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Saline Gel

Generic Name: Saline (SAY-leen)Brand Name: NasoGel

Saline Gel is used for:

Treating dry or irritated nasal passages caused by colds, allergies, low humidity, or overuse of decongestant nose spray.

Saline Gel is a moisturizing salt gel. It works by soothing and moisturizing dry nasal passages.

Do NOT use Saline Gel if:

  • you are allergic to any ingredient in Saline Gel

Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if this applies to you.

Before using Saline Gel:

Some medical conditions may interact with Saline Gel. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:

  • if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
  • if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
  • if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances

Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Saline Gel. However, no specific interactions are known at this time.

Ask your health care provider if Saline Gel may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.

How to use Saline Gel:

Use Saline Gel as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

  • Apply a small amount of Saline Gel to the inside of each nostril as needed for dryness.
  • You may use a clean cotton swab to apply Saline Gel, unless otherwise directed by your doctor.
  • If you miss a dose of Saline Gel, use the dose when you remember and continue to use Saline Gel as directed by your doctor or the package labeling.

Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Saline Gel.

Important safety information:

  • Saline Gel is for the nose. Do not use it for dryness in the mouth.
  • If your symptoms do not improve or if they become worse, check with your doctor.
  • PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: If you become pregnant, contact your doctor. You will need to discuss the benefits and risks of using Saline Gel while you are pregnant. It is not known if Saline Gel is found in breast milk after topical use. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you use Saline Gel, check with your doctor. Discuss any possible risks to your baby.

Possible side effects of Saline Gel:

All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. No COMMON side effects have been reported with the proper use of Saline Gel. Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:

Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue).

This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.

If OVERDOSE is suspected:

Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center (http://www.aapcc.org), or emergency room immediately.

Proper storage of Saline Gel:

Store Saline Gel at room temperature, between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C). Store in a cool, dry place away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not freeze. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep Saline Gel out of the reach of children and away from pets.

General information:

  • If you have any questions about Saline Gel, please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
  • Saline Gel is to be used only by the patient for whom it is prescribed. Do not share it with other people.
  • If your symptoms do not improve or if they become worse, check with your doctor.

This information is a summary only. It does not contain all information about Saline Gel. If you have questions about the medicine you are taking or would like more information, check with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.

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