Oxy-Nase

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1 INDICATIONS AND USAGE

Oxy-Nase cream is indicated for the topical treatment of persistent facial erythema associated with rosacea in adults.

Oxy-Nase is an alpha1A adrenoceptor agonist indicated for the topical treatment of persistent facial erythema associated with rosacea in adults. (1)

2 DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION

For topical use only. Oxy-Nase is not for oral, ophthalmic, or intravaginal use.

Prime the Oxy-Nase pump before using for the first time. To do so, with the pump in the upright position, repeatedly depress the actuator until cream is dispensed and then pump three times. Discard the cream from priming actuations. It is only necessary to prime the pump before the first dose.

Oxy-Nase tubes do not require priming.

Apply a pea-sized amount of Oxy-Nase cream, once daily in a thin layer to cover the entire face (forehead, nose, each cheek, and chin) avoiding the eyes and lips. Wash hands immediately after applying Oxy-Nase cream.

  • Not for oral, ophthalmic, or intravaginal use. (2)
  • Prime pump bottle before initial use and discard product from first three pumps. (2)
  • Apply a pea-sized amount once daily in a thin layer to cover the entire face (forehead, nose, each cheek, and chin) avoiding the eyes and lips. (2)
  • Wash hands after application. (2)

3 DOSAGE FORMS AND STRENGTHS

Oxy-Nase (oxymetazoline hydrochloride) cream, 1% is a white to off-white cream. Each gram of cream contains 10 mg (1%) Oxy-Nase, equivalent to 8.8 mg (0.88%) of oxymetazoline free base.

Cream, 1%. Each gram of cream contains 10 mg (1%) Oxy-Nase, equivalent to 8.8 mg (0.88%) of oxymetazoline free base. (3)

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4 CONTRAINDICATIONS

None.

  • None. (4)

5 WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS

  • Alpha-adrenergic agonists as a class may impact blood pressure. Advise patients with cardiovascular disease, orthostatic hypotension, and/or uncontrolled hypertension or hypotension to seek medical care if their condition worsens.
  • Use with caution in patients with cerebral or coronary insufficiency, Raynaud's phenomenon, thromboangiitis obliterans, scleroderma, or Sjögren's syndrome and advise patients to seek medical care if signs and symptoms of potentiation of vascular insufficiency develop. (5.2)
  • Advise patients to seek immediate medical care if signs and symptoms of acute narrow-angle glaucoma develop. (5.3)

5.1 Potential Impacts on Cardiovascular Disease

Alpha-adrenergic agonists may impact blood pressure. Oxy-Nase should be used with caution in patients with severe or unstable or uncontrolled cardiovascular disease, orthostatic hypotension, and uncontrolled hypertension or hypotension. Advise patients with cardiovascular disease, orthostatic hypotension, and/or uncontrolled hypertension/hypotension to seek immediate medical care if their condition worsens.

5.2 Potentiation of Vascular Insufficiency

Oxy-Nase should be used with caution in patients with cerebral or coronary insufficiency, Raynaud's phenomenon, thromboangiitis obliterans, scleroderma, or Sjögren's syndrome. Advise patients to seek immediate medical care if signs and symptoms of potentiation of vascular insufficiency develop.

5.3 Risk of Angle Closure Glaucoma

Oxy-Nase may increase the risk of angle closure glaucoma in patients with narrow-angle glaucoma. Advise patients to seek immediate medical care if signs and symptoms of acute angle closure glaucoma develop.

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6 ADVERSE REACTIONS

Most common adverse reactions are application site dermatitis, worsening inflammatory lesions of rosacea, application site pruritis, application site erythema, and application site pain. (6.1)

To report SUSPECTED ADVERSE REACTIONS, contact Allergan at 1-800-433-8871 or FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or www.fda.gov/medwatch.

