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Rhino-Mist spray

Generic Name: saline (SAY-leen)
Brand Name: Examples include Rhino-Mist and Salinex

Rhino-Mist spray is used for:

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

Rhino-Mist spray is a salt solution. It works by rinsing and moisturizing the nostrils.

Do NOT use Rhino-Mist spray if:

  • you are allergic to any ingredient in Rhino-Mist spray

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

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Before using Rhino-Mist spray:

Some medical conditions may interact with Rhino-Mist spray. 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 Rhino-Mist spray. 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 Rhino-Mist spray 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 Rhino-Mist spray:

Use Rhino-Mist spray as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

  • To use a nose spray, gently blow your nose. Sit down and tilt your head back slightly. Place the tip of the spray container into the nose. Using a finger from your other hand, press against the opposite nostril to close it off. Breathe gently through the open nostril and squeeze the spray container. If you are using more than 1 spray, wait for 1 to 2 minutes between sprays. After using the medicine, rinse the tip of the spray unit in hot water and dry with a clean tissue to prevent contamination.
  • If you miss a dose of Rhino-Mist spray, use the dose when you remember and continue to use Rhino-Mist spray as directed by your doctor or the package labeling.

Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Rhino-Mist spray.

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 Rhino-Mist spray, discuss with your doctor the benefits and risks of using Rhino-Mist spray during pregnancy. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you are using Rhino-Mist spray, check with your doctor or pharmacist to discuss the risks to your baby.

Possible side effects of Rhino-Mist spray:

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 Rhino-Mist spray. 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 ( http://www.aapcc.org), or emergency room immediately.

Proper storage of Rhino-Mist spray:

Store Rhino-Mist spray 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 Rhino-Mist spray out of the reach of children and away from pets.

General information:

  • If you have any questions about Rhino-Mist spray, please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
  • Rhino-Mist spray 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 Rhino-Mist spray 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 Rhino-Mist spray. It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to Rhino-Mist spray. 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 Rhino-Mist spray.

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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