Xytol 0.02%/1% Nasal Drops

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Composition for Xytol 0.02%/1% Nasal Drops

Primarily used for

Preservation of the medicinal products, Nasal congestion (blocked nose)
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10 ml in 1 packet
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Medicine Overview of Xytol 0.02%/1% Nasal Drops

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Uses of Benzalkonium Chloride

Benzalkonium Chloride is used in preservation of the medicinal products.
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Side effects of Benzalkonium Chloride

Common

Paralysis of respiratory muscle, Allergic contact dermatitis, Apprehension, Collapse, Coma, Convulsion, Cyanosis (bluish discoloration of the skin), Death, Shortness of breath, Muscle weakness, Restlessness, Vomiting.

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How to use Benzalkonium Chloride

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 Xytol 0.02%/1% Nasal Drops works

The mode of action of benzalkonium chloride appears to be associated with the effect on the cytoplasmic membrane, which controls cell permeability.
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Uses of Xylometazoline

Xylometazoline is used in the treatment of nasal congestion.
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Side effects of Xylometazoline

Common

Sneezing, Soreness, Dryness, Tingling sensation, Itching, Burning sensation.

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How to use Xylometazoline

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 Xytol 0.02%/1% Nasal Drops works

Xylometazoline is a nasal decongestant. It narrows the small blood vessels, which provide temporary relief from congestion or stuffiness in the nose.

In Depth Information on Xytol 0.02%/1% Nasal Drops

Expert advice for Benzalkonium Chloride

• Avoid contact with eyes, mouth or nose and rinse immediately with plenty of cool tap water in case of accidental contact. • Never use benzalkonium chloride solution on blistered/ cut skin. • Consult your doctor before using benzalkonium chloride solution in children younger than 2 years. • Inform your doctor if symptoms do not disappear after 7 days of use.  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding. • Should not be given to patients who are allergic to benzalkonium chloride or any of its ingredients. • Should not be given to patients who have a deep puncture wound, animal bite or serious burns.

Expert advice for Xylometazoline

  • Xylometazoline works right away and each dose provides relief for up to 12 hours.
  • It acts on the nose, so there aren't too many other side effects.
  • Xylometazoline can make nasal congestion worse if used for more than 3 or 4 days in a row (called rebound congestion).
  • It can cause temporary stinging, burning, or dryness in the nose.
Warnings
Special precautions for Xytol 0.02%/1% Nasal Drops
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Alcohol
No interaction found
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Xytol 0.02%/1% 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.
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Lactation
Xytol 0.02%/1% Nasal Drops is probably safe to use during la
ctation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
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Driving
SAFE
Xytol 0.02%/1% Nasal Drops does not usually affect your ability to drive.
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Kidney
Xytol 0.02%/1% Nasal Drops is probably safe to use in patien
ts with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Xytol 0.02%/1% Nasal Drops may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver
Xytol 0.02%/1% Nasal Drops is probably safe to use in patien
ts with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Xytol 0.02%/1% Nasal Drops may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
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Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Xytol 0.02%/1% Nasal Drops

Frequently asked questions for Benzalkonium Chloride

Q. Is benzalkonium chloride the same as rubbing alcohol?
No. Benzalkonium chloride is not as same as rubbing alcohol
Q. Is Benzalkonium Chloride antifungal?
Yes, Benzalkonium Chloride is known to be antifungal to some extent
Q. Does Benzalkonium Chloride kill viruses?
No. Benzalkonium does not kill viruses
Q. Is Benzalkonium Chloride bleach?
No. Benzalkonium Chloride is not bleach
Q. Does Benzalkonium Chloride kill MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus)/ staph (Staphylococcus Aureus)?
Yes, higher concentrations of Benzalkonium Chloride can kill MRSA / staph present on the skin
Q. Does Benzalkonium Chloride work for cold sores?
Yes. Benzalkonium Chloride is effective for treatment of cold sores.
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Frequently asked questions for 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.

Substitutes for Xytol

No substitutes found for this medicine
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