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Oxymetazoline

Oxymetazoline is a custom pharmacy drug predominantly prescribed as a decongestant. Its primary purpose is to contract blood vessels within the nasal passages. Oxymetazoline may provide relief of a vast assortment of symptoms caused by allergies and the everyday cold.

HOW TO USE:

Oxymetazoline is typically administered as a nasal spray. Common usage is generally once every ten to twelve hours, but your doctor will decide what your exact usage should be. Follow your doctor's directions accurately. Nasal sprays should not be used for more than three days. See your doctor if your symptoms have not resolved after three days of use or less. Never swallow oxymetazoline.

POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS:

Side effects can differ from person to person. Note any side effects you experience and observe them; if they worsen or linger, see your doctor. Some of the more commonly experienced side effects are listed below.

  • Increase in Nasal Discharge
  • Difficulty Falling Asleep
  • Trouble Staying Asleep
  • Nervousness
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Dryness (inside nose)
  • Sneezing
  • Burning
  • Stinging

Severe Side Effects:

If you experience any severe side effects that are listed below, or anything the feels severe and is concerning, see your doctor right away or seek medical treatment at once. The most common severe side effects are listed below.

  • Accelerated Heartbeat
  • Slow Heartbeat

CONTRAINDICATIONS:

Anyone considering the use of this drug should consult with his or her doctor for approval before beginning. All drugs can have serious side effects and/or may be contraindicated. Consult with your doctor about all possible contraindications to find out if oxymetazoline is safe for your use.

If you have any of the medical conditions listed below, oxymetazoline may not be safe for your use. Only your doctor can make the decision. Tell your doctor about all medical conditions you have or have had and especially those listed below.

  • Thyroid Disorder
  • Diabetes
  • Enlarged Prostate
  • Difficulty with Urination or Urination Problems
  • Heart Disease
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • High Blood Pressure

Do not breastfeed while using oxymetazoline unless your primary care doctor has deemed it absolutely necessary for your treatment and cleared you for its use.

Oxymetazoline may affect pregnancy. If you become pregnant while using oxymetazoline, inform your doctor immediately. If you are planning a pregnancy, tell you doctor and consult with him or her as to whether you should use this drug.

Oxymetazoline may be contraindicated for any of the following. Talk to your doctor and get more information.

  • High Blood Pressure
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Heart Disease
  • Hardening of Arteries
  • Enlarged Prostate
  • Overactive Thyroid Gland
  • Diabetes
  • Closed Angle Glaucoma
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