Xylometazoline belongs to a class of medication called sympathomimetics in a subclass of alpha agonists. It is indicated for treating nasal congestion.
Xylometazoline can be taken through the intranasal route.
Adult and elderly
Metered dose nasal spray: 1 spray in each nostril every 8 to 10 hours
Nasal drops: 2 to 3 drops in each nostril every 8 to 10 hour
Nasal spray: 1 or 2 sprays in each nostril every 8 to 10 hours
Common dosing schedule:
This schedule is for reference only, adjustments may be made according to individual needs.
Some common medications Xylometazoline may interact with:
Xylometazoline may interact with many other medications. Please notify your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking the above medication, dosage adjustments might be needed.
In Hong Kong, Xylometazoline is an over-the-counter medicine and can be purchased without a prescription from any retail outlet in Hong Kong. This includes grocery stores, convenience stores, medicine shops, and pharmacies. It can also be obtained from doctors. To find a pharmacy near you, refer to the list of pharmacies (“Authorized Sellers of Poisons”) from the Hong Kong Department of Health.
For more information about drug names and ingredients, you can visit Hong Kong’s Drug Office at https://www.drugoffice.gov.hk
Need more information?
For detailed information about the use of Xylometazoline in children, pregnancy and breastfeeding, and for questions about drug interactions, please check with your pharmacist or doctor.
Disclaimer: our goal is to provide you with the most relevant drug information and common dosage for Hong Kong. This information does not constitute medical advice. For specific treatment recommendations and advice, always discuss with your doctor or pharmacist, and follow the instructions included with your specific medicine.