Sodium Chloride (Nasal preparation)
Sodium Chloride Nasal Drops is indicated for dry nasal membranes including dry nose resulting from cold and allergy medications. It moistens dry nasal passages from dry climates or from airplane travel, may help dissolve mucus from study noses and clears the nose after surgery. This sterile saline solution is also used to cleanse various parts of the body (wounds, body cavities) and medical equipment (e.g., bandages, catheters, drainage tubes). It is also used as a mixing solution (diluent) for other medications used to irrigate the body (e.g., bacitracin, polymyxin).
Nasal Decongestants & Other Nasal Preparations
Sodium chloride is the major extracellular cation. It is important in electrolyte and fluid balance, osmotic pressure control and water distribution as it restores sodium ions. It is used as a source of electrolytes and water for hydration, treatment of metabolic acidosis, priming solution in haemodialysis and treatment of hyperosmolar diabetes. It is also used as diluents for infusion of compatible drug additives.
Infants, children & adults: 2-6 drops into each nostril as needed daily
Use in Children: Safe for pediatrics
Tell your doctor about your medical history, especially of heart problems (e.g., congestive heart failure), lung problems (pulmonary edema), kidney problems, low levels of potassium (hypokalemia), high levels of sodium (hypernatremia), and any allergies.
No side Effects are expected to occur. However stinging, sneezing, increased nasal discharge, or salty taste may occur in some cases.
It is unknown if this medication passes into breast milk. Consult with your doctor before breast-feeding.