AFRIN

Brand name authorized in: Brazil Hong Kong Lithuania Poland Singapore

Active ingredients

The drug AFRIN contains one active pharmaceutical ingredient (API):

1 Oxymetazoline
UNII K89MJ0S5VY - OXYMETAZOLINE HYDROCHLORIDE

Oximetazoline is an imidazoline derivative. It exhibits sympathomimetic activity and specifically stimulates the α-adrenergic receptors of the sympathetic system. When administered topically to the nose it causes vasoconstriction of the expansed arterioles of the mucosal nose and a concurrent reduction in blood flow. It also reduces the hypersecretion of the nasal mucosa, ultimately contributing to the decongestion of the nasal mucosa.

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Medicine classification

This drug has been classified in the anatomical therapeutic chemical (ATC) classification system as follows:

ATC code
Group title
Classification
Oxymetazoline
R Respiratory system → R01 Nasal preparations → R01A Decongestants and other nasal preparations for topical use → R01AA Sympathomimetics, plain
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Unique identifiers

This drug has been assigned below unique identifiers within the countries it is being marketed:

Country
Identification scheme
Identifier(s)
BR
Câmara de Regulação do Mercado de Medicamentos
Identifier(s): 525516020019117, 525516020019217, 525516020019317, 538917110027917, 538917110028017, 538918020028517
HK
Department of Health Drug Office
Identifier(s): 01416
LT
Valstybinė vaistų kontrolės tarnyba
Identifier(s): 1054106, 1054107, 1054108, 1054109
PL
Rejestru Produktów Leczniczych
Identifier(s): 100003225, 100157537, 100272920, 100272942, 100394214
SG
Health Sciences Authority
Identifier(s): 02656P