Dristan 0.05%(Oxymetazoline Hydrochloride)
Dristan Drug Information
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Dristan 0.05% is used for temporary relief of congestion in the nose caused by various conditions including the common cold, sinusitis, hay fever, and allergies. It works by narrowing the blood vessels in the nose area, reducing swelling and congestion.
How to Use Dristan
Use Dristan 0.05% in the nose as directed. Follow all directions on the product package, or use as directed by your doctor. If you are uncertain about any of the information, consult your doctor or pharmacist. Gently blow your nose before using Dristan 0.05%. Use your finger to close the nostril on the side not receiving the medication. While keeping your head upright, place the spray tip into the open nostril. Spray the medication into the open nostril as you breathe in through your nose. Sniff hard a few times to be sure the medication reaches deep into the nose. Repeat these steps for the other nostril if needed. Avoid spraying the medication into your eyes or onto the middle of the inside of your nose (nasal septum). Rinse the spray tip with hot water or wipe with a clean tissue after each use. Make sure that water does not get inside the container. Replace cap after each use. Dristan 0.05% provides only temporary relief. Do not use more often, use more sprays, or use longer than directed because doing so may increase the risk of side effects. Also, do not use Dristan 0.05% for more than 3 days or it may cause a condition called rebound congestion. Symptoms of rebound congestion include long-term redness and swelling inside the nose and increased runny nose. If this occurs, stop using Dristan 0.05% and consult your doctor or pharmacist. Inform your doctor if your condition worsens or persists after 3 days.
Before using this nasal decongestant, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to other sympathomimetics (e.g., pseudoephedrine); or if you have any other allergies. Dristan 0.05% may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details. If you have any of the following health problems,heart/blood vessel disease, overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism), diabetes, high blood pressure, difficulty urinating (due to enlarged prostate). Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist that you are using Dristan 0.05%. Caution is advised when using Dristan 0.05% in children because they may be more sensitive to the effects of the drug. Check the product package or consult with your doctor or pharmacist about whether this nasal spray can be used in children. During pregnancy, Dristan 0.05% should be used only when clearly needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. It is not known whether Dristan 0.05% passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
If you are taking Dristan 0.05% under your doctor's direction, your doctor or pharmacist may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for them. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with your doctor or pharmacist first. Taking MAO inhibitors with Dristan 0.05% may cause a serious (possibly fatal) drug interaction. Avoid taking MAO inhibitors (isocarboxazid, linezolid, methylene blue, moclobemide, phenelzine, procarbazine, rasagiline, safinamide, selegiline, tranylcypromine) during treatment with Dristan 0.05%. Most MAO inhibitors should also not be taken for two weeks before treatment with Dristan 0.05%. Ask your doctor when to start or stop taking Dristan 0.05%. If you are currently using any of these medications listed above, tell your doctor or pharmacist before starting the nasal decongestant. Before using Dristan 0.05%, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription/herbal products you may use,high blood pressure medications (e.g., guanethidine), tricyclic antidepressants (e.g., amitriptyline). Some products have ingredients that could raise your heart rate or blood pressure. Tell your pharmacist what products you are using, and ask how to use them safely (especially cough-and-cold products or diet aids). This document does not contain all possible interactions. Therefore, before using Dristan 0.05%, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all the products you use. Keep a list of all your medications with you, and share the list with your doctor and pharmacist.
Dristan Side Effects
What are Dristan side effects?
Side effects are physical, mental or emotional symptoms which occur in addition to or outside of the desired effect of a therapeutic treatment such as an over-the-counter or prescribed drug or medication. Side effects from Dristan may occur at the beginning or at the end of treatment and may also depend on the length of time an individual remains on the treatment. Side effects, also known as adverse effects, are generally more likely to occur when starting treatment. Individuals may also experience side effects from Dristan as a result of an interaction with other medications.
Side Effects of Dristan
The side effects of Dristan may vary in number and intensity for many different reasons. Factors such as age, weight, gender and ethnicity may influence the side effects of Dristan. Also, an individual’s state of general physical health and seriousness of the disease or illness as well as an increase or decrease in dosage may lead to side effects. Further, side effects from Dristan may also occur as a result of an interaction with certain herbal supplements, foods or drinks.
Prescription drug side effects can be serious and may cause patients to stop the treatment. However, when side effects from the use of a prescription drug, such as Dristan, do occur a patient should consult their physician. A physician may prescribe an additional treatment in order to control the symptoms or an adjustment in the dosage may be made. In addition, changes to diet, exercise or other lifestyle activities may help to lessen the side effects of Dristan.
By understanding side effects and the factors which may influence the occurrence of side effects patients are empowered to take an active role in their care. Patients who have specific questions about the side effects of Dristan, or any other medication, should contact their physician. General information about Dristan and the side effects associated with Dristan are described in the following:
Common Dristan Side Effects
Less Frequent Dristan Side Effects
- rebound nasal congestion
- headache disorder
- dry nose
- nasal passage irritation
Rare or Very Rare Dristan Side Effects
- cardiac arrhythmia
Refer to storage information printed on the package. Protect from heat and light. Keep all medicines away from children and pets. Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard Dristan 0.05% when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company for more details about how to safely discard your product.
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