Afrin

Afrin

oxymetazoline

Manufacturer:

Bayer

Distributor:

Zuellig Pharma
Concise Prescribing Info
Contents
Oxymetazoline HCl
Indications/Uses
Symptomatic relief of nasal & nasopharyngeal congestion. Facilitates intranasal exam or before nasal surgery.
Dosage/Direction for Use
2-3 sprays bd into each nostril.
Contraindications
Idiosyncrasies to sympathomimetics; hyperthyroidism; HTN, coronary disease.
Special Precautions
Chronic nasal congestion upon w/drawal (prolonged use). Concurrent administration w/ MAOI. Cardiac disease; DM.
Adverse Reactions
Occasionally, burning sensation in nose/throat, local irritation, nausea, headache, nasal mucosa dryness. Rebound nasal congestion (prolonged use). Apnoea & instant collapse in infants.
Drug Interactions
Enhanced pressor effects by MAOI. Reversed action of antihypertensives.
ATC Classification
R01AA05 - oxymetazoline ; Belongs to the class of topical sympathomimetic agents used as nasal decongestants.
Presentation/Packing
Form
Afrin nasal spray 0.05%
Packing/Price
15 mL x 1's
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