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Xylometazoline
Essential medicine status
General description
Xylometazoline is a sympathomimetic adrenergic alpha-agonist used as a nasal decongestant.
INN
Xylometazoline
Medicine type
Chemical agent
EML status history
First added in 2009 (TRS 958) for Nasal congestion
Therapeutic equivalent for
Recommendations
Section
Ear, nose and throat medicines [c]
  • Local > Nasal > Spray: 0.05% w/v equivalent to 0.5 mg per mL
Indications