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Xylovin Nasal Drops

Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Overview

Introduction

Xylovin Nasal Drops is a medicine used to treat nasal congestion (blocked nose) caused by the common cold or flu, hay fever, and other allergies. It shrinks blood vessels in your nose to relieve nasal congestion and blockage.

Xylovin Nasal Drops should be used as you have been advised by your doctor. It provides only temporary relief but do not use it more often or for longer than recommended. Normally you should blow your nose gently before using it, keep one nostril closed while applying the medicine into the other, and then sniff hard to make sure it reaches deep into the nose. Then repeat for the other nostril. It provides relief very quickly and can last for several hours. If you use this medicine too often or for too long, it may worsen your symptoms rather than improve them.

The most common side effects are irritation or discomfort to the nose and sneezing. It may also cause nausea, headache, and nasal dryness. These are usually mild but if they bother you or do not go away, your doctor may be able to suggest ways of preventing or reducing them.

It is generally a safe medicine but, before taking it, talk to your doctor about any health problems you have such as heart problems or high blood pressure (hypertension) or overactive thyroid gland or glaucoma or prostate enlargement. Let your doctor know about any other medicines you are taking to make sure you are safe. Ask your doctor for advice before using this medicine if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Uses of Xylovin Nasal Drops

  • Nasal congestion (blocked nose)

Benefits of Xylovin Nasal Drops

In Nasal congestion (blocked nose)

Xylovin Nasal Drops shrinks the blood vessels and provides rapid relief from nasal congestion that lasts for several hours. It is a safe medicine that can be used to treat congestion caused by colds or allergies such as hay fever. It should be used as prescribed and should not be taken for more than seven days in a row (preferably less). Talk to your doctor if your symptoms do not improve.

Side effects of Xylovin Nasal Drops

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Xylovin

  • Burning sensation
  • Dry nose
  • Headache
  • Nausea

How to cope with side effects?

The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.

  • Coping with Headache
    Make sure you rest and drink plenty of fluids. Rest in a quiet, dimly lit room. Do not sleep more than you normally would. Do not strain your eyes (for example by looking at a screen). Do not drink alcohol. Headaches are usually temporary and usually go away with time. But, if they last longer or get worse, ask your doctor to recommend a painkiller.
  • Coping with Nausea
    You can help yourself by eating small, frequent meals rather than large ones and drinking plenty of fluids. Eat slowly. Avoid fatty, fried, spicy and very sweet foods. Eat cold or slightly warm food if the smell of cooked or cooking food makes you feel sick. Get plenty of fresh air. You could also try chewing ginger or drinking ginger tea. Eat bananas to replace potassium in your blood which can drop if you are sick (vomit). Use oral rehydration salts to replace vitamins and minerals lost through being sick. There are some medicines that can help you stop from feeling sick. Speak to your doctor if your condition does not improve.

How to use Xylovin Nasal Drops

Use it in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Tilt your head as far back as possible and hold the dropper close to the nose without touching it. Gently squeeze the dropper and place the medicine in the nose. Bend your head forward for a few minutes.

How Xylovin Nasal Drops works

Xylovin Nasal Drops is a nasal decongestant. It works by narrowing the small blood vessels in the inner surface of the nose. This provides temporary relief from congestion or stuffiness in the nose.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Xylovin Nasal Drops may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Xylovin Nasal Drops is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
No interaction found/established
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

What if you forget to take Xylovin Nasal Drops?

If you miss a dose of Xylovin Nasal Drops, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
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Quick Tips

  • Xylovin Nasal Drops works right away and each dose provides relief for up to 12 hours.
  • The right way to use the nasal spray:
    • Shake the bottle before using the medicine. 
    • Clean your nose thoroughly before using the medicine.
    • Insert the bottle tip into one nostril and close the other nostril. 
    • Direct the spray towards the sides of your nostril, away from the cartilage dividing the two sides of your nose.
    • Breathe out gently through your mouth and repeat the same process for the other nostril.
  • Xylovin Nasal Drops can make nasal congestion worse if used for more than 7 days in a row (called rebound congestion).
  • Avoid deep breathing as it will cause medication to go back to the throat and make it less effective.
  • Do not share the bottle with anyone else so that you do not spread germs.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Phenylpropane Derivative
Habit Forming
No

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Xylovin with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Alovir, Acvirax, Avir
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Herpinil-F, Famtag, Virax FC
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Furon, Furachlor, Fulo
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Ganpyar
LIFE-THREATENING

Patient Concerns

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Nasal congestion, cough, vomiting, ear blocked and pain
Dr. Gopal Samdani
Paediatrics
There are many underlying causes of your symptoms. Different cause needs different treatment. Specific treatment cannot be given unless we establish exact underlying cause. Final and perfect diagnosis cannot be done without doing clinical examination of child. Please consult me or any other Paediatrician. will take detail history and will examine your child in detail. At time may ask you relevant investigations if necessary. All information will be used to determine exact underlying cause of problem. Depending upon cause will prescribe you treatment.
Suffering from high fever entire body pain blocked nose n chest congestion
Dr. Sfurti Mann
Internal Medicine
Tab dolo 650mg tds Tab montair LC HSPhysiomer nasal drops BD
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FAQs

Q. What is Xylovin used for?

Xylovin is used for the treatment of allergic conditions that cause runny nose or stuffy nose, sneezing and inflammation of the sinuses.

Q. Is Xylovin safe?

Xylovin is safe if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Take it exactly as directed and do not skip any dose. Follow your doctor's instructions carefully and let your doctor know if any of the side effects bother you.

Q. What should I know before using Xylovin?

Before using Xylovin, you should tell your doctor if you are allergic to Xylovin or any of its ingredients to avoid any allergic reactions. Let your doctor know if you have or ever had any problems related to your eyes. Inform your doctor about all the other medicines you are taking because they may affect, or be affected by, this medicine. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to conceive or breastfeeding to prevent any harmful effects on the baby.

Q. What should I do if I forget to use Xylovin?

If you forget to use Xylovin, do not worry and continue using Xylovin as soon as you remember. However, if you are not sure or have any other doubts, please consult your doctor.

Q. Is Xylovin effective?

Xylovin is effective if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Do not stop taking it even if you see improvement in your condition. If you stop using Xylovin too early, the symptoms may return or worsen.

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