Sinus Nasal Spray
Generic Name: Oxymetazoline (Nasal) (oks i met AZ oh leen)
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Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Oct 9, 2020.
Uses of Sinus Nasal Spray:
- It is used to treat nose stuffiness.
- It may be given to you for other reasons. Talk with the doctor.
What do I need to tell my doctor BEFORE I take Sinus Nasal Spray?
- If you have an allergy to oxymetazoline or any other part of Sinus Nasal Spray (oxymetazoline (nasal)).
- If you are allergic to Sinus Nasal Spray (oxymetazoline (nasal)); any part of Sinus Nasal Spray (oxymetazoline (nasal)); or any other drugs, foods, or substances. Tell your doctor about the allergy and what signs you had.
- If you have taken certain drugs for depression or Parkinson's disease in the last 14 days. This includes isocarboxazid, phenelzine, tranylcypromine, selegiline, or rasagiline. Very high blood pressure may happen.
This is not a list of all drugs or health problems that interact with Sinus Nasal Spray (oxymetazoline (nasal)).
Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all of your drugs (prescription or OTC, natural products, vitamins) and health problems. You must check to make sure that it is safe for you to take Sinus Nasal Spray (oxymetazoline (nasal)) with all of your drugs and health problems. Do not start, stop, or change the dose of any drug without checking with your doctor.
What are some things I need to know or do while I take Sinus Nasal Spray?
- Tell all of your health care providers that you take Sinus Nasal Spray (oxymetazoline (nasal)). This includes your doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists.
- Do not use for more than 3 days. Using Sinus Nasal Spray (oxymetazoline (nasal)) too often or for longer than you have been told may cause nose stuffiness to happen again or get worse.
- This medicine may cause harm if swallowed or if too much is used. The chance is higher in children. If Sinus Nasal Spray (oxymetazoline (nasal)) is swallowed or too much is used, call a doctor or poison control center right away.
- Talk with the doctor before you give Sinus Nasal Spray (oxymetazoline (nasal)) to a child younger than 6 years old.
- Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan on getting pregnant, or are breast-feeding. You will need to talk about the benefits and risks to you and the baby.
How is this medicine (Sinus Nasal Spray) best taken?
Use Sinus Nasal Spray (oxymetazoline (nasal)) as ordered by your doctor. Read all information given to you. Follow all instructions closely.
- Do not take Sinus Nasal Spray (oxymetazoline (nasal)) by mouth. Use in your nose only. Keep out of your mouth and eyes (may burn).
- Some of these drugs need to be shaken before use. Be sure you know if this product needs to be shaken before using it.
- Some products may have different ways to prime the pump. Some pumps may also need to be primed if not used for different periods of time. Follow how and when to prime as you have been told.
- Blow your nose before use.
- Do not tilt your head back before using Sinus Nasal Spray (oxymetazoline (nasal)).
- Put the cap back on after you are done using your dose.
What do I do if I miss a dose?
- If you use Sinus Nasal Spray (oxymetazoline (nasal)) on a regular basis, use a missed dose as soon as you think about it.
- If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time.
- Do not use 2 doses at the same time or extra doses.
- Many times Sinus Nasal Spray (oxymetazoline (nasal)) is used on an as needed basis. Do not use more often than told by the doctor.
What are some side effects that I need to call my doctor about right away?
What are some other side effects of Sinus Nasal Spray?
- Nose irritation.
- Burning or stinging.
- Runny nose.
If OVERDOSE is suspected:
How do I store and/or throw out Sinus Nasal Spray?
- Store at room temperature in a dry place. Do not store in a bathroom.
- Keep all drugs in a safe place. Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.
Consumer information use
- If your symptoms or health problems do not get better or if they become worse, call your doctor.
- Do not share your drugs with others and do not take anyone else's drugs.
- Some drugs may have another patient information leaflet. Check with your pharmacist. If you have any questions about Sinus Nasal Spray (oxymetazoline (nasal)), please talk with your doctor, nurse, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
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