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What are the risks of taking oxymetazoline?

If you use over-the-counter oxymetazoline nasal sprays for more than three days, you could risk damaging your nasal passages. This could cause your congestion to worsen or become chronic. Other risks include a possible allergic reaction to oxymetazoline, or a dangerous interaction with certain other drugs.

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