An imidazole derivative with a direct acting sympathomimetic property. Oxymetazoline hydrochloride binds to and activates alpha2-adrenergic receptors. Upon nasal or ocular administration, oxymetazoline hydrochloride constricts the arterioles in the nose and eye, resulting in decreased nasal and conjunctival congestion, respectively.
Treats stuffy nose due to colds, hay fever, allergies, sinus and upper respiratory tract infections. Belongs to a class of drugs called nasal decongestants.Spray, Drop
Your doctor will tell you how much medicine to take and how often. You should not use more often or in larger amounts than your doctor has ordered. Always follow the instructions on the medicine label if your doctor did not order the medicine.
Blow your nose gently before using the nose drops. Tilt your head back while standing or sitting and squeeze drops into each nostril. Keep your head tilted back for a few minutes afterward.
Rinse the dropper with hot water and dry with a clean tissue.
Blow your nose gently before using the nasal spray. With you head upright, spray the medicine once into each nostril, sniffing while squeezing the bottle quickly and firmly. Wait 3 to 5 minutes to allow the drug to work, then blow your nose gently again. Repeat until you have used the number of sprays your doctor ordered.
Rinse the tip of the nasal spray with hot water and dry with a clean tissue.