About OXYMETAZOLINE HYDROCHLORIDE
OXYMETAZOLINE HYDROCHLORIDE belongs to the class of medications called alpha1A adrenoceptor agonists. The usage/indication of oxymetazoline hydrochloride depends on the dosage form. For instance, nasal spray solution is indicated for the treatment of nasal congestion. Oxymetazoline hydrochloride cream is used to treat ongoing facial redness caused by rosacea (a skin disease that causes redness and pimples on the face). In ophthalmic form, it is used to treat ptosis (drooping) of the eyelid, eye redness, and discomfort.
Directions for Use
Nasal spray: You need to prime the spray if you're using it for the first time or if it's been five days or more since you last used the medication. It implies that you must squeeze the bottle to release part of the medication before using it. Before each usage, give the nasal spray a good shake. To clean your nostrils, blow your nose. Next, spray the medication into each nostril while maintaining your erect posture. Close the cap tightly after use and wipe the bottle's tip. Unless your doctor advises you to use more regularly or apply more than two times in a 24-hour period, refrain from doing so.
Hands should be properly washed with water before and after using eye drops. To produce a little sac, tilt your head back and pull down the lower eyelid. Squeeze a drop into the eye using the dropper. For around two to three minutes, close your eyes. After use, don't clean or rinse the dropper tip. Cream applied topically: Clean and dry the afflicted region. Next, dab a small amount of the medication onto the affected region. Both before and after using, wash your hands.
Follow your physician's advice when using the medication. Utilize the indicated dose only. Use just the recommended creams or moisturizers at any given time. Applying this medication to open wounds or broken skin is not advised. Ensure that the medication does not get in your eyes. If the medication accidentally gets in your eyes, give them a good rinse with water.