Oxymetazoline HCl BP 0.05%

Business Unit: Human

Medicine Type: Liquid

Generic Name: Oxymetazoline HCl BP 0.05%

Therapeutic Class: Nasal Anti-histamine preparations, Nasal Decongestants & Other Nasal Preparations

Indication: Oxymetazoline Hydrochloride is an imidazoline derivative sympathomimetic amine. It is a direct agonist at α-adrenoceptors but has no action on β- adrenoceptors. It is used as a topical agent on the nasal mucosa, produces a rapid and long acting vasoconstriction of the arterioles, thus reducing the blood flow and diminishing swelling of the mucosa. This results in improved potency of the airway and better drainage of the nasal sinus. Oxymetazoline Hydrochlorid is indicated for the treatment of nasal congestion associated with acute or chronic rhinitis, common cold, sinusitis, upper respiratory allergies, epistaxis and hay fever. It is also used as nasal decongestant in otitis media.

Dosage & Administration: Oxymetazoline nasal spray- Adults and children (6 years of age and older): 2 or 3 sprays in each nostril twice daily for 3-5 days. Elderly: There is no need for dosage reduction in the elderly for nasal administration. Children below 6 years of age: It is not suitable for children below 6 years of age. Oxymetazoline nasal drop- Adults & children 6 years of age: 2-3 drops of 0.05% Nasal Drops in each nostril twice daily in the morning and evening. Children 2-5 years of age: 2-3 drops of 0.025% Nasal Drops in each nostril twice daily in the morning and evening

Preparation: Nasoclin 0.05% Nasal Drop: Supplied in 10 ml plastic dropper bottle.