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Oxymetazoline Hydrochloride

Popular Brands: : Afrin, Nasal, Nasal Spray, Oxymetazoline Hcl, Oxymetazoline Hydrochloride
Official FDA Reports13,235
Social Media Events1,511
Total Posts72,812
Avg. Review Score3.88/ 5
Active Ingredients
  • Oxymetazoline Hydrochloride
Approved Uses *
  • No other uses available

* Extracted from Drug Label

Manufacturers
  • A-s Medication Solutions Llc
  • Access Business Group International Llc
  • Altaire Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • American Sales Company
  • Amerisource Bergen
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  This report is for all products sharing this active ingredient. For more details, please use our Workbench for research on individual brands like Afrin.

* Extracted from FDA Adverse Event Report

Explanation

The quarterly trend chart illustrates changing levels of adverse events over time. Results from both the FDA Adverse Event Database (FAERS) and adverse events extracted from social media by Druginformer are plotted side-by-side for easy comparison.


The proportion of people completing user reviews who complained about a side effect.

The proportion of social media adverse event complaints for each adverse event type.

The proportion of FAERS (FDA) adverse event complaints for each adverse event type.


Oxymetazoline Hydrochloride Side Effects

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* DrugInformer calculates alarm using a proprietary algorithm. Alarm should not be taken as an ofiicial signal from the FDA or other regulatory entity.


User Voices

The following are comments from users that experienced side effects while taking Oxymetazoline Hydrochloride

Ulcer

chance of side effects, Ulcers and bleeding in nostrils once a day spray, pre metered Works, but side effects not worth it! I have tried a lot of different allergy medication...


Source: Veramyst-Nasal-Spray-review-ca982

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Did the author experience ulcer while taking oxymetazoline hydrochloride?

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Haemorrhage

chance of side effects, Ulcers and bleeding in nostrils once a day spray, pre metered Works, but side effects not worth it! I have tried a lot of different allergy medication...


Source: Veramyst-Nasal-Spray-review-ca982

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Dysgeusia

... dose it is completely obvious. She gets all sniffly and always gets a cough if she misses her allergy medicine. Neither of us has experienced any side effects, either. She hates the taste in the back ...


Source: Veramyst-Nasal-Spray-review-d73010

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Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in fdb.rxlist.com on September 19, 2015 @ 12:00 am

urns my throat and causes it to hurt for hours. Also ive had insomnia when I take it and didn't connect that with this medication until reading another review. Clears congestion but in my opinion th...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Clary in fdb.rxlist.com on August 15, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Pain, Burning sensation, Migraine

Posted By Tania in fdb.rxlist.com on August 4, 2015 @ 12:00 am

... I ended up having to go to Urgent care. Immediate Migraine. Intense burning throughout sinuses that three hours, three shots and two prescription pills later, still makes it hurt to breathe. Profuse n...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By BELLAGIRL in fdb.rxlist.com on May 17, 2015 @ 12:00 am

This is the first medication that I have used that actually stops the constant runny nose. I use it twice daily. It is easy to use, does not drip down my throat because it is a powder, and actually ...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Steve D in fdb.rxlist.com on May 5, 2015 @ 12:00 am

I have had migraines for years. I do the steroid treatments and this spray is a great back-up to sleep at night. My migraines come in the early morning hours.It will help you sleep and block out pain....

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Nosey in fdb.rxlist.com on May 4, 2015 @ 12:00 am

I mean it works, but it stings my throat for a while.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in fdb.rxlist.com on April 28, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Epistaxis

Posted By Anonymous in fdb.rxlist.com on April 21, 2015 @ 12:00 am

... can sleep all night, wake up without a sore throat, able to breath freely and without a sinus headache. During allergy season I will use 2 x daily. Or add Loradine. If I get slight nose bleeds , I may...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Mimi in fdb.rxlist.com on April 20, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Had a constant runny nose. Had allergy tests which showed no allergies. Doctor recommended Ipratropium Bromide nasal spray and it works pretty well for me. I use a minimum dose and I'm pleased enoug...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By kf12356 in fdb.rxlist.com on April 1, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Starting using this as I was having chronic problems with my sinuses and vertigo due to allergies. It works very well and takes care of almost all of my symtoms, even that chronic sore throat that I ...


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* About FAERS: The FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS) is used by FDA for activities such as looking for new safety concerns that might be related to a marketed product, evaluating a manufacturer's compliance to reporting regulations and responding to outside requests for information. Reporting of adverse events is a voluntary process, and not every report is sent to FDA and entered into FAERS. The FAERS database may contain duplicate reports, the report quality is variable, and many factors may influence reporting (e.g., media attention, length of time a drug is marketed, market share). For these reasons, FAERS case reports cannot be used to calculate incidence or estimates of risk for a particular product or compare risks between products.