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NebuSal (inhalation)

Generic Name: Sodium chloride (inhalation) [SOE-dee-um-KLOR-ide]
Names of Brands: Hyper-Sal, NebuSal, PulmoSal, Sodium Chloride, Inhalation
Classes of Drugs: Minerals and electrolytes; miscellaneous respiratory agents

What is NebuSal?

NebuSal is the chemical term for salt. It can help reduce certain kinds of bacteria that are present in bodily fluids, like saliva.

NebuSal is used to create sputum (mucus or phlegm) out of the mouth in order to improve lung function in patients who suffer from cystic fibrosis as well as to collect sputum for medical tests. The medication can also be used to dilute other drugs by inhaling them through the nebulizer.NebuSal can be used for additional uses that aren't listed in this guideline.

Side effects of NebuSal

See a doctor immediately. If you notice any of the following symptoms as warning signs of reactions to an allergen, such as hives, difficulty breathing, or swelling of your lips, face, or tongue,

Contact your doctor immediately. If you suffer from:

  • Chest pain, difficulty breathing;
  • The sensation of being lightheaded as you're about to pass out.
  • Swelling of your feet or hands
  • Fatigue, muscle twitching;
  • Incongruity, irregular heart rate, excessive thirst, increasing or decreasing urination, weakening muscles, leg pain, or a limb sensation

Other typical side effects could be a salty taste, minor irritation, or burning within your mouth.

This isn't a complete list of possible side effects, and other side effects could occur. Contact your doctor to seek medical advice on the effects. You can report any side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.


Before using NebuSal, consult your physician about any medical issues or allergies. Check with your physician to ensure that he knows that you're either breastfeeding or expecting. In certain situations, it is possible that you will not be able to use this medication, or you may have to alter your dosage or take additional precautions.

Discuss with your physician all other medicines you are taking, particularly potassium-based supplements, diuretics, blood pressure medications, steroids, or medicines that have sodium in them (such as Alka-Seltzer as well as Zegerid).

Inform your doctor immediately. If you experience chest pain, breathing problems, swelling of your feet or hands, fatigue or muscle twitching, confusion, an irregular heart rate, excessive thirst, more or less frequent urination, leg pain, muscle fatigue, or a feeling of limpness, or if you are worried that you could get out,

Before you take this drug

Do not take this medicine if you've ever experienced any allergic reactions to NebuSal.

To be sure NebuSal is appropriate for you, consult your doctor if you suffer from:

  • Asthma;
  • The heart condition (also known as excessive blood pressure);
  • Epilepsy;
  • Renal or liver illness;
  • Migraine headaches;
  • Any kind that may cause any kind of swelling;
  • If you've recently undergone surgery, for example,
  • If you're following a diet that has low salt.

FDA classification for pregnant women: It isn't known whether NebuSal could harm an unborn child. Consult your physician if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant while receiving treatment.

It isn't known if salt chloride gets into the milk of a nursing baby or the extent to which it may cause harm to nursing babies.Contact your doctor if you have a baby to breastfeed.

How to take NebuSal?

Follow the directions on the label of your prescription. Don't use this medication in greater or lesser quantities or for a longer time than prescribed.NebuSal is administered through the nebulizer. It is a vaporized medication that you inhale via a mask for your face, a mouthpiece, or other device that connects to the nebulizer.The doctor, nurse, or another healthcare professional will teach you how to utilize the nebulizer.

NebuSal is an oil that is inserted inside the chamber for medication in the nebulizer. A face mask or mouthpiece is attached to the chamber for drugs, as is an air compressor.

In order to prepare yourself for the inhalation of NebuSal via a nebulizer, you might be offered another inhaled medicine to treat the bronchospasm (muscle contractions in those airways in the lung). The doctor might also advise you to blow out your nose. Wash the mouth with water or wipe the insides of your mouth with tissues. Follow your doctor's advice carefully for the best outcomes.

Most of the time, it is recommended to mouthpiece this medicine while you're in a comfortable place. Breathe slowly and steadily while you're using the mask, have or any other breathing apparatus. You might also have the option of wearing a nose clip to close the nasal passages to ensure that you breathe only by mouth.

If you're taking this medication to perform a sputum test, you'll have to spit every five minutes or according to the instructions of your doctor. You should cough deeply from your chest in order to generate the most suitable specimen to test.

Keep breathing through the nebulizer for the time prescribed by your physician. When you've completed your breath for the specified time, discard the remaining liquid in the chamber for medicine. Do not keep the medicine chamber for use later on.If you keep NebuSal in your home or office, make sure to keep it at room temperature and away from heat and humidity.

What happens If I miss a dose?

Because NebuSal is often used only in emergencies, you might not be on a regular dosing schedule. If you take the medication regularly, you should take the dose you missed as soon as you can remember. Avoid any missed doses if you are close to the time of the next dose. Don't use any extra medication to replace the missed dose.

What happens If I overdose?

For medical emergencies, seek emergency medical attention or contact the Poison Help line toll-free at 1-800-222-1222.

What should be avoided?

Follow the instructions of your physician regarding any limitations on foods, drinks, or activities.

Interaction with other drugs

Discuss with your physician the medicines you are taking as well as the ones you begin or stop taking while you are receiving treatment with NebuSal, in particular:

  • Potassium supplements;
  • A diuretic "water pill";
  • An steroid, such as prednisone, fluticasone, mometasone, dexamethasone, and many others;
  • Medications for blood pressure
  • Medicine that has sodium in it, like Alka-Seltzer and Zegerid (omeprazole and sodium bicarbonate).

This list isn't complete. Other medications can interact with sodium chloride, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal remedies. The interactions of all potential drugs are mentioned in this medication guide.