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Xylometazoline VP 10ml


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Xylometazoline VP 10ml

Xylometazoline VP is a nasal decongestant. It reduces the swelling of the nasal mucosa and makes it easier to breathe. The drug should not be used chronically.


The active substance is xylometazoline hydrochloride  (Xylometazolini hydrochloridum) .

1 g of nasal drops contains 1 mg of xylometazoline hydrochloride.

Excipients: disodium phosphate dodecahydrate, sodium dihydrogen phosphate dihydrate, sodium chloride, benzalkonium bromide (10% solution), purified water.


Always use this medicine exactly as described in the package leaflet or as directed by your doctor or pharmacist. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.

The usual dose of Xylometazoline VP (1 mg / g) is:

  • Children over 12 years of age and adults: topically, 2 to 3 drops of the drug into each nostril 3 times a day.

The drug should not be used for more than 5 days.
If you have the impression that the effect of the drug is too strong or too weak, consult your doctor.


Xylometazoline VP narrows the blood vessels of the nasal mucosa, reducing its congestion. Swelling and the amount of exudate (runny nose) are reduced. The nasal passages and the wires connecting the nasal cavity with the sinuses are opened. The drug reduces a runny nose and makes breathing easier.

The drug starts to work 5-10 minutes after administration and lasts for several hours (up to 10 hours).


Xylometazoline VP is used:

  • in obstruction of the nasal passages caused by swelling of the nasal mucosa in the course of acute rhinitis (e.g. in colds and flu),
  • in inflammation of the paranasal sinuses,
  • in allergic rhinitis (hay fever).

Do not take Xylometazoline VP:

  • if you are allergic to xylometazoline, other nasal decongestants or any of the other ingredients of this medicine,
  • if you suffer from chronic atrophic rhinitis,
  • if you suffer from narrow-angle glaucoma.
Side effects

Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them

The frequency of the side effects listed below is not known (cannot be estimated from the available data):

  • local burning (may occur after long-term use of xylometazoline),
  • irritability, dry nasal mucosa,
  • secondary swelling of the lining of the nose (drug-induced rhinitis),
  • sneezing (these symptoms may occur after long-term use of xylometazoline),
  • headache and dizziness
  • insomnia,
  • palpitations, abnormal heart rhythm
  • nausea,
  • blurred vision
  • increase in blood pressure.
Warnings and Precautions

Take special care with Xylometazolin VP:

  • if you have diabetes or an overactive thyroid gland
  • if you suffer from heart disease, e.g. ischemic heart disease, long QT syndrome or high blood pressure,
  • if the symptoms persist for several days, because the drug should not be used for more than 5 days.

Store below 25°C.
Shelf life after first opening the bottle: 60 days.
Store in the original package in order to protect from light.
Keep the drug out of the sight and reach of children.

Use of other medications

Tell the doctor or pharmacist about all the drugs taken by the patient now or recently, as well as about the drugs that the patient plans to take.

Xylometazoline VP should not be used simultaneously with drugs belonging to the group:

  • monoamine oxidase inhibitors (e.g. selegiline, phenelzine),
  • tricyclic antidepressants (e.g. imipramine, amitriptyline) due to the risk of increased blood pressure.

Pregnancy and breastfeeding

If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor for advice before taking this medicine.

The drug must not be used during pregnancy, unless the doctor considers it absolutely necessary.

Use of the drug in children and adolescents

Do not use in children under 12 years of age.

Driving and operating machinery

Xylometazoline VP does not affect the ability to drive vehicles or operate machines, if it is used in the recommended doses and for a short period (up to 5 days), however, the use of too high doses and taking the drug for too long may impair these abilities (cause nausea, headache). , palpitations, abnormal heart rhythm, insomnia).

Additional information

Weight 1 oz
Dimensions 5 × 2 × 1 in


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