Pharmacological action

 Galazolin drops

Galazolin - vasoconstrictor drugs used in ENT practice.

Active ingredient galazolin - xylometazoline, which alpha2-adrenergic antagonist. Use of the drug can narrow blood vessels of the nasal mucosa, eliminate it edema and hyperemia (congestion), as well as to reduce the exudation (exiting through the vascular wall, the liquid part of blood).

Properties galazolin promote normalization of cross Eustachian tube (passage from middle ear to the throat), nasal passages, sinuses holes, which makes it easier nasal breathing.

Prolonged use galazolin (over two weeks) can cause secondary dilation of blood vessels and lead to rhinitis medicamentosa.

Effect Galazolin develops within 5-10 minutes after application and observed for 6-8 hours.

Indications galazolin

According to the instructions, Galazolin advisable to use in acute rhinitis (allergic, bacterial, viral), Eustace, sinusitis and otitis media.

Instructions for use galazolin

Galazolin comes in the form of gel, spray, spray, spray and dispensing dosed with menthol and eucalyptus. Galazolin children usually contains 0, 5% of the drug forms, one drop of which corresponds to 0, 025 mg Xylometazoline.

Galazolin drops 0, 1% of adults and children over 12 years in the amount of 2-3 drops in each nostril. Digging should be done every 8-10 hours.

 Galazolin gel
 Galazolin children (0, 5%) in the form of drops, is administered at the same rate as adults: 1 drop children from 4 months to two years; 2-3 drops for children from 2 to 12 years.

Gel Galazolin, the use of which involves a one-time quick press of the dispenser is used every 8-10 hours by one click into each nasal passage: children 3-12 years - 0, 5% of the drug for children over 12 and adults - 1% of the drug.

Galazolin drops, as well as other forms of the drug, typically applied 3-5 days.

side effects

Instruction galazolin warns of possible adverse reactions as dry mucous membranes of the nose, burning, sneezing, feeling of nasal congestion.

Local drug overdose can cause increased blood pressure, tachycardia, fatigue, insomnia, anxiety, nausea, headache.

Contraindications galazolin

If Galazolin was appointed, instructions must be carefully studied, since a number of diseases use of the drug is contraindicated:

  • atrophic rhinitis;
  • angle-closure glaucoma;
  • increased intracranial pressure;
  • expressed atherosclerosis;
  • hyperthyroidism;
  • arterial hypertension;
  • diabetes;
  • tachycardia;
  • pheochromocytoma.

Galazolin not assigned drops and other forms of the drug while the use of MAO inhibitors as well as for two weeks after their reception.

Do not use Galazolin and increased sensitivity to Xylometazoline. On the strict application of the drug is possible during pregnancy and lactation.

Additional Information

The drug should be carried out in a dark place at a temperature corresponding to 15-25 0 Galazolin C. Shelf life - 4 years.