oxymetazoline nasal (cont.)
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- What is oxymetazoline nasal (Afrin, Afrin Nasal Sinus, Allerest 12 Hour Nasal Spray, Duramist Plus, Duration, Four-Way Nasal Spray, Genasal, Neo-Synephrine 12 Hour, Nostrilla, NRS Nasal, NTZ Long Acting Nasal, Oxyfrin, Oxymeta-12, Sinarest Nasal, Sinex Long-Acting, Twice-A-Day)?
- What are the possible side effects of oxymetazoline nasal?
- What is the most important information I should know about oxymetazoline nasal?
- Who should not use oxymetazoline nasal?
- How should I use oxymetazoline nasal?
- What happens if I miss a dose?
- What happens if I overdose?
- What should I avoid while taking oxymetazoline nasal?
- What other drugs will affect oxymetazoline nasal?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose?
Use the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next regularly scheduled dose, skip the missed dose and use the next one as directed. Do not use a double dose of this medication.
What happens if I overdose?
Seek emergency medical attention.
Symptoms of an oxymetazoline nasal overdose include extreme tiredness, sweating, dizziness, a slow heartbeat, and coma.
What should I avoid while taking oxymetazoline nasal?
Never use this medication in larger doses or more often than is recommended. Too much oxymetazoline nasal could be very harmful.
What other drugs will affect oxymetazoline nasal?
Do not use oxymetazoline nasal if you have taken a monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitor such as isocarboxazid (Marplan), phenelzine (Nardil), or tranylcypromine (Parnate) in the last 14 days.
Although drug interactions between topical nasal decongestants and drugs taken by mouth are not expected, they can occur. Rarely, oxymetazoline nasal may interact with the following medicines:
- furazolidone (Furoxone);
- guanethidine (Ismelin);
- indomethacin (Indocin);
- methyldopa (Aldomet);
- bromocriptine (Parlodel);
- caffeine in cola, tea, coffee, chocolate and other products;
- theophylline (Theo-Dur, Theochron, Theolair, others);
- tricyclic antidepressants such as amitriptyline (Elavil, Endep), doxepin (Sinequan), and nortriptyline (Pamelor);
- other commonly used tricyclic antidepressants, including amoxapine (Asendin), clomipramine (Anafranil), desipramine (Norpramin), imipramine (Tofranil), protriptyline (Vivactil), and trimipramine (Surmontil);
- phenothiazines such as chlorpromazine (Thorazine), thioridazine (Mellaril), and prochlorperazine (Compazine); and
- other commonly used phenothiazines, including fluphenazine (Prolixin), perphenazine (Trilafon), mesoridazine (Serentil), and trifluoperazine (Stelazine).
Drugs other than those listed here may also interact with oxymetazoline nasal. Talk to your doctor and pharmacist before taking any prescription or over-the-counter medicines.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist has additional information about oxymetazoline nasal written for health professionals that you may read.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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