Relieving nasal congestion due to the common cold, hay fever, other upper respiratory tract allergies, or sinus infection. It also soothes nasal discomfort caused by dryness. It may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Xylometazoline Spray is a decongestant. It works by shrinking swollen and congested nasal tissues (mucous membranes) by constricting blood vessels. This results in relief of congestion (stuffy feeling), improved drainage of mucus, and improved breathing through the nose. Local application (eg, nose drops and sprays) causes more intense and rapid vasoconstriction than oral medicines (eg, tablets, syrups).
Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.
Some medical conditions may interact with Xylometazoline Spray. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:
Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Xylometazoline Spray. However, no specific interactions with Xylometazoline Spray are known at this time.
Ask your health care provider if Xylometazoline Spray may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.
Use Xylometazoline Spray as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.
Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Xylometazoline Spray.
All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:
Increase in nasal discharge; temporary burning, stinging or sneezing.Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); chest pain; fast or irregular heartbeat; nervousness; severe or persistent headache; tremor.
This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.
Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center (http://www.aapcc.org), or emergency room immediately.Proper storage of Xylometazoline Spray:
Store Xylometazoline Spray at room temperature, between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C) in a tightly closed container. Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep Xylometazoline Spray out of the reach of children and away from pets.
This information is a summary only. It does not contain all information about Xylometazoline Spray. If you have questions about the medicine you are taking or would like more information, check with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.