Xylometazoline is a sympathomimetic agent with marked alphaadrenergic activity, and is intended for use in the nose. It constricts the nasal blood vessels, thereby decongesting the mucosa of the nose and neighboring regions of the pharynx. This enables patients suffering from colds to breathe more easily through the nose. The effect of Xylometazoline begins within a few minutes and persists for several hours. Xylometazoline is generally well tolerated and does not impair the function of ciliated epithelium. Systemic absorption may occur following nasal application of Xylometazoline.
Rhinozol Nasal Drops 0.1%
Adults: 2 or 3 drops of Xylometazoline Adult formula (0.1%) two to three times daily. This adult formula should not be used for children under the age of 12 years.
Children under 12 Years: 1 or 2 drops of the Xylometazoline children’s formula (0.05%) in each nostril once or twice daily. Not to be used in infants less than 3 months.