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Oxymetazoline
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Xylometazoline
Other name: Afrin (Afrin)
Other name: Otrivin (Otrivin)
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Satisfaction
919
Discussions around the web
Discussions
281
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Taken for:
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Congestion
Allergies
Rosacea
Nasal Congestion
Runny Nose
Common Cold
Flu
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Taken for:
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Congestion*
Allergies
Nasal Congestion*
Common Cold*
Runny Nose*
Flu*
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Method of use:
Eye Drops, Nasal Drops
Method of use:
Eye Drops, Nasal Drops
Prescribing mode:
OTC
Prescribing mode:
OTC
Oxymetazoline is a selective alpha-1 agonist and partial alpha-2 agonist topical decongestant, used in the form of Oxymetazoline hydrochloride, in products such as Afrin (nasal spray), Dristan, Nasivin, Logicin, Vicks Sinex, Visine L.R., Sudafed OM, and ...
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Xylometazoline (also known as xylomethazoline) is a drug which is used as a topical nasal decongestant. It is applied directly into the human nose, either as a spray or as drops.Xylometazoline is marketed under many brand names (see below), with the typi...
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Top Concerns
Oxy
Addiction
10
High Blood Pressure
5
Withdrawal
3
Euphoria
1
Depression
1
Tachycardia
1
Numbness
1
Blood Clots
1
Bipolar Disorder
1
Diabetes
1
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Xyl
Addiction
7
Bleeding
6
High Blood Pressure
3
Blood Clots
2
Tachycardia
2
Migraines
2
Ear Infection
2
Withdrawal
2
Diabetes
1
Palpitations
1
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Xyl
3
2
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Xyl
1
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5
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1
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Oxy
2
3
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Oxy
1
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About Oxymetazoline
Oxymetazoline is a selective alpha-1 agonist and partial alpha-2 agonist topical decongestant, used in the form of Oxymetazoline hydrochloride, in products such as Afrin (nasal spray), Dristan, Nasivin, Logicin, Vicks Sinex, Visine L.R., Sudafed OM, and ...
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About Xylometazoline
Xylometazoline (also known as xylomethazoline) is a drug which is used as a topical nasal decongestant. It is applied directly into the human nose, either as a spray or as drops.Xylometazoline is marketed under many brand names (see below), with the typi...
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" ...was given Nasonex Spray ...somewhere about using other sprays like Oxymetazoline but before they never agreed with me. I used to use Xylometazoline before the procedure which was great to decong... "

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" ...damaging. Afrin has oxymetazoline so going to guess there is not much difference in it I did not realise how dangerous these sprays were until then and resolved never to use them. I wish you... "

" ...active ingredient is xylometazoline which is essentially ...long acting decongestnts use xylometazoline or oxymetazoline as... "

" no, this one has xylometazoline, we and the people in ...that was study but) used oxymetazoline. Although it looks like xylometazoline does the same thing but... "

" ...are not supposed to fly when you are having an Upper respiratory tract infection (such as sinusitis & flu). If it is ...to the airport 2. Use xylometazoline or oxymetazoline nasal spray 1 hour ... "

" ...infection for about 2 weeks you can use a oxymetazoline or xylometazoline nasal... "

" ...one of the side-effects of oxymetazoline, one I don't think I've ...before: wrinkles. For some reason oxymetazoline (and, it appears, xylometazoline) make smile lines and crow's... "

" ...reducing secretion of nasal discharge. Most commonly are used ephedrin, oxymetazoline, phenylephrine, xylometazoline. However, if applied for more then 3-5 days they... "

" ...Valsalva maneuver and use decongestant drops like oxymetazoline or xylometazoline. Take an antihistamine like fexofenadine/ cetrizine. Since you ...the above precautions. Use the nose drops half... "

" ...description, I do feel you are having an Upper Respiratory Tract Infection, which could be of ...day 3. You can use OTC xylometazoline or Oxymetazoline nasal spray, for not more... "

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