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Olinoz 0.05% Spray

Manufactured byEmenox Healthcare
Description

Olinoz 0.05% Spray is an effective nasal decongestant medicine. It shrinks the blood vessels present in the nose and relieves stuffy nose caused due to allergies, sinus infections, and the common cold.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Olinoz 0.05% Spray

  • Dryness of mouth/throat
  • Headache
  • Increased blood pressure
  • Dizziness
  • Increased heartbeat

Uses of Olinoz 0.05% Spray

What is it prescribed for?

  • Nasal congestion
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    The effect of this medicine can be observed within 5-10 minutes of administration.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 5-6 hours.
  • Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is this a habit forming medicine?
    No habit forming tendencies were reported.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using/receiving this medicine.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using/receiving this medicine.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use if you have a known history of allergy to Xylometazoline or any other inactive ingredients present in the formulation.

Heart diseases

This medicine is not recommended for use if you have a disease of the heart and the blood vessels due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using/receiving this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using/receiving this medicine.
General warnings

Increase in blood pressure

This medicine should be used with caution since it may increase the risk of blood pressure levels. Regular monitoring of blood pressure levels is necessary for such patients. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Heart disease

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with a known history of cardiovascular disorders due to the increased risk of serious adverse effects. Close monitoring of heart function and vital signs, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition of the patient.

Thyroid gland disorder

This medicine should be used with caution in patients suffering from a disorder of the thyroid gland. You might need to undergo certain tests to determine the safe and effective use of this medicine.

Diabetes

Use of this medicine can alter the blood sugar levels and hence should be used with caution in patients who are diabetic. Regular monitoring of blood glucose levels is necessary for such patients. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Difficulty in urination

Use of this medicine can cause pain and difficulty in urination for patients having an enlarged prostate gland. It should be used with caution in such cases.

Prolonged usage

This medicine should not be used for more than 3 times a day as prolonged exposure may cause congestion to recur or worsen.

Neurosurgery

This medicine is not recommended for use if you have recently had surgery to remove pituitary gland tumors or other surgeries that may expose the outer layers of the brain.

Use in children

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients less than 12 years of age since the safety and efficacy of use are not clinically established. However, your doctor may prescribe this medicine if the benefits significantly outweigh the risks. In such a case, the patient should be monitored closely for any undesirable side effects.

Missed Dose

Use the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next scheduled dose then the missed dose can be skipped.

Overdose

Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine

Linezolid

Nortriptyline

Sibutramine

Doxepin

Procarbazine

Disease interactions

Benign prostatic hyperplasia

This medicine should be used with caution in patients having an enlarged prostate gland. Prolonged use and a high dose of this medicine should be avoided in such cases. Report any instance of increased difficulty in urination to the doctor. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Heart and blood vessel disorder

This medicine should be used with caution in patients suffering from a disease of the heart and the blood vessels. Do not exceed the dose amount recommended by the doctor. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Diabetes

This medicine should be administered with caution in patients having diabetes. You may require a dose adjustment and more frequent monitoring of blood sugar levels while using this medicine. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Use this medicine by following all the directions on the label or the package insert. Do not use in larger or smaller amounts or for a prolonged duration. It should not be taken more than three times a day. Contact your doctor if symptoms do not improve after 5 days of use.
Miscelleneous

Usage does not depend on food timings

To be taken as instructed by doctor

May cause sleepiness

How it works
This medicine works by shrinking the blood vessels in the nasal passages.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Unknown

Approved

Classification

Category

Nasal antihistamines and decongestants

Schedule

OTC

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https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/medicine/21058

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https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?setid=b70ba985-2894-493f-a4cf-c9102fe36d97

Xylometazoline - DrugBank [Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2017 [cited 26 May 2017]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB06694

Xylometazoline | C16H24N2 - PubChem [Internet]. Pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. 2017 [cited 26 May 2017]. Available from:

https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/5709#section=Top
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