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Will using afrin (oxymetazoline) at night cause insomnia?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
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In brief: May occur

Side effects of oxymetazoline may include: increased nasal congestion if used > 3 to 5 days, rapid heart rate, increased blood pressure, blurred vision, insomnia, headache, dizziness, weakness, trembling, feeling nervous, sneezing & nasal dryness or burning.

In brief: May occur

Side effects of oxymetazoline may include: increased nasal congestion if used > 3 to 5 days, rapid heart rate, increased blood pressure, blurred vision, insomnia, headache, dizziness, weakness, trembling, feeling nervous, sneezing & nasal dryness or burning.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine
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In brief: Afrin (oxymetazoline) at night

I use diluted afrin (about 1 part afrin, 4 parts water) every night, and i sleep better (due to relief of nasal congestion).
It has never kept me awake. The medication does not go into the system, just the nasal passages.

In brief: Afrin (oxymetazoline) at night

I use diluted afrin (about 1 part afrin, 4 parts water) every night, and i sleep better (due to relief of nasal congestion).
It has never kept me awake. The medication does not go into the system, just the nasal passages.
Dr. Colin Kerr
Dr. Colin Kerr
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