What is Nasal saline spray?

Category: Over the Counter Drugs

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Nasal Saline is sodium chloride in an intranasal preparation. It is used to restore moisture to nasal membranes.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Nasal congestion 13 8
Non-allergic rhinitis 13 6
Sinus congestion 5 1
Nosebleeds (epistaxis) 3 12
Allergic rhinitis 2 0

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 0
Moderate 2
Mild 6
None 24

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Nasal saline spray

Side effect Patients Percentage
Burning sensation 1
Nasal irritation 1
Runny nose (rhinorrhea) 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Nasal saline spray

Dosage Patients Percentage
0.65% as needed 3
2spray(s) as needed 2
0.9 % daily 1
3 % daily 1
6spray(s) as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Nasal saline spray

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Other 5
Did not seem to work 4
Course of treatment ended 3
Doctor's advice 3
Expense 2
See all 14 patients who've stopped taking Nasal saline spray

Duration

Currently taking Nasal saline spray

Duration Patients Percentage
1 - 2 years 2
2 - 5 years 2
5 - 10 years 2
10 years or more 1

Stopped taking Nasal saline spray

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 5
1 - 6 months 2
6 months - 1 year 2
1 - 2 years 4
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 8
Usually 11
Sometimes 12
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 2
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 8
Not at all hard to take 20
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 17
Not specified 15
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2 patient evaluations for Nasal saline spray

Mar 15, 2012 (Started Jan 10, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for non-allergic rhinitis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 1.3 g Daily

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Jun 12, 2011 (Started Feb 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: As needed

  • 0 helpful marks
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