Antazol Nasal Spray
Antazol Nasal Spray is manufactured by Square Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Antazol Nasal Spray contains 0.1% Xylometazoline. It is Nasal Anti-histamine preparations class drug.
Antazol is a sympathomimetic agent with marked alphaadrenergic activity, and is intended for use in the nose. It constricts the nasal blood vessels, thereby decongesting the mucosa of the nose and neighboring regions of the pharynx. This enables patients suffering from colds to breathe more easily through the nose. The effect of Antazol begins within a few minutes and persists for several hours. Antazol is generally well tolerated and does not impair the function of ciliated epithelium. Systemic absorption may occur following nasal application of Antazol.
For the symptomatic relief of nasal congestion, perennial allergic rhinitis (including hay fever), sinusitis.
|Therapeutic Class:||Nasal Anti-histamine preparations|
|Manufacturer:||Square Pharmaceuticals Ltd|
|Last Updated:||November 21, 2020 at 6:15 pm|
Table Of contents
Antazol contains Xylometazoline 0.1%. Antazol Dosage:
Adults: 2 or 3 drops of Antazol Adult formula (0.1%) two to three times daily. This adult formula should not be used for children under the age of 12 years.Children under 12 years: 1 or 2 drops of the Antazol children's formula (0.05%) in each nostril once or twice daily. Not to be used in infants less than 3 months.
The following side effects have occasionally been encountered: a burning sensation in the nose and throat, local irritation, nausea, headache, and dryness of the nasal mucosa. Systemic cardiovascular effects have occurred, and this should be kept in mind when giving Antazol to people with cardiovascular disease.
Each Antazol pack should be used by one person only to prevent any cross-infection. Patients are advised not to take decongestants for more than seven consecutive days.
No drug interactions have been reported.
Pregnancy Lactation use
No foetal toxicity or fertility studies have been carried out in animals. In view of its potential systemic vasoconstrictor effect, it is advisable to take the precaution of not using Antazol during pregnancy
Antazol nasal drops is contraindicated in patients with trans-sphenoidal hypophysectomy or surgery exposing the dura mater. It is also contraindicated in patients who are hypersensitive to Antazol.
Interaction with other Medicine
Protect from heat. For reasons of hygiene, do not use the bottle more than 28 days after opening it.