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Nasal Mist

Generic Name: Oxymetazoline nasal [ox-ee-me-TAZ-oh-leen-NAY-sal]
The Brand Names are: 12 Hour Nasal, 12-Hour Nasal Decongestant Afrin, Afrin All Night NoDrip, Afrin Allergy Sinus, etc. Show the entire 35 brands
The Class of Drugs: Nasal antihistamines and decongestants

What is Nasal mist?

Oxymetazoline is a decongestant that reduces blood vessels in the passages of the nasal airways. The blood vessels are dilapidated and can lead to nose congestion (stuffy nasal congestion).

Nasal mist (for your nose) is a temporary remedy for nose congestion (stuffy nose) due to allergic reactions or the common cold.Nasal mist can also be used for other purposes not covered in this medication guide.

Side effects of Nasal Mist

See a doctor immediately. If you experience any of the following symptoms that indicate reactions to an allergen, such as hives, difficulty breathing, and swelling of your lips, face, and tongue,

Nasal mist could cause severe adverse consequences. Stop taking nasal mist and consult your physician immediately in the event that you experience:

  • Chronic or worsening symptoms
  • Extreme burning or stinging in your nose following the use of the spray on your nose
  • Chest pain, rapid or uneven heart rate,
  • Extreme headache that causes a buzzing sensation within your ears. an anxiety attack, disorientation, or a feeling of being short of breath.

Common adverse consequences of nasal mist may include:

  • Slight burning or stinging of the nose;
  • Sneezing;
  • Nasal runny.

This isn't a complete list of possible side effects, and other effects may also be present. Consult your physician for advice regarding medical effects. You can report any side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.


Nasal mist (for the nose) is used to provide temporary relief from nasal congestion due to allergies or the common cold.

You should stop using nasal mist and consult your doctor immediately in the event of any ongoing or deteriorating symptoms or if you suffer from extreme burning or stinging pain in your nose following the use of the spray.

Before you take this drug

You shouldn't apply nasal mist if you are sensitive to it.

Speak with a physician or pharmacist about whether it is safe to take this medication in the event of any other medical conditions, such as:

  • Coronary illness, high blood pressure, coronary artery disease;
  • Diabetes;
  • An thyroid disorder;
  • Prostate enlargement or urinary issues

FDA pregnancy category C. It isn't known whether nasal mist can cause harm to a baby who is not yet born. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to get pregnant while taking the medication.

It isn't known if the nasal oxymetazoline is absorbed into breast milk or if it harms nursing babies. Consult your physician if you are breastfeeding a baby.

How to Take Nasal mist?

Follow the directions on the label or as directed by your physician. Don't use in greater quantities, in smaller amounts, or for a longer time than is recommended.

The use of the medicine excessively or frequently can aggravate your conditions or trigger nasal congestion that will go away and then return.Contact your physician if your symptoms don't improve after three days.

Do not use this medication in conjunction with anyone else, regardless of whether they are suffering from similar symptoms to yours. Sharing the nasal spray bottle could cause an infection.

For use with the nasal drops (nasal solution):

  • Blow your nose gently Retract your head to the maximum extent you can, or lie down and place your head on the side of your mattress. Then, hold the dropper above your nose and place the right amount of drops inside your nose.
  • Then, sit up and gently bend your head forward. Then shift it slowly left and right. Keep your head bent forward for a couple of minutes.
  • Do not blow or sneeze your nose for an hour after applying the drops to your nose.

To apply the spray for nasal use:

  • Breathe through your nose slowly. Maintain your head in a straight position and place the tip of the bottle through one nostril. Make sure your other nostril is closed by using your fingers. Breathe quickly and slowly, spraying the medication into your nostrils. After that, spray the other nostril.
  • Don't breathe through your nostrils for an hour after applying the spray to your nose.

Don't use the spray on your nose more than twice in 24 hours.Clean the edge of the spray bottle using a dry tissue, but do not wash it with soap or water.

Keep at room temperature, away from heat and moisture. Avoid freezing. Make sure the bottle is tightly sealed when not being used.

What happens if I miss the dose?

Utilize the dose you missed immediately after you recall. Avoid your missed dose if you are nearing the time for the next dose. Do not take any additional medicine to make up for the missing dosage.

What happens If I overdose?

Get medical attention immediately or contact the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222 in the event that anyone has accidentally swallowed the medicine.

Keep nasal mist out of children's reach. Certain nasal medications could cause serious health problems for an infant who takes a swallow or sucks up the medicine in the spray bottle that is used for nasal use.

What should be avoided?

Follow your doctor's advice regarding any dietary restrictions regarding drinks, foods, or activities.

Interaction with other drugs

Consult a physician or pharmacist to determine if it's safe to take nasal mist if you're using one of the following medications:

  • An antidepressant—amitriptyline, clomipramine, desipramine, doxepin, imipramine, nortriptyline;
  • Ergot medicine—ergotamine, dihydroergotamine, ergonovine, methylergonovine;
  • An MAO inhibitor—isocarboxazid, linezolid, phenelzine, rasagiline, selegiline, and tranylcypromine.

This list isn't exhaustive, and other medications could be incompatible when used in conjunction with nasal mist. Inform your doctor about the medications you are taking. This includes prescription, over-the-counter or vitamin-based herbal remedies. Don't begin any new medication without first talking to your physician.