Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A vasoconstricting drug, C16H24N2O, that is used topically in the form of its hydrochloride salt to reduce nasal congestion.

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  • n. A selective alpha-1 agonist and partial alpha-2 agonist topical decongestant, developed from xylometazoline.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

(hydr)oxy + met(hyl) + (imid)azol(e) + -ine2.

Examples

  • Avoid over-the-counter decongestant nasal sprays such as oxymetazoline (Afrin and generic), which can worsen symptoms.

    Q&A: What's causing my constant runny nose?

  • Avoid over-the-counter decongestant nasal sprays such as oxymetazoline Afrin and generic, which can worsen symptoms.

    Q&A: What's causing my constant runny nose?

  • • NASAL SPRAYS: Contain decongestants such as oxymetazoline or xylometazoline, which constrict the blood vessels.

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  • Vasoconstrictors, such as naphazoline, phenylephrine, oxymetazoline, and tetrahydrozoline, act as a temporary solution for the short-term relief of the vascular injection and redness.

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  • Intense Sinus Relief contains oxymetazoline, a decongestant the Food and Drug Administration has found to be safe and effective.

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  • According to Amy Sutton Peak, PharmD, director of Drug Information Services at Butler University, about two-thirds of people who visit an emergency room for a persistent nosebleed are successfully treated with oxymetazoline, the decongestant found in common drugstore nasal sprays such as Afrin and Mucinex.

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  • Next, inhale through your nose while spraying oxymetazoline into the affected nostrils, and then pinch the soft part of your nose closed.

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  • Afrin or other nasal drops or sprays that contain oxymetazoline.

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