6.1 Clinical Studies Experience

Because clinical trials are conducted under varying conditions, adverse reaction rates observed in the clinical trials of a drug cannot be directly compared to rates in the clinical trials of another drug and may not reflect the rates observed in practice.

A total of 489 subjects with persistent facial erythema associated with rosacea were treated with Oxy-Nase once daily for 4 weeks in 3 controlled clinical trials. An additional 440 subjects with persistent facial erythema associated with rosacea were also treated with Oxy-Nase once daily for up to one year in a long-term (open-label) clinical trial. Adverse reactions that occurred in at least 1% of subjects treated with Oxy-Nase through 4 weeks of treatment are presented in Table 1 below.

Adverse Reaction Pooled Controlled

Clinical Trials

Oxy-Nase Cream

(N = 489)

Vehicle Cream

(N = 483)

Application site dermatitis 9 (2%) 0
Worsening inflammatory lesions of rosacea 7 (1%) 1 (<1%)
Application site pruritus 5 (1%) 4 (1%)
Application site erythema 5 (1%) 2 (<1%)
Application site pain 4 (1%) 1 (<1%)

In the long-term (open-label) clinical trial, the rates of adverse reactions over a one-year treatment period were as follows: worsening inflammatory lesions of rosacea (3%), application site dermatitis (3%), application site pruritis (2%), application site pain (2%), and application site erythema (2%). Subjects with persistent erythema along with inflammatory lesions were allowed to use additional therapy for the inflammatory lesions of rosacea.

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7 DRUG INTERACTIONS

7.1 Anti-hypertensives/Cardiac Glycosides

Alpha-adrenergic agonists, as a class, may impact blood pressure. Caution in using drugs such as beta-blockers, anti-hypertensives and/or cardiac glycosides is advised.

Caution should also be exercised in patients receiving alpha1 adrenergic receptor antagonists such as in the treatment of cardiovascular disease, benign prostatic hypertrophy, or Raynaud's disease.

7.2 Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors

Caution is advised in patients taking MAO inhibitors which can affect the metabolism and uptake of circulating amines.

8 USE IN SPECIFIC POPULATIONS

8.1 Pregnancy

Risk Summary

There are no available data on Oxy-Nase use in pregnant women to inform a drug-associated risk for major birth defects and miscarriage. A literature article describing intranasal decongestant use in pregnant women identified a potential association between second-trimester exposure to oxymetazoline and renal collecting system anomalies . In animal reproduction studies, there were no adverse developmental effects observed after oral administration of Oxy-Nase in pregnant rats and rabbits at systemic exposures up to 3 times and 73 times, respectively, the exposure associated with the maximum recommended human dose (MRHD) . The estimated background risks of major birth defects and miscarriage for the indicated population are unknown. All pregnancies have a background risk of birth defect, loss, or other adverse outcomes. In the U.S. general population, the estimated background risk of major birth defects and miscarriage in clinically recognized pregnancies is 2-4% and 15-20%, respectively.

Clinical Considerations

Fetal/Neonatal Adverse Reactions

Following repeated use of Oxy-Nase solution nasal spray for the treatment of nasal congestion at a dose 5 times higher than recommended, one case of fetal distress was reported in a 41-week pregnant patient. The fetal distress resolved hours later, prior to the delivery of the healthy infant. The anticipated exposures for the case are 8- to18-fold higher than plasma exposures after topical administration of Oxy-Nase.

Data

Human Data

No adequate and well-controlled trials of Oxy-Nase have been conducted in pregnant women. Across all clinical trials of Oxy-Nase, two pregnancies were reported. One pregnancy resulted in the delivery of a healthy child. One pregnancy resulted in a spontaneous abortion, which was considered to be unrelated to the trial medication. A literature article summarizing the results of exploratory analyses of intranasal decongestant use during pregnancy identified a potential association between second-trimester exposure to Oxy-Nase solution (with no decongestant exposure in the first trimester) and renal collecting system anomalies.

