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Oxymetazoline vs. Xylometazoline for Congestion

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Oxymetazoline

OTC
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Xylometazoline

OTC
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Other Names: Otrivin   Nasal Decongestant   Otrivine
Rating: 2.5 out of 5
Based on 761 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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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 ... Read more on Wikipedia
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... Read more on Wikipedia
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What patients are saying about Oxymetazoline vs. Xylometazoline

58 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
* Xylometazoline they are very effective.not much of...
...* Oxymetazoline * Phenylephrine * Pseudoephedrine * Tramazoline * Xylometazoline they are very...
about using other sprays like Oxymetazoline but before...
...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...
so going to guess there is not much difference in it...
...was addicted to Otravin ...widespread. The new ingredient (xylometazoline) is just as addictive ...less damaging. Afrin has oxymetazoline so going to guess there is not much difference in i...
acting decongestnts use xylometazoline or oxymetazoline as...
...active ingredient is xylometazoline which is essentially ...long acting decongestnts use xylometazoline or oxymetazoline as...
was study but) used oxymetazoline. Although it looks like...
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...
airport 2. Use xylometazoline or oxymetazoline nasal spray...
...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 ...
you can use a oxymetazoline or xylometazoline nasal spray...
...infection for about 2 weeks you can use a oxymetazoline or xylometazoline nasal...
it appears, xylometazoline) make smile lines and crow's...
...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...
ephedrin, oxymetazoline, phenylephrine, xylometazoline....
...reducing secretion of nasal discharge. Most commonly are used ephedrin, oxymetazoline, phenylephrine, xylometazoline. However, if applied for more then 3-5 days they...
decongestant drops like oxymetazoline or xylometazoline....
...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...
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