A drug that constricts blood vessels. It acts rapidly and is long-lasting and is applied topically as a nasal decongestant in the relief of the common cold and sinusitis. Toxic effects are rare.

Xylometazoline is a decongestant medication commonly employed in spray or drop forms to alleviate nasal congestion resulting from the common cold, sinusitis, or hay fever. Additionally, it serves as a component in eye drops for treating allergic conjunctivitis.

Overusing xylometazoline can lead to symptoms such as headaches, palpitations, or drowsiness. Prolonged and consistent usage of this medication might result in a worsening of nasal congestion once treatment is discontinued.