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Friday, March 7, 2014
Saline Nasal Spray
Before I was pregnant I used a saline nasal spray for my dry nose about 2 times a day. Besides Sodium Chloride it also has Phenylcarbinol and Benzalkonium Chloride as preservatives. It also contains disodium phosphate and monosodium phosphate. I have been using it about 3 times a week during my first trimester but want to make sure it is okay to continuing using and how often. Thank you
This is probably a safe medication to use. It is always best to eliminate any unnecessary exposure in pregnancy so you should weigh the benefit versus the risk of using the nasal spray.
Arthur T Ollendorff, MD
Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati