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

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Pharmacy Author: Omudhome Ogbru, PharmD Omudhome Ogbru, PharmD

Dr. Ogbru received his Doctorate in Pharmacy from the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy in 1995. He completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at the University of Arizona/University Medical Center in 1996. He was a Professor of Pharmacy Practice and a Regional Clerkship Coordinator for the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy from 1996-99.

Medical and Pharmacy Editor: Jay W. Marks, MD Jay W. Marks, MD

Jay W. Marks, MD, is a board-certified internist and gastroenterologist. He graduated from Yale University School of Medicine and trained in internal medicine and gastroenterology at UCLA/Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

ARTICLE RELATED DISEASES IMAGES & QUIZZES INDEX Hidden Places Where Germs Lurk Take the Common Cold Quiz Natural Cold & Flu Remedies Slideshow GENERIC NAME: sodium chloride intranasal sprayBRAND 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:

Allergic reaction (rare) Sneezing Cough Eye irritation if sprayed in the eye Nose irritation Abnormal taste

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.

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