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Found in: Singapore

Active Ingredients

#
Chemical substance
Description
1
Oxymetazoline

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.

ATC Classification

Code
Title
Category
R01AA05
Oxymetazoline
R Respiratory system → R01 Nasal preparations → R01A Decongestants and other nasal preparations for topical use → R01AA Sympathomimetics, plain

Identifiers

Authority
Identifier(s)
Health Sciences Authority (SG)
Identifier(s): 02656P