziness, Headache, Nausea, Insomnia, Nasal dryness, Running nose, Sneezing, Tachycardia, Bradycardia

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Expert advice for OXYMET

  • Do not take oxymetazoline if you have high blood pressure, heart disease including previous episodes of pain and discomfort in the chest, diabetes mellitus, thyroid problems, liver or kidney disorders and non-cancerous enlargement of prostate; hallucinations (seeing, hearing or feeling things that are not really there), restlessness, sleep disturbances; increased pressure in the eyes (glaucoma).
  • Avoid taking this oxymetazoline if you have redness and swelling of the lining of your nose, or have scabs in your nose.
  • Do not take oxymetazoline if you have a recent nose surgery or surgery to remove the pituitary gland; or tumor of adrenal glands (pheochromocytoma) that causes episodic or persistent rise in blood pressure.
  • Take oxymetazoline nose drops for a maximum of 7 consecutive days to avoid rebound effect and drug induced rhinitis (runny nose).

Frequently asked questions for OXYMET

Oxymetazoline

Q.Is oxymetazolinee addictive?
Oxymetazoline treatment does not cause mental addiction. However, patients may get physically addicted such that they feel the compulsion to use oxymetazoline. Hence, it should only be used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor

Q.Is oxymetazoline a steroid/ antihistamine?
Oxymetazoline belongs to a class of medications called adrenergic drugs that are used as nasal decongestants. It is not a steroid or an antihistaminic

Q.Is oxymetazoline safe?
Oxymetazoline is safe, if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor

Q.Does oxymetazoline cause cataract/keep you awake/ raise blood pressure/insomnia/drowsiness?
No such reports are available that confirm treatment related mentioned side effects (cataract/keep you awake/ insomnia/drowsiness). Oxymetazoline can raise blood pressure when taken with drugs like selegiline, moclobemide that are used to treat depression, and can also decrease the effect of drugs used to treat blood pressure. Hence, patients should consult doctors regarding the possible side effects and drug interactions

Q.Can I take oxymetazoline with Benadryl (diphenhydramine)/ phenylephrine/ pseudoephedrine?
Oxymetazoline should not be taken concomitantly with Benadryl (diphenhydramine) /phenylephrine/pseudoephedrine. Please consult your doctor when using concomitantly.

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Content on this page was last updated on 26 July, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)