What is xylometazoline?
Xylometazoline, although a mouthful to say, is the key ingredient found in Otrivin medicated nasal sprays. As the active ingredient, it rapidly relieves nasal congestion within minutes and continues to work for up to ten hours. It acts directly on the blood vessels that line the nose. By shrinking the blood vessels in the nose, it can quickly and effectively reduce swelling and relieve congestion.
(zy-low met-a zoh-leen)
A leading decongestant that quickly reduces swelling, drains sinuses and relieves congestion.