Oxydrop

Oxymetazoline Hydrochloride
30 mg & 60 mg Nasal Drops
Description:

Oxydrop (Oxymetazoline Hydrochloride) is an imidazoline derivative sympathomimetic amine. It is a direct agonist at α-adrenoceptors but has no actions on β-adrenoceptors. It is used as a topical agent on the nasal mucosa, produces a rapid and long acting vasoconstriction of the arterioles, thus reducing blood flow and diminishing swelling of the mucosa. This results in improved potency of the airway and better drainage of the nasal sinus.


  • Composition

    Oxydrop 0.05% Nasal Drops: Each ml nasal drop contains Oxymetazoline Hydrochloride USP 0.5 mg.

    Oxydrop 0.025% Paediatric Nasal Drops: Each ml nasal drop contains Oxymetazoline Hydrochloride USP 0.25 mg.

  • Indication

    Oxymetazoline is indicated for the treatment of nasal congestion associated with acute or chronic rhinitis, sinusitis, common cold and hay fever or other allergies
  • Dosage & Administration

    Adults & children 6 years of age: 2-3 drops of Oxydrop 0.05% Nasal Drops in each nostril twice daily in the morning and evening.

    Children 2-5 years of age: 2-3 drops of Oxydrop 0.025% Nasal Drops in each nostril twice daily in the morning and evening, The Oxymetazoline Hydrochloride should be used for no longer than 5 days.
  • Contraindication

    Oxymetazoline is contraindicated to patients with hypersensitivity to any ingredient in this formulation
  • Precaution

    Patients sensitive to other nasal decongestants may be sensitive to this medication also. Avoid prolonged treatments because of the risk of rebound congestion and rhinitis.
  • Side Effects

    Nasal dryness. Very rarely and temporarily: Nasal burning, sneezing. In case of prolonged use or high doses systemic effects may occur: Headache, insomnia, palpitations.
  • Drug Interaction

    Oxymetazoline Hydrochloride causes hypertensive crisis if used simultaneously with MAO inhibitor or Tricyclic antidepressant.
  • Overdose

    Following a proper application, system action is unlikely. If, however, some of the drops are swallowed, systemic effect can be produced. Symptoms include irregular heartbeat, headache, insomnia, nausea and nervousness.
  • Pregnancy & Lactation

    Safe use of Oxymetazoline Hydrochloride during pregnancy has not been estabilshed. Oxymetazoline Hydrochloride drops should only be used during pregnancy afrer a close risk benefit evaluation. It should not be administred to lactating mother due to possible cardiovascular effects on the infants.
  • Storage Condition

    Keep in a dry place away from ligh and heat. Keep out of the reach of children.
  • How Supplied

    Oxydrop 0.05% Nasal Drops: Each plastic dropper bottle contains 10 ml nasal drops.

    Oxydrop 0.25% Paediatric Nasal Drops: Each plastic dropper bottle contains 10 ml nasal drops.