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General

What is Rhinaris®?

Rhinaris® is a family of nasal care and nasal irrigation products that includes solutions to relieve dry and/or crusty noses as well as blocked and stuffy noses. Rhinaris® also offers saline and sea water solutions to gently clean and hydrate the nose on a daily basis. All Rhinaris® products have no rebound effect and are non-addictive.

What is the difference between a hypertonic and an isotonic salt solution?

An isotonic solution has the same concentration of salt as normal body cells. A hypertonic solution has a higher concentration of salt than normal body cells.

Rhinaris® Nasal Gel and Rhinaris® Nasal Mist

Who should use Rhinaris® Nasal Gel and Rhinaris® Nasal Mist?

Rhinaris® Nasal Gel and Rhinaris® Nasal Mist can be used:

  • For a dry and crusty nose: It helps to moisturize and lubricate dry nasal passages caused by low humidity in homes, office buildings, hotels and airplanes.
  • In children (over 2 years of age) and adults, including pregnant women.
  • When travelling: to help relieve the nasal dryness that occurs as a result of the dry air in hotels and airplane cabins.

Is Rhinaris® Nasal Mist a saline solution?

No. Rhinaris® Nasal Mist contains polyethylene glycol (15%) and propylene glycol (5%) as the medicinal ingredients.
The Rhinaris® family also includes Rhinaris® Saline Nasal Spray and Rhinaris® Saline Nasal Drops which are 0.9% sodium chloride solutions.

Are Rhinaris® Nasal Mist and Rhinaris® Nasal Gel medicated products?

Yes. Rhinaris® Nasal Mist and Rhinaris® Nasal Gel are water-based nasal lubricants that contain polyethylene glycol and propylene glycol as the medicinal ingredients. Rhinaris® Nozoil® is a natural solution to relieve dry and/or crusty noses.

Will Rhinaris® Nasal Mist and Rhinaris® Nasal Gel cause a rebound effect?

No. These products are formulated to moisturize and lubricate dry nasal passages; they do not contain pharmaceutical decongestants, which are associated with rebound effects.

Can anyone use Rhinaris® Nasal Mist and Rhinaris® Nasal Gel?

There are no contraindications. However, patients should not use these products if they are allergic or hypersensitive to any of the ingredients. Rhinaris® Nasal Gel and Rhinaris® Nasal Mist are suitable for use in children (over 2 years of age) and adults, including pregnant women.

What are the side effects of Rhinaris® Nasal Mist and Rhinaris® Nasal Gel?

Patients should not use these products if they are allergic or hypersensitive to any of the ingredients. For any unexpected effects while using these products, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Rhinaris® Nozoil® Nasal Spray

What are the advantages of using Rhinaris® Nozoil®

  • 100% natural source pharmaceutical grade sesame oil
  • A clinically proven superior treatment for the effective relief of dry and crusty noses
  • Unique product
  • No pharmaceutical substances added and preservative-free
  • Non-addictive
  • No rebound effect

What side-effects might Rhinaris® Nozoil® produce?

Although it is unlikely that an allergic reaction would occur, patients with allergies to nuts or seeds should consult a physician before using Rhinaris® Nozoil®. For any unexpected effects while using Rhinaris® Nozoil®, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

How should Rhinaris® Nozoil® be stored?

Rhinaris® Nozoil® should be kept at room temperature (15°C to 25°C) and protected from direct light. Close the bottle after use. Use before the expiry date printed on the package.

Rhinaris® Sinus Saline Nasal Rinse

Are there contraindications for Rhinaris® Sinus?

There are no contraindications. However, patients should not use this product if they are allergic or hypersensitive to any of the ingredients. For children under 8 years of age, consult your physician before using Rhinaris® Sinus. If nasal irritation, ear pressure or ear pain occurs, discontinue use and contact your physician.

Does Rhinaris® Sinus contain preservatives?

Yes. Rhinaris® Sinus contains 0.01% Benzethonium Chloride as an antimicrobial preservative.

Does Rhinaris® Sinus need to be refrigerated?

No. The product can be stored at room temperature; protect from freezing.

Is Rhinaris® Sinus isotonic or hypertonic?

Rhinaris® Sinus is an isotonic solution.

What are the ingredients in Rhinaris® Sinus?

The ingredients in descending order of quantity are: Purified Water, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Biphosphate, Sodium Bicarbonate, Trisodium EDTA, Benzethonium Chloride (as a preservative). May contain Phosphoric Acid to adjust pH.

How many times a day can Rhinaris® Sinus be used?

Once daily as needed, or as directed by a health professional.

How many doses will come out of the 420 mL Rhinaris® Sinus dispensing bottle?

It is recommended to use one (1) spray (approximately 15–30 mL) per nostril, once daily as needed, or as directed by a health professional. The 420 mL bottle will provide approximately 14 to 28 sprays.

Do I need to heat or boil Rhinaris® Sinus?

No. Rhinaris® Sinus is a premixed, ready-to-use solution and should not be heated or boiled.

What are the advantages of using Rhinaris® Sinus?

  • Easy to use
  • No mixing required – the solution is ready to use
  • Unique delivery system with no-spill cap (420 mL dispensing bottle)
  • Rinses away excess mucus in heavily blocked nasal passages to ease breathing
  • Helps to remove inhaled pollen, dust and pollutants that can cause allergies and sinus problems

Why should I choose Rhinaris® Sinus vs. other Rhinaris® isotonic saline nasal sprays? Can nasal sprays be used to perform a nasal rinse?

The Rhinaris® Sinus dispensing bottle contains an accordion pump that enables delivery of a larger volume of solution at a higher pressure than other Rhinaris® saline nasal sprays. This helps to rinse away excess mucus in heavily blocked nasal passages for an effective nasal irrigation. Rhinaris® Saline Nasal Spray and Rhinaris® Sinomarin® Isotonic Sea Water Nasal Spray deliver much smaller volumes at lower pressure and can be used as gentle cleansers for daily nasal hygiene; however, they may not be as effective for clearing mucus from heavily blocked or stuffy noses and nasal irrigation.