What is Nasal saline spray?

Category: Over the Counter Drugs

Most popular types: Simply Saline NeilMed Sinus Rinse Ocean Nasal Spray Show all

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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
Non-allergic Rhinitis 12 5
Nasal congestion 8 3
Dry nose 6 2
Sinusitis symptoms 5 3
Allergies 3 1
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
Severe 0
Moderate 2
Mild 1
None 16

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Nasal saline spray

Side effect Patients
Ear infection 1
Runny nose (rhinorrhea) 1
Sinusitis symptoms 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Nasal saline spray

Dosage Patients
0.65% as needed 5
0.65 g three times daily 1
1.95 g daily 1
0.154meq/ml as needed 1
1tps. as needed 1
2spray(s) as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Nasal saline spray

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 4
Course of treatment ended 2
Did not seem to work 2
Doctor's advice 2
Expense 1
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Duration

Currently taking Nasal saline spray

Duration Patients
1 - 2 years 3
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 3
10 years or more 3

Stopped taking Nasal saline spray

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 4
1 - 6 months 2
6 months - 1 year 2
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 5
Usually 7
Sometimes 6
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 2
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 4
Not at all hard to take 13
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 9
Not specified 10
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2 patient evaluations for Nasal saline spray

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jus' me
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jus' me
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Little
Fatigue: All
Sleep: All
Stiffness: None
function: None
external_stress: Little
Stickman: some
Description:F53y
FM:5y Dx
CFS:?y
I am: b
I have:
Fibromyalgia

See jus' me's full Nasal saline spray history

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

  • 0 helpful marks
Hope_In_Christ
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Hope_In_Christ
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 28
Condition: Central Sensitivity Syndrome 7 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Mild
I am: b
I have:
Central Sensitivity Syndrome

See Hope_In_Christ's full Nasal saline spray history

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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