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Brand name: Decongestant (Chemists' Own) TM

Active ingredients: oxymetazoline

What it is used for

Provides temporary and symptomatic relief of nasal and sinus congestion caused by the common cold, sinusitis, hayfever, or other upper respiratory allergies.

How to take it

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

  • The way to take this medicine: Nasal
  • Store below 25 degrees Celsius
  • Shelf lifetime is 2 Years.

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Visual appearance

A clear to slightlty translucent, colourless mobile liquid which foams slightly on shaking and has a characteristic odour of menthol and cineole. Free from visible contamination.

Do I need a prescription?

This medicine is available from a pharmacy without prescription.It is Schedule 2 : Pharmacy Medicine.

Reporting side effects

You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.

You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems

Disclaimer

The information about this medicine comes from trusted sources.

  • Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA)
  • Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS)
  • GuildLink
  • DrugBank

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