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Ayr Saline solution

Generic Name: saline (SAY-leen)
Brand Name: Ayr Saline

Ayr Saline solution is used for:

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

Ayr Saline solution is a salt solution. It works by rinsing and moisturizing the nostrils.

Do NOT use Ayr Saline solution if:

  • you are allergic to any ingredient in Ayr Saline solution

Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.

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Before using Ayr Saline solution:

Some medical conditions may interact with Ayr Saline solution. 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 Ayr Saline solution. However, no specific interactions are known at this time.

This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Ayr Saline solution 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 Ayr Saline solution:

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

  • To use nose drops, gently blow your nose. Lie down and tilt your head back. Breathe through your mouth. Insert the dropper tip in the nose no more than 1/3 inch. Try not to touch the dropper tip to the inside of your nose. Place the correct number of drops in your nose. Continue to lie down with your head tilted back for 2 minutes.
  • If you miss a dose of Ayr Saline solution, use the dose when you remember and continue to use Ayr Saline solution as directed by your doctor or the package labeling.

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

Important safety information:

  • If your symptoms do not improve or if they become worse, check with your doctor.
  • PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: If you become pregnant while taking Ayr Saline solution, discuss with your doctor the benefits and risks of using Ayr Saline solution during pregnancy. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you are using Ayr Saline solution, check with your doctor or pharmacist to discuss the risks to your baby.

Possible side effects of Ayr Saline solution:

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 Ayr Saline solution. 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. To report side effects to the appropriate agency, please read the Guide to Reporting Problems to FDA.

If OVERDOSE is suspected:

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

Proper storage of Ayr Saline solution:

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

General information:

  • If you have any questions about Ayr Saline solution, please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
  • Ayr Saline solution 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.
  • Check with your pharmacist about how to dispose of unused medicine.

This information should not be used to decide whether or not to take Ayr Saline solution or any other medicine. Only your health care provider has the knowledge and training to decide which medicines are right for you. This information does not endorse any medicine as safe, effective, or approved for treating any patient or health condition. This is only a brief summary of general information about Ayr Saline solution. It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to Ayr Saline solution. This information is not specific medical advice and does not replace information you receive from your health care provider. You must talk with your healthcare provider for complete information about the risks and benefits of using Ayr Saline solution.

Issue Date: September 3, 2014
Database Edition 14.3.1.003
Copyright © 2014 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc.

Disclaimer: This information should not be used to decide whether or not to take this medicine or any other medicine. Only your health care provider has the knowledge and training to decide which medicines are right for you. This information does not endorse any medicine as safe, effective, or approved for treating any patient or health condition. This is only a brief summary of general information about this medicine. It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to this medicine. This information is not specific medical advice and does not replace information you receive from your health care provider. You must talk with your healthcare provider for complete information about the risks and benefits of using this medicine.

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