An Introduction to Oxymetazoline Nasal Spray Side Effects
Just like any medicine, oxymetazoline nasal spray
OM™, and many others) can cause side effects. However, not everyone who uses the medication will have problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are easily treated by you or your healthcare provider.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with oxymetazoline nasal spray. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list of oxymetazoline nasal spray side effects with you.)
Serious Side Effects of Oxymetazoline Nasal Spray
Some oxymetazoline side effects, while occurring infrequently, are potentially serious and should be reported immediately to your healthcare provider. These include but are not limited to:
- An unexplained rash or hives
- Unexplained swelling, especially of the mouth, lips, or throat
- Wheezing or difficulty breathing.