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Drixoral Decongestant Nasal Spray is a nasal medication used to relieve symptoms of nasal congestion caused by colds, allergies, and sinusitis. This spray relieves nasal and sinus congestion in as little as 15 minutes for adults and children over 12 years old.
It contains oxymetazoline, which is a decongestant that works by narrowing the blood vessels in the mucous membranes of the nose. This helps to reduce swelling and congestion, allowing for easier breathing through the nose.
Drixoral Nasal Congestion Spray starts to work in minutes and provides fast, long-lasting, 12-hour relief of blocked or stuffy nose. It should be used as directed and one should not use more than the recommended dose.
Use and Dosage
The recommended dosage for Drixoral Decongestant Nasal Spray for adults and children over 12 years old is 2 or 3 sprays into each nostril every 12 hours, as needed.
If your symptoms continue after 3 days of using this medication, you should talk to your doctor or pharmacist. Using this product for longer than 3 days can cause an increase in nasal congestion.
Drixoral Decongestant Nasal Spray is an aqueous suspension that is administered by spraying it into the nostrils. For proper use, follow these steps:
- Blow your nose out as much as you can with a tissue.
- Shake before using.
- Tilt your head slightly up.
- Spray the prescribed amount into each nostril while breathing in normally. Do not breathe in deeply.
- Wait 15 minutes before blowing your nose.
- Clean the nozzle tip after each use.
Common Side Effects of Drixoral Decongestant Nasal Spray (Oxymetazoline Hydrochloride - otc):
- Burning and stinging of the nose
- Dryness of the nose
- Increased nasal discharge
- Trouble sleeping
Serious Side Effects of Drixoral Decongestant Nasal Spray (Oxymetazoline Hydrochloride - otc):
- Blurred vision
- Dizziness or lightheadedness
- High blood pressure
- Palpitations (heartbeat that is fast, irregular, or pounding)
- Signs of a serious allergic reaction (abdominal cramps, difficulty breathing, nausea and vomiting, or swelling of the face and throat)
Forms and Strength
Drixoral Decongestant Nasal Spray (Oxymetazoline Hydrochloride - otc) is available in the following forms and strength:
Drixoral Decongestant Nasal Spray: Nasal Spray
- Do not use the spray for more than three days continuously without consulting a doctor.
- It should not be used by children under the age of 6 years old.
- Pregnant or breastfeeding women should use it with caution and after consulting a doctor.
- You should not exceed the recommended dose.
- It may cause side effects such as a burning or stinging sensation in the nose, dryness or irritation, headache, dizziness, and difficulty sleeping.
- Overuse can lead to rebound congestion.
- You should inform your doctor or pharmacist of any other medications or health conditions before using it.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Can Drixoral Decongestant Nasal Spray be addictive?
Overuse of decongestant nasal sprays, including Drixoral Decongestant Nasal Spray, can lead to rebound congestion and potential addiction. Follow the label directions carefully and do not exceed the recommended dose.
How long does the effect of Drixoral Decongestant Nasal Spray last?
Drixoral Decongestant Nasal Spray provides fast, long-lasting, 12-hour relief of blocked or stuffy nose.
Who should not use Drixoral Decongestant Nasal Spray?
Drixoral Decongestant Nasal Spray should not be used by children under the age of 6 years old. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should use it with caution and after consulting a doctor. You should inform your doctor or pharmacist of any other medications or health conditions before using it.
It's important to purchase Drixoral Decongestant Nasal Spray from verified Canadian pharmacy.