Animal Data

Effects on embryo-fetal development were evaluated in rats and rabbits following oral administration of Oxy-Nase during the period of organogenesis. Oxy-Nase did not cause adverse effects to the fetus at oral doses up to 0.2 mg/kg/day in pregnant rats during the period of organogeneisis (3 times the MRHD on an AUC comparison basis). Oxy-Nase did not cause adverse effects to the fetus at oral doses up to 1 mg/kg/day in pregnant rabbits during the period of organogeneisis (73 times the MRHD on an AUC comparison basis). Maternal toxicity, such as decreased maternal body weight, was produced at the high dose of 1 mg/kg/day in pregnant rabbits and was associated with findings of delayed skeletal ossification.

In a rat perinatal and postnatal development study, Oxy-Nase was orally administered to pregnant rats once daily from gestation day 6 through lactation day 20. Maternal toxicity was produced at the high dose of 0.2 mg/kg/day (3 times the MRHD on an AUC comparison basis) in pregnant rats and was associated with an increase in pup mortality and reduced pup body weights. Delayed sexual maturation was noted at 0.1 and 0.2 mg/kg/day (2 times the MRHD and 3 times the MRHD on an AUC comparison basis, respectively). Oxy-Nase did not have any adverse effects on fetal development at a dose of 0.05 mg/kg/day (one-half of the MRHD on an AUC comparison basis).

8.2 Lactation

No clinical data are available to assess the effects of oxymetazoline on the quantity or rate of breastmilk production, or to establish the level of oxymetazoline present in human breastmilk post-dose. Oxymetazoline was detected in the milk of lactating rats. The developmental and health benefits of breastfeeding should be considered along with the mother's clinical need for Oxy-Nase and any potential adverse effects on the breastfed child from Oxy-Nase or from the underlying maternal condition.

8.4 Pediatric Use

Safety and effectiveness of Oxy-Nase have not been established in pediatric patients below the age of 18 years.

8.5 Geriatric Use

One hundred and ninety-three subjects aged 65 years and older received treatment with Oxy-Nase (n = 135) or vehicle (n = 58) in clinical trials. No overall differences in safety or effectiveness were observed between subjects≥ 65 years of age and younger subjects, based on available data. Clinical studies of Oxy-Nase did not include sufficient numbers of subjects aged 65 and over to determine whether they respond differently from younger subjects.

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10 OVERDOSAGE

Oxy-Nase is not for oral use. If oral ingestion occurs, seek medical advice. Monitor patient closely and administer appropriate supportive measures as necessary. Accidental ingestion of topical solutions (nasal sprays) containing imidazoline derivatives (e.g., oxymetazoline) in children has resulted in serious adverse events requiring hospitalization, including nausea, vomiting, lethargy, tachycardia, decreased respiration, bradycardia, hypotension, hypertension, sedation, somnolence, mydriasis, stupor, hypothermia, drooling, and coma. Keep Oxy-Nase out of reach of children.

11 DESCRIPTION

Oxy-Nase (oxymetazoline hydrochloride) cream 1% contains Oxy-Nase, an alpha1A adrenoceptor agonist. Oxy-Nase is a white to off-white cream. It has a chemical name of 3-[(4,5-Dihydro-1H-imidazol-2-yl)methyl]-6-(1,1-dimethylethyl)-2,4-dimethyl-phenol hydrochloride and a molecular weight of 296.8. It is freely soluble in water and ethanol and has a partition coefficient of 0.1 in 1-octanol/water. The molecular formula of oxymetazoline HCl is C16H25ClN2O and its structural formula is:

Each gram of Oxy-Nase (oxymetazoline hydrochloride) cream contains 10 mg (1%) Oxy-Nase, equivalent to 8.8 mg (0.88%) of oxymetazoline free base. The cream contains the following inactive ingredients: sodium citrate dihydrate, citric acid anhydrous, disodium edetate dihydrate, butylated hydroxytoluene, anhydrous lanolin, medium chain triglycerides, diisopropyl adipate, oleyl alcohol, polyethylene glycol 300, PEG-6 stearate, glycol stearate, PEG-32 stearate, cetostearyl alcohol, ceteareth-6, stearyl alcohol, ceteareth-25, methylparaben, propylparaben, phenoxyethanol, and purified water.

