Drixoral Decongestant Nasal Spray Metered Pump (Oxymetazoline Hydrochloride - otc) Customer Reviews

Drixoral Decongestant Nasal Spray Metered Pump

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Oxymetazoline nasal spray serves to alleviate nasal discomfort and sinus congestion resulting from colds, allergies, and hay fever. Oxymetazoline belongs to a class of medications known as nasal decongestants, and its mechanism of action involves narrowing the blood vessels in the nasal passages.

Uses and Dosage

Oxymetazoline is available as a liquid solution for nasal spraying. Typically, it is used every 10 to 12 hours as needed, but no more frequently than twice in a 24-hour period.

Use oxymetazoline nasal spray precisely as directed—avoid using more or less than prescribed by your doctor or indicated on the label.

Extended or more frequent use beyond the recommended duration may result in worsening congestion or temporary relief followed by a return of symptoms. Do not use oxymetazoline nasal spray for more than 3 days. If your symptoms persist after 3 days of treatment, discontinue its use and consult your doctor.

Oxymetazoline nasal spray is intended solely for nasal use; do not swallow the medication.

To prevent the potential spread of infection, refrain from sharing your spray dispenser with others.

After use, rinse the dispenser tip with hot water or wipe it clean.

Follow the provided instructions on the package label for using the nasal spray. If the product comes in a pump dispenser, prime the pump by pressing down on the rim several times before the first use. When ready to administer the spray, keep your head upright without tilting and place the bottle tip in your nostril. For the nasal spray, squeeze the bottle quickly and firmly. If the product comes in a pump dispenser, press down on the rim with a firm, even stroke, and inhale deeply.

Side Effects

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention:

  • burning
  • stinging
  • increased nasal discharge
  • dryness inside the nose
  • sneezing
  • nervousness
  • nausea
  • dizziness
  • headache
  • difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep

Inform your healthcare provider immediately if you experience any serious side effects:

  • fast heartbeat
  • slow heartbeat


  • Before using this nasal decongestant, inform your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it, to other sympathomimetics (such as pseudoephedrine), or if you have any other allergies. Inactive ingredients in the product may trigger allergic reactions or other complications.
  • Consult your doctor or pharmacist before using this product if you have any of the following health problems: heart/blood vessel disease, overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism), diabetes, high blood pressure, or difficulty urinating (due to an enlarged prostate).
  • Children may be more sensitive to the side effects of this drug. Check the product package or consult with your doctor or pharmacist to determine if this nasal spray is suitable for use in children.
  • During pregnancy, use this medication only when absolutely necessary. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
  • The passage of this drug into breast milk is unknown. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding to ensure a well-informed decision.

Form and Strength

Drixoral Decongestant Nasal Spray Metered Pump is available in the following forms and strengths:

  • Drixoral Decongestant Nasal Spray Metered Pump nasal spray:
    • 0.05 %


How long does it take for Drixoral Decongestant Nasal Spray to work?

Drixoral Decongestant Nasal Spray has a nearly instantaneous onset of action, it should begin relieving your symptoms in 5-10 minutes.

Why can’t I use Drixoral Decongestant Nasal Spray for longer than 3 days?

Drixoral Decongestant Nasal Spray shouldn’t be used for longer than 3 days because this can cause your congestion to come back (rebound congestion) or get worse, which can make it harder to treat.


  1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC9196668/#:~:text=Oxymetazoline%20has%20a%20nearly%20instantaneous,(5%E2%80%9310%20minutes).&text=Oxymetazoline%20Hydrochloride%20Nasal%20Spray%200.05,the%20relief%20of%20stuffy%20nose
  2. https://www.mayoclinic.org/drugs-supplements/oxymetazoline-nasal-route/description/drg-20067830
  3. https://www.webmd.com/drugs/2/drug-10008/dristan-spray-nasal/details
  4. https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a608026.html
  5. https://www.drugs.com/cdi/dristan-spray.html

Additional information

Generic name:

Oxymetazoline Hydrochloride – otc


Nasal Spray



Quantities Available:

25mL, 50mL

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