What is Hypertonic Saline?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: MucoClear

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See also: MucoClear

Hypertonic saline is used for intravenous administration for hyponatremia (low sodium in blood; it is used via mist to restore moisture; loosens and thins congestion caused by colds or allergies; and for wound cleaning and irrigation.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Cystic fibrosis 18 4
Decreased respiratory function 7 1
Excess mucus 5 1
Bronchiectasis 3 1
Asthma 1 0
Psychosis disorder 1 0

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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 1
Mild 1
None 4

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Hypertonic Saline

Side effect Patients
Cough 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Hypertonic Saline

Dosage Patients
0.9 mL daily 1
1 other daily 1
1 other twice daily 1
4 mL daily 1
4 mL twice daily 1
1tps. as needed 1

Duration

Currently taking Hypertonic Saline

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 3
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 5
Usually 1
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 2
Not at all hard to take 4
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 3
Not specified 3

What people switch to and from

Patients stopped taking Hypertonic Saline and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Dornase alfa (Pulmozyme) 1
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Hypertonic Saline.