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Natazol

Oxymetazoline

NAME STRENGTH PACK SIZE DOSAGE FORM
Natazol 0.025 0.025% w/v 10 ml Paediatric Nasal Drops
Natazol 0.05 0.05% w/v 10 ml Nasal Drops

Description

Oxymetazoline Hydrochloride is an imidazoline derivative sympathomimetic amine. It directly stimulates alpha adrenergic receptors of the sympathetic nervous system. Intranasal application of oxymetazoline results in constriction of dilated arterioles and reduction in nasal blood flow and congestion.

Natazol 0.05% Nasal Drops: Each ml contains Oxymetazoline Hydrochloride BP 0.5 mg. Natazol 0.025% Paediatric Nasal Drops: Each ml contains Oxymetazoline Hydrochloride BP 0.25 mg.

Oxymetazoline Hydrochloride is applied topically to relieve nasal congestion associated with acute or chronic rhinitis, common cold, sinusitis, and hay fever or other allergies. It is also used as nasal decongestant in otitis media.

Natazol 0.05% Nasal Drops: Adults and children 6 yrs of age and older: 2-3 drops in each nostril twice daily for 3-5 days. Natazol 0.025% Nasal Drops: 2 years to 5 years: 2 to 3 drops to each nostril twice daily as needed. 6 years to 18 years: 4 to 6 drops to each nostril twice daily as needed.

Transient burning, dryness of the nasal mucosa, sneezing, nervousness, dizziness, headache, hypertension, palpitation or reflex bradycardia.

Children under 5 years of age should not use Natazol 0.05% Nasal Drops. Children with ages between 2 to 5 years can suitably use Natazol 0.025% Paediatric Nasal Drops.

Pregnancy: Safe use of oxymetazoline during pregnancy has not been established; it should be avoided by pregnant women. Nursing Mother: It is not known whether oxymetazoline is secreted in human breast milk or not; hence caution is advised.

Monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs): Concomitant use of oxymetazoline and MAOI can result in hypertensive reaction. Tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs): TCAs may increase the effects of oxymetazoline on blood pressure.

Store at cool and dry place, protected from light. Do not freeze. Keep out of reach of children.

Contraindicated in patients hypersensitive to Oxymetazoine Hydrochloride.

Natazol 0.05% Nasal Drops: Each plastic dropper bottle contains 10 ml nasal drops. Natazol 0.025% Paediatric Nasal Drops: Each plastic dropper bottle contains 10 ml nasal drops.