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Diconal 0.1% Drops

Manufacturer: Klar Sehen Pvt. Ltd
Medicine composition: Xylometazoline
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor not required

Diconal 0.1% Drops is prescribed to relive nasal congestion that may occur because of hay fever, common cold, allergies of the upper respiratory tract or even sinus. The drug also gets rid of any nasal discomfort that may occur due to dryness. Diconal 0.1% Drops acts as a decongestant, thus it shrinks the mucous membrane of the nose by tightening the blood vessels. This in turn helps reduce congestion and makes breathing easier.

The drug should be used as per your doctor’s direction and advice. If the drug is in spray form, first clear your nose and tilt back. Place the spray at the opening of one nostril and close the other nostril with your finger. Squeeze the spray into your nostril and inhale deeply. After you are done using the spray, clean the tip of the can using hot water so as to prevent any contamination.

Certain facts should be kept in mind when using Diconal 0.1% Drops, for instance only use the spray for about 3 days. If you need to use it for more days seek advice of your medical practitioner. If you use Diconal 0.1% Drops for a long period of time occurrence of nasal congestion will tend to recur more frequently. Children below the age 12 years should not be taking Diconal 0.1% Drops. Pregnant and breast feeding mothers should discuss the benefits and threats of taking the drug with their doctor.

Some side effects of the drug that you may experience are recurrence of nasal congestion, sneezing and a temporary burning sensation or irritation in the nose. One serious side effect of Diconal 0.1% Drops is the occurrence of an allergic reactions with symptoms like rashes, problems with breathing and hives. In case the side effects do not go away or tend to worsen make sure that you seek medical help immediately.

Information given here is based on the salt content of the medicine. Uses and effects of the medicine may vary from person to person. It is advisable to consult a ENT Specialist before using this medicine.
  • Allergy

    This medicine is not recommended for use if you have a known history of allergy to Diconal 0.1% Drops or any other ingredient present with it.
  • Heart Diseases

    This medicine is not recommended for use if you have a disease of the heart and the blood vessels.
  • Burning Or Stinging Sensation At Application Site

  • Dry Mouth

  • Dryness Of Eyes

    Ophthalmic application
  • Headache

  • Increased Blood Pressure

  • Dizziness

  • Increased Heart Rate

  • How long is the duration of effect?

    The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 10 hours.
  • What is the onset of action?

    The effect of this medicine can be observed within 5-10 minutes of administration.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women. Contact your doctor and discuss the risks associated with the use of this medicine.
  • Is it habit forming?

    No habit forming tendencies were reported.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    The amount of medicine excreted in the breast milk and its effect on the nursing infant is unknown and hence use is not recommended. Consult your doctor and discuss the benefits and risks associated with the use of this medicine.

Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Diconal 0.1% Drops , and hence can be used as its substitute.

  • Missed Dose instructions

    Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next scheduled dose then the missed dose can be skipped.
  • Overdose instructions

    Contact your doctor if an overdose with this medicine is suspected. The symptoms may be more severe if the medicine is ingested orally.
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This medicine falls under the category of a directly acting sympathomimetic which has a constricting effect on the blood vessels. Thus swelling and congestion of the mucous membrane is relieved.

Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.

  • Interaction with Alcohol

    Alcohol

    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Interaction with Lab Test

    Lab

    Information not available.
  • Interaction with Medicine

    Linezolid

    Report the use of either of the medicine to the doctor. You may require a dose adjustment and more frequent monitoring of blood pressure levels while using this medicine together. Your doctor may prescribe an alternate medication if the risk of adverse effects are high.

    Sibutramine

    Report the use of either of the medicine to the doctor. You may require a dose adjustment and more frequent monitoring of blood pressure levels while using this medicine together. Your doctor may prescribe an alternate medication if the risk of adverse effects are high.
  • Interaction with Disease

    Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

    This medicine should be used with caution in patients having an enlarged prostate gland. Prolonged use and a high dose of this medicine should be avoided in such cases. Report any instance of increased difficulty in urination to the doctor.

    Heart And Blood Vessel Disorder

    This medicine should be used with caution in patients suffering a disease of the heart and the blood vessels. Do not exceed the dose amount recommended by the doctor.

    Diabetes

    This medicine should be administered with caution in patients having diabetes. You may require a dose adjustment and more frequent monitoring of blood sugar levels while using this medicine.
  • Interaction with Food

    Food

    Information not available.

Ques: What is Diconal 0.1% Drops?

Ans: Xylometazoline is a salt which performs its action by contracting the blood vessels in the lining of nose. Xylometazoline is used to avoid nasal congestion and common cold symptoms. It is used to treat conditions such as seasonal allergies, swelling, sinusitis, ear infection, congestions, hay fever, dryness and itching.

Ques: What are the uses of Diconal 0.1% Drops?

Ans: Xylometazoline is used for the treatment and prevention from conditions and symptoms of diseases like seasonal allergies, sinusitis, ear infection, dryness, congestion, hay fever, swelling and itching. Besides these, it can also be used to treat conditions like acute nasal congestion and common cold symptoms. This medication is not prescribed to the pregnant and breastfeeding women. The patient should inform the doctor about any ongoing medications and treatment before using Xylometazoline to avoid undesirable effects.

Ques: What are the Side Effects of Diconal 0.1% Drops?

Ans: This is a list of possible side-effects which may occur due to the constituting ingredients of Xylometazoline. This is not a comprehensive list. These side-effects have been observed and not necessarily occur. Some of these side-effects may be serious. These include Mild burning, insomnia, soreness and sneezing. Apart from these, using Xylometazoline may further lead to Hypertension, mouth dryness, headache, irritation, urge to vomit, palpitations, itching and stinging sensation. If any of these symptoms occur often or on daily basis, a doctor should be urgently consulted.

Ques: What are the instructions for storage and disposal Diconal 0.1% Drops?

Ans: Xylometazoline should be stored at room temperature, away from heat and direct light. Keep it away from the reach of children and pets. A doctor should be consulted regarding the dosage of Xylometazoline. The patient should consult a doctor for its further uses and side effects and should inform the doctor about any ongoing medications and treatment before using to avoid undesirable effects. It is important to dispose expired and unused medications properly to avoid adverse effects.
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