Active Ingredient(s): Oxymetazoline
Category: Allergies, Cough & Cold

Afrin Overview

Oxymetazoline, sold under the brand name Afrin among others, is a topical decongestant and vasoconstrictor medication. It is available over-the-counter as a nasal spray to treat nasal congestion and nosebleeds, as eyedrops to treat eye redness due to minor irritation, and (in the United States) as a prescription topical cream to treat persistent facial redness due to rosacea in adults. Its effects begin within minutes and last for up to 6 hours. Intranasal use for longer than three days may c...

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Rhinitis and Deselex

I have acute and ongoing rhinitis. I was on Flucatizone, but now I have an irritated, burning and bleeding nose. Will Deselex help for my chronically blocked nose? I use Afrin, but find it is a bit harsh to use frequently. ## Hi Rita, Sorry to hear about the ongoing symptoms you're having. From what I could gather, Deselex (Desloratadine) is an antihistamine used for treating or preventing allergy symptoms, such as sneezing or a runny/stuffy nose, etc. Apparently it works by blocking histamine, the substance in the body that is known for causing these allergic symptoms. So it would seem to me that you have the right medication. Is this something your doctor recommended? ## No it was not recommend by my doctor. I was just wondering if it could be an alternative for the Flucatizone wh...

Low Dose Decongestants Spray

cvs had a 4 hour strength AFREN (sec) AFREN equal less than 0.05 strength last season now off the shelf ## Have you tried checking other drugstores? I'm sorry, but we aren't affiliated with any company, or phamacy, so we have no control over what they keep in stock, nor do we have any way of influencing that. The exact ingredients in Afrin depend on which formulation you purchase. Have you tried asking a pharmacist? They might be able to help you find an equivalent.


Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

  • Cream: 1%
  • Solution: 0.025%, 0.05%, 0.1%
  • Solution/drops: 0.025%, 0.03%, 0.1%
  • Spray: 0.05%
  • Spray, Metered: 0.025%, 0.05%
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Afrin: (1 result)

Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 67751-185 Afrin .5 mg/ml Topical Spray by Navajo Manufacturing Company Inc.

Other drugs which contain Oxymetazoline or a similar ingredient: (21 results)