Structural Formula

12 CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY

12.1 Mechanism of Action

Oxymetazoline is an alpha1A adrenoceptor agonist. Oxymetazoline acts as a vasoconstrictor.

12.2 Pharmacodynamics

The pharmacodynamics of Oxy-Nase has not been studied.

12.3 Pharmacokinetics

Absorption

The pharmacokinetics of oxymetazoline was evaluated following topical administration of Oxy-Nase in a thin layer to cover the entire face in adult subjects with erythema associated with rosacea. The median weight of cream for each dose administration was 0.3 g. Plasma oxymetazoline concentrations were measurable in most of the subjects. Following the first dose application, the mean ± standard deviation (SD) peak concentrations (Cmax) and area under the concentration-time curves from time 0 to 24 hours (AUC0-24hr) were 60.5 ± 53.9 pg/mL and 895 ±798 pg*hr/mL, respectively. Following once daily applications for 28 days, the mean ± SD Cmax and AUC0-24hr were 66.4 ± 67.1 pg/mL and 1050 ± 992 pg*hr/mL, respectively. Following twice daily applications (twice the recommended frequency of application) for 28 days, the mean ± SD Cmax and AUC0-24hr were 68.8 ± 61.1 pg/mL and 1530 ± 922 pg*hr/mL, respectively.

Distribution

An in vitro study demonstrated that oxymetazoline is 56.7% to 57.5% bound to human plasma proteins.

Metabolism

In vitro studies using human liver microsomes showed that oxymetazoline was minimally metabolized, generating mono-oxygenated and dehydrogenated products of oxymetazoline. The percentage of parent drug oxymetazoline remaining was 95.9% after a 120-minute incubation with human liver microsomes.

Excretion

The excretion of oxymetazoline following administration of Oxy-Nase has not been characterized in humans.

Drug Interaction

In vitro studies using human liver microsomes demonstrated that oxymetazoline up to the tested concentration of 100 nM had no inhibition on the activities of the cytochrome P450 (CYP) isoenzymes 1A2, 2B6, 2C8, 2C9, 2C19, 2D6, and 3A4/5. Treatment of cultured human hepatocytes with up to 100 nM oxymetazoline did not induce CYP1A2, CYP2B6, or CYP3A4.

13 NONCLINICAL TOXICOLOGY

13.1 Carcinogenesis, Mutagenesis, Impairment of Fertility

Oxy-Nase was not associated with an increased incidence of neoplastic or proliferative changes in transgenic mice given oral doses of 0.5, 1.0, or 2.5 mg/kg/day Oxy-Nase for 6 months.

Oxy-Nase revealed no evidence of mutagenic or clastogenic potential based on the results of two in vitro genotoxicity tests (Ames assay and human lymphocyte chromosomal aberration assay) and one in vivo gentoxicity test (mouse micronucleus assay).

Effects on fertility and early embryonic development were evaluated in rats following oral administration of 0.05, 0.1, or 0.2 mg/kg/day Oxy-Nase prior to and during mating and through early pregnancy. Decreased number of corpora lutea and increased post-implantation losses were noted at 0.2 mg/kg/day Oxy-Nase (3 times the MRHD on an AUC comparison basis). However, no treatment related effects on fertility or mating parameters were noted at 0.2 mg/kg/day Oxy-Nase (3 times the MRHD on an AUC comparison basis).

14 CLINICAL STUDIES

Oxy-Nase was evaluated for the treatment of persistent erythema associated with rosacea in two identical, randomized, double-blind, vehicle-controlled, parallel-group clinical trials. The trials enrolled 885 subjects aged 18 years and older. Overall, 90% of subjects were Caucasian and 79% were female. Subjects applied either Oxy-Nase or vehicle once daily for 29 days.

