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Ocean Saline Nasal Spray

(Sodium Chloride)

  • Nasal spray
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Relieves nasal congestion.

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Ocean Saline Nasal Spray (Sodium Chloride) is a great way for children and adults to relieve dry, irritated, or stuffy noses. If your congestion is really bad, you might need something stronger.


  • Ocean Saline Nasal Spray (Sodium Chloride) doesn't contain any medication, just salt and water.
  • Works well for most people, and can be used in children and adults.
  • Relieves runny noses, congestion, and throat itching, and makes breathing easier.
  • Can prevent nosebleeds caused by dryness inside your nose.
  • Safe to use if you have high blood pressure or heart disease, or if you’re pregnant or breastfeeding.


  • It’s not as effective at treating sinus congestion and pain as other nasal sprays or decongestant medicines.
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What to expect when you take Ocean Saline Nasal Spray (Sodium Chloride)

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Tips from our pharmacists
  • Safe for adults and children.
  • Use 2 to 3 sprays in each nostril as often as needed.
  • Use when your nose gets irritated from air travel, pollution, or other medications that dry you out.
  • For adults, hold the bottle upright while spraying it. For children and infants, hold the bottle upside-down to give them a few drops of medication.
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Side effects for Ocean Saline Nasal Spray (Sodium Chloride)

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Risks and Warnings for Ocean Saline Nasal Spray (Sodium Chloride)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • Sharing the nasal spray dispenser with others

    If there's more than one person using the spray dispenser, it could spread infection.

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Tips from pharmacists and people taking Ocean Saline Nasal Spray (Sodium Chloride)

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