Oxymetazoline Drug Information
Oxymetazoline nasal spray (Afrin®, Nostrilla®, Sudafed OM™, and many others) is a decongestant nasal spray that you can buy without a prescription. It can help relieve nasal congestion due to:
- Hay fever or other upper respiratory allergies
- The common cold
- Sinus infections or inflammation (sinusitis).
Although the drug is generally well tolerated, it is not suitable for everyone. Talk to your healthcare provider before using it if you have problems such as high blood pressure, heart disease, or diabetes. This product should be used for no more than three days at a time, or the nasal congestion may actually get worse.
(Click Oxymetazoline Nasal Spray for more information on this drug, including possible side effects, in-depth dosing guidelines, and how it works.)