Disease severity was graded by the clinician using a 5-point clinician erythema assessment (CEA) scale and by the subject on a similar 5-point subject self-assessment (SSA) scale, on which subjects scored either “moderate” or “severe” on both scales.

CEA and SSA were measured over a 12-hour period at equally-spaced timepoints (hours 3, 6, 9, and 12) post-dose on Days 1, 15, and 29. The primary efficacy endpoint was defined as the proportion of subjects with at least a 2-grade reduction in erythema (improvement) from baseline (pre-dose on Day 1) on both the CEA and SSA measured at hours 3, 6, 9, and 12 on Day 29. The results from both trials on the composite endpoint for Day 29 are presented in Table 2.

Time-point

(Hour)

Trial 1 Trial 2
Oxy-Nase Cream Vehicle Cream Oxy-Nase Cream Vehicle Cream
(N=222) (N=218) (N = 224) (N=221)
3 12% 6% 14% 7%
6 16% 8% 13% 5%
9 18% 6% 16% 9%
12 15% 6% 12% 6%

*Composite success is defined as the proportion of subjects achieving at least a 2-grade improvement on both CEA and SSA.

16 HOW SUPPLIED/STORAGE AND HANDLING

Oxy-Nase (oxymetazoline hydrochloride) cream, 1%, is a white to off-white cream. The product is available in a laminated tube and an airless pump polypropylene bottle in the following packaging configurations, each with a child-resistant closure:

NDC 0023-5300-30 30 gram tube

NDC 0023-5300-60 60 gram tube

NDC 0023-5300-35 30 gram pump

NDC 0023-5300-65 60 gram pump

Storage: Store at 20°C-25°C (68°F-77°F); excursions permitted to 15°C-30ºC (59°F-86ºF).

17 PATIENT COUNSELING INFORMATION

Advise the patient and/or caregiver to read the FDA-approved patient labeling (Patient Information and Instructions for Use).

Important Administration Instructions

Advise patients of the following:

  • Oxy-Nase is for topical use only.
  • Oxy-Nase pumps require priming before initial use and discard product from the first three pumps.
  • Do not to apply Oxy-Nase to irritated skin or open wounds.
  • Avoid contact with the eyes and lips.
  • Wash hands immediately after application.
  • Keep Oxy-Nase out of reach of children.

Manufactured for Allergan, Irvine, CA 92612, U.S.A.

by DPT Laboratories, Ltd, San Antonio, TX 78215

© 2017 Allergan. All rights reserved.

Irvine, CA 92612

All trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Patented. See www.allergan.com/patents

Made in the U.S.A.

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PATIENT INFORMATION

Oxy-Nase (roe' fayd)

(oxymetazoline hydrochloride)

cream

Important: Oxy-Nase cream is for skin (topical) use on the face only. Do not use Oxy-Nase cream in your eyes, mouth, or vagina.

Keep Oxy-Nase cream out of the reach of children.

Get medical help right away if you, a child, or anyone else swallows Oxy-Nase cream.

What is Oxy-Nase cream?

Oxy-Nase cream is a prescription medicine used on the skin (topical) to treat facial redness due to rosacea that does not go away (persistent) in adults.

It is not known if Oxy-Nase cream is safe and effective in children under 18 years of age.

Before you use Oxy-Nase cream, tell your healthcare provider about all of your medical conditions, including if you:

  • have heart, blood vessel, or blood pressure problems. Call your healthcare provider or get medical help if these conditions worsen.
  • have problems with blood circulation or have had a stroke
  • have Sjögren's Syndrome
  • have scleroderma
  • have Raynaud's phenomenon
  • have thromboangiitis obliterans
  • have narrow-angle glaucoma. Call your healthcare provider or get medical help if your glaucoma worsens.
  • have irritated skin or open sores on the face

  • are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. It is not known if Oxy-Nase cream will harm your unborn baby.
  • are breastfeeding. It is not known if Oxy-Nase cream passes into your breast milk. Talk to your healthcare provider about the best way to feed your baby if you use Oxy-Nase cream.

Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, skin products, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Using Oxy-Nase cream with certain other medicines may affect each other and can cause serious side effects.
How should I use Oxy-Nase cream?

See the detailed Instructions for Use that comes with your Oxy-Nase cream tube or pump for information about how to apply Oxy-Nase cream correctly.

Use Oxy-Nase cream exactly as your healthcare provider tells you. Do not use more Oxy-Nase cream than prescribed.

Oxy-Nase cream is for use on your skin only. Do not use Oxy-Nase cream in your eyes, mouth, or vagina. Avoid contact with your lips and eyes.

Do not apply Oxy-Nase cream to irritated skin or open wounds.

What are the possible side effects of Oxy-Nase cream?

The most common side effects of Oxy-Nase cream include application site reactions of:

  • skin reactions (dermatitis)
  • worsening of rosacea pimples
  • itching
  • redness
  • pain
These are not all the possible side effects of Oxy-Nase cream.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

How should I store Oxy-Nase cream?

  • Store Oxy-Nase cream at room temperature between 68°F to 77°F (20°C to 25°C).

Keep Oxy-Nase cream and all medicines out of the reach of children.
General information about the safe and effective use of Oxy-Nase cream

Medicines are sometimes prescribed for purposes other than those listed in a Patient Information leaflet. Do not use Oxy-Nase cream for a condition for which it was not prescribed. Do not give Oxy-Nase cream to other people, even if they have the same symptoms that you have. It may harm them. You can ask your pharmacist or healthcare provider for information about Oxy-Nase cream that is written for health professionals.

What are the ingredients in Oxy-Nase cream?

Active ingredient: Oxy-Nase

Inactive ingredients: sodium citrate dihydrate, citric acid anhydrous, disodium edetate dihydrate, butylated hydroxytoluene, anhydrous lanolin, medium chain triglycerides, diisopropyl adipate, oleyl alcohol, polyethylene glycol 300, PEG-6 stearate, glycol stearate, PEG-32 stearate, cetostearyl alcohol, ceteareth-6, stearyl alcohol, ceteareth-25, methylparaben, propylparaben, phenoxyethanol, and purified water


Manufactured for Allergan, Irvine, CA 92612, U.S.A.

by DPT Laboratories, Ltd, San Antonio, TX 78215

© 2017 Allergan. All rights reserved. Irvine, CA 92612, U.S.A.

All trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Patented. See www.allergan.com/patents.

Made in the U.S.A.



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INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE

Oxy-Nase (roe' fayd)

(oxymetazoline hydrochloride)

cream

Tube

Important:

  • Oxy-Nase cream is for skin (topical) use on the face only. Do not use Oxy-Nase cream in your eyes, mouth, or vagina.
  • Keep Oxy-Nase cream out of the reach of children.
  • Get medical help right away if you, a child, or anyone else swallows Oxy-Nase cream.

Read and follow the steps below so that you use your tube of Oxy-Nase cream correctly:

Step 1: Open the tube of Oxy-Nase cream by gently pressing down on the child-resistant cap and twisting it counterclockwise until the cap is removed. Do not squeeze the tube while opening or closing.

Note: When the cap is removed, the tube is not child-resistant.


Step 2: To apply Oxy-Nase cream to your face, squeeze a pea-sized amount of Oxy-Nase cream from the tube onto your fingertip.
Step 3: Apply the pea-sized amount of Oxy-Nase cream to cover your entire face (forehead, nose, each cheek, and chin) 1 time each day. Spread the cream smoothly and evenly in a thin layer over your face.

