Sinus Rinse

Generic Name: Sodium bicarbonate, Sodium chloride

  • Other names:

    Sinus Rinse Kit, Sinus Rinse Pediatric Kit
  • What is this medication?

    Sinus Rinse contains a saline nasal wash. It is intended to temporarily relieve nasal allergies and dryness; sinusitis; rhinitis; allergic asthma; postnasal drip; sinus pressure and nasal stuffiness; nasal symptoms from flu and cold; nasal irritation from occupational dust, fumes, animal dander, grass, pollen, smoke, and house dust; and nasal congestion.
  • Are there any warnings associated with Sinus Rinse?

    This product is to be used only for nasal irrigation. Do not use it for any other purposes.

    Rinse your nasal passages only with NeilMed packets. Using home-mixed solutions may not provide you with adequate therapeutic relief, and will likely cause burning and stinging. Additionally, rinsing with plain water will result in a severe burning sensation. Always remember to add a NeilMed packet to the water before rinsing.

    Do not use this product if your nasal passage is completely blocked. You may still use the rinse with partially blocked nasal passages.

    Do not use this product if you have an ear infection or blocked ears.

    People who are unable to stand or bend near the sink should not use this product.

    Remove contact lenses. In case of contact, immediately flush the eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes. Get medical attention if irritation develops.

    Do not ingest this product. If ingested, seek medical advice immediately.

    Keep out of the reach of children.

    Before using this product, inspect the cap, tube, and bottle carefully for wear and tear. If any of the components appear discolored or cracked, do not use and get a replacement. Follow cleaning instructions prior to each use.

  • Should I talk to my doctor before using Sinus Rinse?

    Contact your doctor before using this product if you have had ear surgery.
  • What are the possible side effects of Sinus Rinse?

    Side effects cannot always be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue using this product.
  • What should I avoid while taking Sinus Rinse?

    Do not use this product if your nasal passage is completely blocked. You may still use the rinse with partially blocked nasal passages.

    Do not use this product if you have an ear infection or blocked ears.

    Do not ingest this product.

  • What are possible food and drug interactions associated with Sinus Rinse?

    If Sinus Rinse is used with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. Always check with your doctor before combining Sinus Rinse with any other medication.
  • What is the usual dosage of Sinus Rinse?

    Use the rinse one hour prior to bedtime in order to avoid any residual solution dripping in the throat.

    Adults and children 4 years: Wash your hands and fill the clean bottle with the designated volume of warm distilled water, filtered water, or previously boiled water. Cut the Sinus Rinse mixture packet at the corner and pour its contents into the bottle. Tighten the cap on the bottle securely, place one finger over the tip of the cap and shake the bottle gently to dissolve the mixture. Standing in front of a sink, bend forward and tilt your head down. Keeping your mouth open without holding your breath, place the cap snugly against your nasal passage and squeeze the bottle gently until the solution starts draining from the opposite nasal passage or from your mouth. Keep squeezing the bottle gently until at least ¼ to ½ (60 to 120 milliliters, or mL, for the regular kit; the pediatric kit has ½ the volume capacity of the regular kit) of the bottle is used for a proper rinse. Do not swallow the solution. Blow your nose gently. Repeat in other nasal passage.

    Children <4 years: Consult a doctor.

  • How should I store Sinus Rinse?

    Store in a cool, dry place.