FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs)

+When to use salinose?

salinose products are isotonic saline nasal solutions that are ideal for the relief of nasal congestion due to conditions such as common cold, allergic rhinitis, sinusitis, dust, pollution, etc.

+What is buffering agent sodium bicarbonate in salinose?

Nasal mucus is normally alkaline, any decrease in (pH) due to nasal conditions makes it highly viscous. Sodium Bicarbonate in normal saline acts as a buffering agent that adjusts the alkalinity of the mucus & decreases its viscosity to ease its removal.  Buffered isotonic saline with some degree of alkalinity may improve nasal symptoms. The most preferred to use is buffered isotonic saline with mild alkalinity. (1)

Ref: 1- Chusakul S1, Warathanasin S, Suksangpanya N, Phannaso C. Laryngoscope. 2013 Jan;123(1):53-6.

+What side effects will i have with the use of salinose products?

salinose appears safe with no serious side effects. Minor adverse effects are common, including a sense of discomfort and nervousness during the first use. (2) salinose have been 20 years in the market and used by millions, with no studies reporting serious adverse events and did not cause patients to discontinue treatment.

Ref: 2 Rabago D, Barrett B, Marchand L, Maberry R, Mundt M

+ Can salinose products be used together with other medicated treatments?

saline nasal irrigation (salinose) is an adjunctive therapy for upper respiratory conditions (3) and can be used together with other medicated treatments such as: antihistamines, nasal corticosteroids, nasal decongestants for a better control of symptoms and reduce medication side effects. Follow Doctors recommendations or instructions.

Ref: 3- Rama S, Ballentyne R, Hymes A. Science of Breath: A Practical Guide. The Himalayan Institute Press; Honesdale PA: 1998

+ Can I share my salinose bottle with a family member?

Due to reasons of hygiene and to avoid cross-infections, every bottle of salinose should only be used by one person. After each application, the spray/ dropper nozzle should be wiped and cleaned, and the protective cap should be replaced on the bottle again.

+ Can I use salinose products if I am pregnant or breast feeding?

It is best recommended to consult your physician prior to using any of salinose products.

+ Is it safe to use salinose BABY for my 1 month old baby?

Yes, salinose BABY is the right choice for gentle congestion relief for babies and is safe from the first day. Directions of use in infants: 2 to 6 drops into each nostril as needed or as recommended by the physician.

+ Can I use salinose as an ear drop?

salinose is for nasal use only and to be kept out of reach of children.

+ Where can I buy / find salinose products?

salinose products are available in all pharmacies across the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

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