Dosage: Adult: As 0.1% solution: Instill into each nostril bid-tid. Max duration: 7 days.
Child: As 0.05% solution: 3 mth-12 yr: 1-2 drops into each nostril once or bid. Max duration: 7 days.
Not to be used in infants less than 3 months. Xylometazoline adult formula should not be used for children under the age of 12 years.
Side effects: The following side effects have occasionally been encountered: a burning sensation in the nose and throat, local irritation, nausea, headache, and dryness of the nasal mucosa. Systemic cardiovascular effects have occurred, and this should be kept in mind when giving Xylometazoline to people with cardiovascular disease.