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What is oxymetazoline?

Oxymetazoline is an over-the-counter nasal spray or drops that are used to ease cold, allergy and hay fever symptoms, as well as sinus congestion. This decongestant is sold under many brand names, including Afrin, Allerest 12 Hour, Dristan 12-Hour, Duramist, Duration, Four-Way, Genasal, Mucinex Moisture Smart, Mucinex Full Force, Nasal Mist, Neo-Synephrine, Nostrilla, NRS Nasal, NTZ Long Acting, Oxyfrin, Oxymeta-12, Sinarest, Sinex Long-Acting, Sudafed OM Sinus Congestion, Sudafed OM Sinus Cold, Twice-A-Day, 12 Hour Nasal, Vicks Sinex, Zicam Extreme Congestion Relief and Zicam Sinus Relief.

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