Over-the-counterLower-cost generic availableClass: Respiratory

Ocean Saline Nasal Spray

(Sodium Chloride)

Over-the-counterLower-cost generic availableClass: Respiratory
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Relieves nasal congestion.

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Our bottom line

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.

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Upsides

  • 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.

Downsides

  • It’s not as effective at treating sinus congestion and pain as other nasal sprays or decongestant medicines.
How it works

Ocean Saline Nasal Spray (Sodium Chloride) relieves nasal congestion by thinning mucus and moisturizing the inside of your nose.

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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.

Common concerns from people taking Ocean Saline Nasal Spray (Sodium Chloride)

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  • It’s not as effective at treating sinus congestion and pain as other nasal sprays or decongestant medicines.