xylometazoline (OTC)

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Brand and Other Names:Triaminic Decongestant Spray Nasal & Sinus Congestion

Dosing & Uses

AdultPediatric

Dosage Forms & Strengths

nasal drops/spray

  • 0.05%
  • 0.1%
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Nasal Congestion

0.1% Spray (>12 years old): 2-3 gtt/sprays per nostril q8-10hours, no more than 3 doses/day

Dosage Forms & Strengths

nasal drops/spray

  • 0.05%
  • 0.1%
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Nasal Congestion

0.05% Spray (2-12 years old): 2-3 gtt per nostril q8-10hours, MAXIMUM 3 doses/24 hours

0.1% Spray (>12 years old): 2-3 gtt/sprays per nostril q8-10hours, no more than 3 doses/day

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            Adverse Effects

            Frequency Not Defined

            Anxiety

            Dizzy

            Tremor

            Overuse may cause rebound congestion

            Topical products may cause local side effects such as burning, stinging, dryness

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            Warnings

            Contraindications

            Heart disease (incr BP, HR, palpitations)

            MAOIs

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            Pregnancy & Lactation

            Pregnancy Category: C

            Lactation: not known if excreted in breast milk

            Pregnancy Categories

            A:Generally acceptable. Controlled studies in pregnant women show no evidence of fetal risk.

            B:May be acceptable. Either animal studies show no risk but human studies not available or animal studies showed minor risks and human studies done and showed no risk.

            C:Use with caution if benefits outweigh risks. Animal studies show risk and human studies not available or neither animal nor human studies done.

            D:Use in LIFE-THREATENING emergencies when no safer drug available. Positive evidence of human fetal risk.

            X:Do not use in pregnancy. Risks involved outweigh potential benefits. Safer alternatives exist.

            NA:Information not available.

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            Pharmacology

            Onset: 5-10 min

            Duration: 5-6 hr

            Metabolism: unknown

            Excretion: unknown

            Mechanism of Action

            Alpha adrenergic agonist

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