Helpful Instructions for Oxymetazoline Nasal Spray

When and How to Take This Medication

Some general considerations for those using oxymetazoline nasal spray include the following:
  • This medication comes in the form of a nasal spray. It is sprayed into each nostril twice daily.
  • Depending on the particular product, some of the nasal sprays need to be shaken before each use and some need to be primed before the first use.
  • Do not tip your head when using these products.
  • In order to prevent spreading infections, do not share your oxymetazoline nasal spray with other people.
  • Many different forms of oxymetazoline nasal sprays are available. Make sure to follow the specific instructions for your particular product.
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as directed.

Dosing Information

There is only one standard recommended dosage for this medication. As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
(Click Oxymetazoline Nasal Spray Dosage for more information.)

Drug Interactions

Oxymetazoline nasal spray may interact with some other medications (see Drug Interactions With Oxymetazoline Nasal Spray).

What If I Take an Overdose?

An overdose with this medication could potentially cause serious problems. If you happen to take too much oxymetazoline nasal spray, seek immediate medical attention.
(Click Oxymetazoline Nasal Spray Overdose for more information.)
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