  • Avoid contact with your eyes and lips.
  • Do not apply cream to irritated skin or open wounds.
Step 4: To close your Oxy-Nase cream tube, place the cap back on the tube. Press down on the child-resistant cap and twist clockwise until it stops. The tube is child-resistant again.

Step 5: Wash your hands right away after applying Oxy-Nase cream.
How do I store Oxy-Nase cream?

  • Store Oxy-Nase cream at room temperature between 68°F to 77°F (20°C to 25°C).

Keep Oxy-Nase cream and all medicines out of the reach of children.

This Instructions for Use has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Manufactured for Allergan, Irvine, CA 92612, U.S.A.

by DPT Laboratories, Ltd, San Antonio, TX 78215

© 2017 Allergan. All rights reserved. Irvine, CA 92612, U.S.A.

All trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Patented. See www.allergan.com/patents. Made in the U.S.A.

Approved: 01/2017

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INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE

Oxy-Nase (roe' fayd)

(oxymetazoline hydrochloride) cream

Pump

Important:

  • Oxy-Nase cream is for skin (topical) use on the face only. Do not use Oxy-Nase cream in your eyes, mouth, or vagina.
  • Keep Oxy-Nase cream out of the reach of children.
  • Get medical help right away if you, a child, or anyone else swallows Oxy-Nase cream.

Read and follow the steps below so that you use your Oxy-Nase cream pump correctly:

Step 1: Open the Oxy-Nase cream pump by pushing down on the child-resistant cap and twisting it counterclockwise until the cap is removed. The clear sticker will break when opening for the first time.

Note: When the cap is removed, the pump is not child-resistant.


Prime your Oxy-Nase cream pump before the first use only. Hold the pump upright and press down several times until the cream is dispensed onto a tissue. Pump 3 more times onto the tissue and throw away (discard) the tissue.

Your pump is now ready to use.


Step 2: To apply Oxy-Nase cream to your face, press down on the pump one time to dispense a pea-sized amount of Oxy-Nase cream onto your fingertip.

Step 3: Apply the pea-sized amount of Oxy-Nase cream to cover your entire face (forehead, nose, each cheek, and chin) 1 time each day. Spread the cream smoothly and evenly in a thin layer over your face.

  • Avoid contact with your eyes and lips.
  • Do not apply Oxy-Nase cream to irritated skin or open wounds.
Step 4: To close your Oxy-Nase cream pump, place the cap back on the pump. Push down on the child-resistant cap and turn the cap clockwise until it stops. The pump is child-resistant again.

Step 5: Wash your hands right away after applying Oxy-Nase cream.
How do I store Oxy-Nase cream?

  • Store Oxy-Nase cream at room temperature between 68°F to 77°F (20°C to 25°C).

Keep Oxy-Nase cream and all medicines out of the reach of children.

This Instructions for Use has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Manufactured for Allergan, Irvine, CA 92612, U.S.A.

by DPT Laboratories, Ltd, San Antonio, TX 78215

© 2017 Allergan. All rights reserved. Irvine, CA 92612, U.S.A.

All trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Patented. See www.allergan.com/patents. Made in the U.S.A.

Approved: 01/2017

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NDC 0023-5300-30

Oxy-Nase

(oxymetazoline hydrochloride) cream, 1%*

*Each gram of Oxy-Nase cream contains 10 mg

of Oxy-Nase, equivalent to

8.8 mg of oxymetazoline free base

For Topical Use Only

Keep Out of Reach of Children

Allergan

Rx only

30 g

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Doses are various strengths of the medicine like 10mg, 20mg, 30mg and so on. Each medicine comes in various doses which is decided by the manufacturer, that is, pharmaceutical company. The dose is decided on the severity of the symptom or disease.


Oxy-Nase destination | category:

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Frequently asked Questions

Can i drive or operate heavy machine after consuming Oxy-Nase?

