sodium chloride - intranasal spray (Ocean, Ayr Saline, Humist, NaSal, Little Noses, Ocean)

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    Jay W. Marks, MD

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GENERIC NAME: sodium chloride intranasal spray

BRAND NAME: Ocean, Ayr Saline, Humist, NaSal, Little Noses, Ocean for Kids

PRESCRIPTION: No

GENERIC AVAILABLE: Yes

USES:

  • Intranasal sodium chloride is used for relieving nasal congestion and dryness.
  • It also is used as a pretreatment for nasal steroid administration.

SIDE EFFECTS:

Intranasal sodium chloride rarely causes side effects. Side effects of this product may include:

DOSAGE:

  • The recommended dose for relieving nasal congestion and dryness is 2 sprays per nostril as needed.
  • When used as a pretreatment prior to administering nasal steroids the recommended dose is 1 spray per nostril 2 to 6 times daily.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 8/24/2016

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