What is Xylometazoline nasal?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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Xylometazoline is a decongestant used for the temporary relief of congestion or stuffiness in the nose caused by hay fever or other allergies, colds, or sinus trouble.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Allergic rhinitis 1 2
General health 1 0
Myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome 1 1
Nasal congestion 1 0
Non-allergic rhinitis 1 1
Runny nose (rhinorrhea) 1 0

Show all 8 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
1
Moderate
1
Mild
1
None
2

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Xylometazoline nasal

Side effect Patients
Addiction 1
Drug dependence 1
Rhinitis (nasal inflammation) 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Xylometazoline nasal

Dosage Patients
0.3 g daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Xylometazoline nasal

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Personal research 2
Side effects too severe 2
Course of treatment ended 1
Doctor's advice 1
See all 5 patients who've stopped taking Xylometazoline nasal

Duration

Currently taking Xylometazoline nasal

Duration Patients
5 - 10 years 1

Stopped taking Xylometazoline nasal

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 3
1 - 2 years 1
10 years or more 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 2
Usually 2
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 4
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 2
Not specified 3

What people switch to and from

Patients stopped taking Xylometazoline nasal and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Azelastine-fluticasone (Dymista) 1
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2 patient evaluations for Xylometazoline nasal

Mar 8, 2015 (Started Jun 30, 1996)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for sinus congestion)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (drug dependence)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Life saver. Can't think when I am all congested and the whole head hurts. Unfortunately I've been on and off it for the last 19 years. Not supposed to.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 16, 2009 (Started Oct 26, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for weakness of blowing nose)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Helps to blow my nose, when I have a cold
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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