Thursday, July 31, 2014



Composition :

Each ml of solution contains Xylometazoline Hydrochloride BP 1 mg or 0.5 mg.

Description :

Xylometazoline is a nasal decongestant that is directly dosed into the nose as drops. The drug works by constricting the blood vessel in the nose. The vasoconstriction means that there is less pressure in the capillaries and less water can filter out. So, less discharge is made.

Indications :

It is indicated for the temporary relief of nasal congestion or stuffiness in the nose due to • cold • hay fever • sinusitis • other upper respiratory allergies.

Dosage and Administration :

Adults and Children (12 years of age and older) –Use 2 to 3 drops of 0.1% solution in each nostril every 8 to 10 hours as needed. Children (2 to 12 years of age)- use 2 to 3 drops of 0.05% solution in each nostril every 8 to 10 hours as needed.

Side effects :

Side effect may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as the body adjusts to the medicine. However, consult with the physician if any of the following side effects continue i.e. burning, dryness or stinging inside the nose & sneezing.

Contra-indications :

Hypersensitivity to any component of the formulation. It should not be used for people with high blood pressure or other heart problems.

Precaution :

Do not use it more often. To do so may make stuffy nose worse (rebound congestion) and the vessels become resistant or the number of receptors decrease or degenerative changes in nasal mucous membranes may occur.

Presentation :

Xylometazoline 0.05% & 0.1% nasal drops are supplied in 10 ml polyethylene bottle.

Storage :

Store at controlled room temperature in dry place. Keep out of the reach of children.


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