Oxymetazoline vs Xylometazoline

Oxymetazoline
(OTC)
Xylometazoline
(OTC)
Oxymetazoline is a respiratory medication and an ophthalmic - decongestants and combination.
Xylometazoline is a respiratory medication.
Satisfaction Score
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4.0
Very Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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No score available
Approval Date
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Not Available
Not Available
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
1,148 Discussions
330 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Congestion
#3 for Rosacea
#4 for Runny Nose
#5 for Flu
Oxymetazoline is approved for Congestion, Nasal Congestion, Rosacea and Runny Nose and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Congestion
#3 for Runny Nose
#4 for Flu
Our data suggest that Xylometazoline is taken for Congestion, Nasal Congestion and Runny Nose, although it is not approved for these conditions.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Oxy
Addiction
10
Bleeding
4
Withdrawal Symptoms
3
Trauma
1
Numbness
1
Tachycardia
1
Euphoria
1
Depression
1
Vomiting
1
Restlessness
1
Xyl
Addiction
7
Bleeding
6
Ear Infection
2
Blood Clots
2
Tachycardia
1
Migraines
1
Trauma
1
Vertigo
1
Withdrawal Symptoms
1
Vomiting
1
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Oxymetazoline
Oxy
Xylometazoline
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Addiction
Oxy
Xyl
10
7
Bleeding
Oxy
Xyl
4
6
Withdrawal Symptoms
Oxy
Xyl
3
1
Trauma
Oxy
Xyl
1
1
Numbness
Oxy
Xyl
1
0
Tachycardia
Oxy
Xyl
1
1
Euphoria
Oxy
Xyl
1
0
Depression
Oxy
Xyl
1
0
Vomiting
Oxy
Xyl
1
1
Restlessness
Oxy
Xyl
1
0
Addiction
Xyl
Oxy
7
10
Bleeding
Xyl
Oxy
6
4
Ear Infection
Xyl
Oxy
2
0
Blood Clots
Xyl
Oxy
2
0
Tachycardia
Xyl
Oxy
1
1
Migraines
Xyl
Oxy
1
0
Trauma
Xyl
Oxy
1
1
Vertigo
Xyl
Oxy
1
0
Withdrawal Symptoms
Xyl
Oxy
1
3
Vomiting
Xyl
Oxy
1
1
Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
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a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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C Category C
Before taking Oxymetazoline during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
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Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Oxymetazoline and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Xylometazoline and alcohol.
Method of use
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Eye Drops, Nasal Drops
Nasal Drops
Dosages
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Drops: 0.025%, 0.05%
: 0.05%
Solution: 0.05%
Spray: 0.05%
Drops: 0.05%, 0.1%
Spray: 0.05%, 0.1%
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Oxymetazoline Hcl
Xylometazoline Hcl
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Oxymetazoline and Xylometazoline: Interaction not known, but may still exist. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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