Oxymetazoline Hydrochloride is applied topically to relieve nasal congestion associated with acute or chronic rhinitis, common cold, sinusitis, and hay fever or other allergies. It is also used as nasal decongestant in otitis media.
Dosage: Adults and children 6 years of age and older: 2-3 drops or sprays in each nostril twice daily for 3-5 days.
Children of age 2-6 years: 2-3 drops in each nostril twice daily for 3-5 days. Sprays are generally unsuitable for young children because of the small size of their nostrils. The drug is not recommended in children under the age of 2 years.
Side effects: Transient burning, dryness of the nasal mucosa, sneezing, Nervousness, dizziness, headache, Hypertension, palpitation or reflex bradycardia.