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Sodium chloride (nasal)

Name of the Generic: Sodium chloride (nasal) (nasal) SOE-dee’-um-KLOR [SOE-dee-um-KLOR-ide].
Names of Brands: 4 Way Saline, Altamist, Ayr Baby Saline, Ayr Saline Nasal, Ayr Saline Nasal Mist, etc. display the 40 brands.
Dosage Formats: Nasal gel (0.65%), nasal powder (-; buffered 0.65 percent), nasal powder for reconstitution (- buffered 0.9 0.9%), nasal solution (0.65 percent; 2.1%),… display the 4 dosage forms.
Classification of Drugs: Nasal lubricants and irrigations.

What is Sodium chloride nasal?

There are numerous varieties and brands of nasal sodium chloride that are available. Some brands are not included in this leaflet. The nasal spray sodium chloride (for usage in your nostrils) can be used for treating nasal stuffiness, post-nasal drip dryness of the nasal passages and nose, or irritation to the nasal passages due to the cold, the flu, allergies, or pollution. The product is made up of a pure, mild salt solution (also known as saline). It doesn't contain any active medicines or drugs. The nasal spray of sodium chloride can also be used for other purposes that aren't listed in this guide.

Side effects of Sodium chloride nasal

Contact a medical professional immediately. If you are experiencing warning signs of an allergic response, such as symptoms of hives, difficulty breathing, or swelling of your lips, tongue, throat, or face, More minor side effects might be more likely, or there may be no side effects whatsoever. This is not an exhaustive list of all the adverse effects. Other effects may also be present. Consult your doctor for medical advice on any side effects. You can report any adverse reactions to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.


Follow the directions on the label of the product and on the package. Consult a pharmacist or doctor for assistance if you have any concerns.

Before you take this drug

Talk to your doctor or pharmacist about whether the product you are using is suitable for you if you have allergies or medical conditions. Consult your doctor prior to taking this product if you are breastfeeding or pregnant.

How to take Sodium chloride nasal?

Follow the instructions on the label exactly or as directed by your physician. Always adhere to the directions on the label of the product about the product being given to children. Don't take them by mouth. Nasal products should be used only for the nose. Sodium chloride nasal can be found in a variety of forms, including spray, gel, swab, or powder to mix with water to make an ointment for the nasal. Be sure to read and adhere to any instructions that come with the product you purchase. Consult your physician or pharmacist if you don't understand these directions. It is possible that you need to gently blow your nose prior to making use of this product. If you've inserted the tip of the spray bottle inside your nose, wash your nose with warm water, then dry it off with a clean, soft tissue after using it. Some bottles of nasal sprays will give the product in spray form when used with the bottle on its side or in drop form when you flip your bottle upside-down.

If the directions are on the label of the product, clean the tip of the nozzle or bottle with a clean tissue following every use. Contact your physician to discuss your condition if the one you're treating with sodium chloride nasal therapy does not improve or gets worse when applying this drug. Follow the directions on the label regarding how you should replace the nasal sodium chloride. It is possible to dispose of the container after a specific amount of time has passed, even if a small amount of product remains in it. Place it in a cool, dry place free of heat and moisture. If the nasal spray comes in a spray container, be sure to keep it away from flames or extreme temperatures. The canister could explode if it is too hot. Avoid burning or puncturing the empty canister of nasal spray.

Details on dosage

Usual Adult Dose for Nasal Congestion:

The nasal buffered sodium chloride is 0.9 percent powder to reconstitute: Nasally every day, either once or twice.
Sodium chloride nasal 0.2% spray: 2 or 1 spray in each nostril at least every 4 hours or as often as is needed.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Nasal Congestion:

A nasal buffer of sodium chloride 0.9 percent powder to reconstitute:
5 years old or older: Nasalize every day, either once or twice.
Sodium chloride nasal 0.2% spray: Age 2 or over: 1 spray per nostril every 4 hours as required.

What happens if I miss a dose?

Because sodium chloride nasal dosage is only utilized when it is needed, you might not be following a regular dosing regimen. Do not miss any doses when it's time for the next dose. Avoid taking two doses at once.

What happens if I overdose?

An overdose of sodium chloride nasal spray is unlikely to pose a risk. Get medical attention immediately or contact the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222 if you have accidentally swallowed the drug.

What should be avoided?

Beware of eye irritation from sodium chloride. Beware of sharing nasal sprays with people you know. The sharing of a spray bottle or applicator to be placed in the nose could permit infections or diseases to be passed from one person to the next.

Interaction with other drugs

As sodium chloride nasal doesn't contain any active medication, It is unlikely to be influenced by other medications that you take. However, there are many drugs that interact with each other. Be sure to inform your healthcare professionals about all medications you are taking, which include prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbs.