There’s nothing worse than feeling all bunged up and snotty, but that’s where decongestants like Xylometazoline can help. …read moreSee less
This ingredient works by relieving swelling in your nose, clearing that pesky blockage and giving you room to breathe.
If you prefer nasal sprays to decongestant tablets, Xylometazoline could be the perfect choice for you — you can even get treatments for kids aged 6 and up!
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Does xylometazoline have any side effects?
Like all medications, xylometazoline can have side effects, although not everyone will experience them. These include:
- Local irritation, e.g. burning sensation, soreness, dryness, stinging, itching, sneezing
- Cardiovascular symptoms (palpitations, change in heart rhythm, etc.) in those with heart problems
If you experience these or any other side effects while taking xylometazoline, stop use and speak to your doctor or pharmacist if necessary.
For a full list of the side effects of your own product, please read the patient information leaflet that comes included with it.
Is xylometazoline suitable for children?
Most xylometazoline nasal sprays can be used by children over the age of 12.
However, some xylometazoline nasal drops can be used by children as young as 6.
If you need a decongestant for your child, speak to your doctor or pharmacist before giving them anything for the first time, as they may wish to recommend a more suitable product.
Can I use xylometazoline hydrochloride during pregnancy?
You should not use xylometazoline hydrochloride during pregnancy.
If you’re pregnant and need a decongestant to ease symptoms of a cold or hay fever, speak to your doctor or pharmacist so they can recommend a suitable product for you.
If you’re breastfeeding, you should only use xylometazoline if your doctor has told you to do so.
Do decongestants help headaches?
When a cold or flu is causing your headache, it can be caused by swollen sinuses.
That means a decongestant could help to relieve headaches and facial pain by reducing the swelling of the blood vessels in your sinuses.
If that doesn’t help to relieve your headache, you could try a painkiller like paracetamol, ibuprofen or aspirin if they’re suitable for you.