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Oxymetazoline Topical Dosage

Applies to the following strength(s): 1%

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Usual Adult Dose for:

Additional dosage information:

Usual Adult Dose for Acne Rosacea

Apply a thin layer to cover the entire face (e.g., forehead, nose, cheeks, chin) once a day

Comments:
-The eyes and lips should be avoided during application.
-Patients should wash their hands immediately after application.

Use: Topical treatment of persistent facial erythema associated with rosacea

Renal Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Liver Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Precautions

Safety and efficacy have not been established in patients younger than 18 years.

Consult WARNINGS section for additional precautions.

Dialysis

Data not available

Other Comments

Administration advice:
-Laminated tubes should be kept tightly closed when not in use.
-Pump bottles should be primed before the first use; the actuator should be depressed until cream is dispensed, then pumped 3 times. Any cream dispensed during priming should be discarded.
-This drug is for topical use only, and should be used with caution around mucous membranes and disrupted skin (e.g., irritation, open wounds).

General:
-Limitation of use: Oral, ophthalmic, and intravaginal use should be avoided.

Patient advice:
-Patients should be reminded to wash their hands after application of a dose.
-Patients with cardiovascular disease should be instructed to seek immediate medical attention if their condition worsens.
-Patients with worsening vascular insufficiency and/or those who develop signs/symptoms of insufficiency should be instructed to seek immediate medical attention.
-Patients who develop signs/symptoms of angle closure glaucoma should seek immediate medical attention.

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