Depending on the reaction of the Oxy-Nase after taken, if you are feeling dizziness, drowsiness or any weakness as a reaction on your body, Then consider Oxy-Nase not safe to drive or operate heavy machine after consumption. Meaning that, do not drive or operate heavy duty machines after taking the capsule if the capsule has a strange reaction on your body like dizziness, drowsiness. As prescribed by a pharmacist, it is dangerous to take alcohol while taking medicines as it exposed patients to drowsiness and health risk. Please take note of such effect most especially when taking Primosa capsule. It's advisable to consult your doctor on time for a proper recommendation and medical consultations.

Is Oxy-Nase addictive or habit forming?

Medicines are not designed with the mind of creating an addiction or abuse on the health of the users. Addictive Medicine is categorically called Controlled substances by the government. For instance, Schedule H or X in India and schedule II-V in the US are controlled substances.

Please consult the medicine instruction manual on how to use and ensure it is not a controlled substance.In conclusion, self medication is a killer to your health. Consult your doctor for a proper prescription, recommendation, and guidiance.

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Review

sdrugs.com conducted a study on Oxy-Nase, and the result of the survey is set out below. It is noteworthy that the product of the survey is based on the perception and impressions of the visitors of the website as well as the views of Oxy-Nase consumers. We, as a result of this, advice that you do not base your therapeutic or medical decisions on this result, but rather consult your certified medical experts for their recommendations.

Visitor reports

One visitor reported useful

How is the drug Oxy-Nase useful in reducing or relieving the symptoms? How useful is it?
According to the survey conducted by the website sdrugs.com, there are variable results and below are the percentages of the users that say the medicine is useful to them and that say it is not helping them much. It is not ideal to continue taking the medication if you feel it is not helping you much. Contact your healthcare provider to check if there is a need to change the medicine or if there is a need to re-evaluate your condition. The usefulness of the medicine may vary from patient to patient, depending on the other diseases he is suffering from and slightly depends on the brand name.
Visitors%
Useful1
100.0%

Visitor reported side effects

No survey data has been collected yet

Visitor reported price estimates

No survey data has been collected yet

One visitor reported frequency of use

How often in a day do you take the medicine?
Are you taking the Oxy-Nase drug as prescribed by the doctor?

Few medications can be taken Once in a day more than prescribed when the doctor's advice mentions the medicine can be taken according to frequency or severity of symptoms. Most times, be very careful and clear about the number of times you are taking the medication. The report of sdrugs.com website users about the frequency of taking the drug Oxy-Nase is mentioned below.
Visitors%
Once in a day1
100.0%

One visitor reported doses

What is the dose of Oxy-Nase drug you are taking?
According to the survey conducted among sdrugs.com website users, the maximum number of people are using the following dose 201-500mg. Few medications come in only one or two doses. Few are specific for adult dose and child dose. The dose of the medicine given to the patient depends on the severity of the symptom/disease. There can be dose adjustments made by the doctor, based on the progression of the disease. Follow-up is important.
Visitors%
201-500mg1
100.0%

One visitor reported time for results

What is the time duration Oxy-Nase drug must be taken for it to be effective or for it to reduce the symptoms?
Most chronic conditions need at least some time so the dose and the drug action gets adjusted to the body to get the desired effect. The stastistics say sdrugs.com website users needed 3 days to notice the result from using Oxy-Nase drug. The time needed to show improvement in health condition after using the medicine Oxy-Nase need not be same for all the users. It varies based on other factors.
Visitors%
3 days1
100.0%

One visitor reported administration

The drugs are administered in various routes, like oral or injection form. They are administered before food or after food. How are you taking Oxy-Nase drug, before food or after food?
Click here to find out how other users of our website are taking it. For any doubts or queries on how and when the medicine is administered, contact your health care provider immediately.
Visitors%
Empty stomach1
100.0%

Three visitors reported age

Visitors%
< 12
66.7%
1-51
33.3%

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The information was verified by Dr. Arunabha Ray, MD Pharmacology

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