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Ayr Saline (nasal)

Generic name: sodium chloride (nasal) [ SOE-dee-um-KLOR-ide ]
Brand names: 4 Way Saline, Altamist, Ayr Baby Saline, Ayr Saline Nasal, Ayr Saline Nasal Mist, … show all 28 brands
Drug class: Nasal lubricants and irrigations

What is Ayr Saline Nasal?

There are several brands and types of sodium chloride nasals available. This leaflet does not list all available brands.Ayr saline is for use inside the nose to treat nasal irritation due to colds, influenza, or allergies.The product is a mild salt solution that has been purified (also known as saline). This product does not contain active drugs or medicines.Saline: Saline can be used in other ways not mentioned in this guide.

Side effects of Ayr saline nasal

If you experience any of the following symptoms of an allergy: difficulty breathing, hives, swelling in your lips, face, throat, or tongue.You may experience less serious side effects, or none at all.There may be other side effects. For medical advice on side effects, call your doctor. Report side effects by calling FDA on 1-800-FDA-1088.

Similar/related drugs

Epinephrine topical, pseudoephedrine, phenylephrine for nasal use, sodium chloride nasal, and Afrin


Please follow all instructions on the label or package of your product. If you have any questions, ask a pharmacist or doctor.

Before you take this drug

If you suffer from allergies or medical conditions, ask your doctor or pharmacist whether this product can be used safely.Consult your doctor before you use this product if you are pregnant or nursing.

How to take  Ayr saline nasal spray?

Follow the instructions on the packaging or those prescribed by your physician.Follow the directions provided on the label of this product when giving it to children.Take only by nose. Use nasal products only for the nose.Ayr saline comes in a variety of forms, including a gel, spray, swab, or powder that can be used to rinse the nose with water.Please read and follow all instructions for use that come with any product. If you don't understand the instructions, ask your pharmacist or doctor.It may be necessary to gently blow your nose prior to using this product.After using the spray, if you've inserted the bottle tip into your nose, rinse it with warm water. Then dry the tip off with a soft tissue.When used upright, some nasal spray bottles deliver the product as a spray. If you flip the bottle over and use it upside down, the spray will be delivered as a liquid.After each use, wipe off the tip or nozzle of the bottle with a tissue if directed to do so on the label.If the condition that you're treating with Ayr Saline doesn't improve or worsens while using this product, call your doctor.Ayr Saline should be replaced according to the instructions on the packaging. After a period of time, you may have to dispose of the Ayr Saline container, even if there is some product left in it.Keep away from heat and moisture. Store at room temperature.Keep the spray canister away from flames or heat. If the canister gets too warm, it may explode. Empty nasal spray containers should not be punctured or burned.

What happens if I miss the dose?

Saline nasal spray can be used as needed. You may not have a schedule. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip any missed ones and just wait to take it at its proper time. Never take two doses in one go.

What happens if I overdose?

Overdoses of sodium chloride in the nose are not dangerous. If anyone accidentally swallows the product, seek emergency medical care or contact the Poison Help Line at 1-800-222-1222.

Avoid this

Avoid getting Ayr saline in your eye.Do not share nasal sprays or applicators with others. Shared nasal spray containers or apps that are inserted in the nose may allow infection or disease to spread from person to person.

Interaction with other drug

Ayr saline is unlikely to interact with other medications you take, as it does not contain active medicines. Many drugs interact. Inform your health care providers of all the medicines that you take, including over-the-counter and prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbs.