I can not find this product anywhere. I have ask many pharmist why the product is off the shelves but at this time no one has answered me they just tell me that they have not heard of any reason I continue to look for the product with out any luck
Why cant I find 4way nasal spray anywhere in my city?
- 20 May 2012 by harleyman2ooo
- 13 August 2017
It is made by Novartis. They have had some citations from the FDA regarding potential for contamination, and quite a few of their meds were pulled off the shelves. Most of them are expected back on the shelves mid year, I don't have a date for the nasal spray.
dear Harley, many of the over the counter sprays like that were also pulled because they contained a decongestant. Last time I checked, vicks had one out, it had the antihistamine and OXYMETAZEOLINE, (sorry, sure spelling is wrong, but iPad will not let me type it in non capitals) as the decongestant. Different cities may have different rules on any meds containing psuedophed or other decongestants, some make them only available by asking the pharmacist and showing your drivers license. You may have noticed the over the counter decongestant called pseudophed, now is called psuedophedPE because of these laws and the people who buy up large quantities of the original formula, and they have been making meth out of the pseudophed. Patti
If I remember right, 4Way is phenylephrine. Can you find a generic for phenylephrine-a store brand perhaps? I'm pretty sure Walgreens and CVS have a generic version. It will work just as well.
Novartis OTC says the brand is not discontinued, but the plant is being renovated (and will be open again later this year). In the meantime... a generic is available. Equate (Walmart) Fast Acting Nasal Spray is the same thing as 4-Way (red label). There is even a small gold circle on the label that states: "Compare to 4-Way Nasal Spray Active Ingredient."
If you look up "phenylephrine" which is in 4 way nasal spray,you'll see that this as of yet wasn't approved by the FDA. Figures, I'm age 62 and in my earlier years (40 years ago), I used to put certain things up my nose to get a buzz (stupid of me) and kinda ruined
the innerds of whatever's there. Anyway, for 10 or so years I did the Afrin thing
which worked great 'till my nose needed something else and low and behold, there was "4 way nasal spray" which phenylephrine shrinks the inflamed blood vessels in your nose so you could breath but like Tylenol Xtra Strength, they took it off the shelf. So, I travelled to hells half acre looking for 4 way nasal spray only to realize there ain't anymore. There's even a couple of so called
"jitrools" on e-Bay trying to sell one bottle of this stuff for $75 and Amazon has a bottle for $45. What a country,eh! But all is not lost. I found a nasal spray
cheaper that works better, has phenylephrine in it and has a longer nossle
like the Afrin bottle to really get in there and it's called Neo Synephrine over-the-counter with NO prescription needed. So my fellow nostril opener-upper
seekers I'd make a beeline to the nearest drugstore or Family Dollar or Dollar
General store before they decide to remove this working nasal spray also.
In the end, who needs 4 way anymore when this one's better.
Hello I am having the same problem. Novartis is upgrading their facility they have said since the beginning of the year. The best thing to do is keep sending them emails on their site There is a way to email them but you have to play with the site. Or you can call them at 800-452-0051. Today they told me they will be re releasing the product, but no one seems to have a date. I know if enough people speak up and say something we will get our product back!
Nothing on the market works as well as 4 Way Nasal Spray in my opinion and many, many friend's opinion. I've tried the generic versions and for me they don't work as well. Please get 4 Way back on the shelves. I tried to buy it online with no luck!
It's been gone here in Phoenix for over a year, thank goodness I was a hoarder of 4 way menthol spray because it has gotten me they til about a month ago, my problem was I hate the long nozzle of the other nasal sprays. I liked 4 ways shorter wider nozzle. So what I just did, I bought a compare to 4 way nasal spray at Walmart and switched out the bottles, I put the Walmart brand In the 4 way bottle and even tho it's not the menthol it still works pretty good. Just a helpful post to all those who really miss 4 way. Don't understand what the hold up is and why no one is commenting anywhere in the media, but will be anxious to get them back
I was just at Walgreens tonight. They have a 4 way substitute. Same active ingredient. There is also a Ephrin nose drops. Same active ingredient.
I found it..it's NOT 4 WAY but WalMart has made a copy that works the same. I have tried all different brands with NO LUCK then came across this spray and it is exactly like 4-way. Go to Wal Mart look for their own brand of EQUATE you will see a yellow circle that says compare to 4-Way..and it's the same formula. They duplicate others also like AFRIN etc but they Do NOT work.The 4-Way is perfect. I was going to buy the amazon $225. out of desperation and found the WalMart first. IT'S PERFECT AND COSTS about $2.95 ... try it and spread the word... WE GOT IT BACK..THANKS TO WALMART. IT WAS ALSO MY FIRST TIME IN A WALMART !
I haven't been able to find 4way menthol for ages either. Believe me, it's certainly not for lack of trying! Even though I've done without for at least a year and a half (give or take), I still miss it very much every time I can't breathe. I tried Vicks menthol nasal spray, once. DON'T DO IT!! Painful burning is not what I was expecting, but that's what I got.
I was using the old 4-way four years if I ran out.In would almost have a panic attack.The best that ive have found it has the same stuff in it as the old one.I mean really the same stuff giant supermarkets sell it .Its called nasal four its a care one product its only three dollers and something. But its the best
Walgreens in Florida had the regular red 4way. Still holding out for the menthol
Went to walmart on Sept 17 2014. 4way is back on the shelf!
As of JAN 24 2015 4way nasal spray IS BACK ON SHELVES. The website 4WAYSPRAY.COM is also up & running w/ a product sold here locator using zip code. I can't find a reason for it disappearing almost 3 yrs ago but I was stunned to see it @ my local Walmart. It's also on Walgreens shelves as of today.
Whatever the reason for the break I'm personally thrilled to see it again. Now that the old favorite is back I'm not dreading spring allergies this year.
Walmart's Equate brand dried my nose & sinus' out & caused horrible nosebleeds. For this reason I used Neosynephrine Cold formula as it didn't dry me out as badly but still wasn't the same even though the active ingredient is identical. The formulas are NOT IDENTICAL. I hope this helps.
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