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Oxymetazoline vs. Xylometazoline

Oxymetazoline and Xylometazoline Definitions


A vasoconstricting drug, C16H24N2O, that is used topically in the form of its hydrochloride salt to reduce nasal congestion.


A drug used as a topical nasal decongestant that works by constricting the blood vessels in the nose.


A sympathomimetic drug with vasoconstrictive activity that is used in the form of its hydrochloride C16H24N2O·HCl chiefly as a topical nasal decongestant, developed from xylometazoline.

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