Oxymetazoline Hydrochloride (Nasal)
Children of age 2-6 years: 2-3 drops in each nostril twice daily for 3-5 days. Sprays are generally unsuitable for young children because of the small size of their nostrils. The drug is not recommended in children under the age of 2 years.
Tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs): TCAs may increase the effects of oxymetazoline on blood pressure.
Pregnancy & Lactation
Nursing Mother: It is not known whether oxymetazoline is secreted in human breast milk; caution is advised.
- Prolonged use may result in rebound congestion.
- Since oxymetazoline has systemic adverse effects, it should be used with caution in patients with
- Hypertension, cardiovascular disease or hyperthyroidism or in those receiving MAO inhibitors.