Aqua Maris is a sea water based medicine designed to moisturize the nasal mucosa.
Release form and composition
Aqua Maris is a salty taste, colorless and odorless liquid.
The main active component of Aqua Marisa is sea water, the amount of which in 100 ml of the drug reaches 31.82 ml. In addition, the composition includes purified water.
Among the components of the drug are no additives and preservatives.
The drug is available as a spray for adults, drops for small children, and also in the form of an aerosol.
Aqua Maris Norm aerosol is intended for use by adults and children over 2 years old. It is packed in metal cylinders under a pressure of 50 ml or 100 ml. Cylinders are in cartons.
Aqua Maris Baby aerosol is a medicine for babies over one year old. Available in a volume of 50 ml, also packed in a metal bottle equipped with a small spout. Cylinders are enclosed in cardboard packs.
Aqua Maris Nasal Spray is a colorless, odorless solution. It is packed in a bottle of dark glass, which is equipped with a metering device and a spray head.
Drops for children Aqua Maris packed in plastic bottles with droppers. Those, in turn, are placed in cardboard packs.
Indications Aqua Marisa
Treatment with this remedy is advisable as a complex therapy for inflammatory diseases of the paranasal sinuses, nasal cavity and nasopharynx. In addition, in combination with other drugs, Aqua Maris is recommended for the treatment of influenza, ARVI, as prevention of these diseases during epidemics.
Monotherapy with Aqua Marisa is recommended for acute and chronic rhinitis, sinusitis, adenoiditis, as well as rhinitis of atrophic and allergic genesis.
According to the instructions to Aqua Maris, the medicine is effective in caring for the nasal cavity after surgical operations, as a cleansing agent for viruses, bacteria, dust, etc., and for preparing the nasal mucosa for further use of drugs.
In addition, the indications for the use of Aqua Marisa is the dryness of the nasal mucosa, caused by microclimatic conditions, the need to be in conditions of air dried by central heating. Also, the use of means on the basis of sea water is shown to persons whose mucous membranes of the upper respiratory tract are often exposed to harmful effects. These include smokers, workers of workshops, drivers of motor transport and others.
The use of Aqua Marisa in the presence of hypersensitivity to the components is not recommended.
Nasal spray is not recommended for children under 1 year.
Dosing and Administration Aqua Marisa
Nasal drops can be used to treat children from the first day of life. As therapy prescribed two drops in each nostril up to 4 times in a knock.
Spray nasal Aqua Maris apply from 12 months to a child up to 7 years. The treatment is carried out by double injection of the drug in each nasal passage 4 times a day.
Children from 7 to 16 years are recommended to appoint 2 injections in each nostril from 4 to 6 times a day.
Adults Aqua Maris is appointed in the amount of 2-3 injections in each nasal passage 4-8 times a day.
The recommended duration of treatment is from 2 weeks to a month. Course repetition should be carried out in one month.
Prevention of diseases with the help of Aqua Marisa is carried out by instillation of nasal drops for children 2-3 times a day, 1 or 2 drops in each nasal passage. This procedure is recommended for children, starting from the first day of life.
Children aged 1 to 7 years should use Aqua Maris in the amount of 1-2 injections up to 3 times a day as prophylaxis. Children from 7 to 16 years old - 2 injections up to 4 times per day. Adults - no more than 6 times a day for 2-3 injections.
In order to soften and remove nasal secretions and contaminating accumulations, it is recommended to inject or bury Aqua Maris in such quantity that the situation requires. Then remove the excess with a handkerchief or cotton wool. The procedure is repeated as many times as necessary.
The following are methods for flushing the nose, which are recommended by the instructions to Aqua Maris as an aerosol.
Injection of medication to children under two years old is performed in the prone position. The child must first turn to the side, then the tip of the balloon is inserted into the upper nostril. Rinse for a few seconds, then put the child in and help him to clear the nasal passages from mucus. If necessary, repeat the procedure.
Rinsing the nose for children who are more than two years old is carried out in the same way as for babies, with the only difference that it is not necessary to stack the child.
Children over 6 years old and adults need to be (sit or stand) in front of the sink. Leaning your head to the side, insert the Aqua Maris aerosol tip into the upper nostril and then rinse the nasal cavity for a few seconds. Blow your nose. Repeat the procedure if necessary.
Side effects Aqua Marisa
According to the instructions for Aqua Maris, the drug is well tolerated. The only possible form of adverse reactions is the appearance of allergies.
In order to prevent the development of infection of the middle ear in newborns during the application of Aqua Marisa, the drops should be instilled into the nasal cavity very carefully, gently and lightly pressing on the bottle.
Analogues of Aqua Marisa
Drugs similar in mechanism of action with Aqua Maris are listed below:
- Decamine and others
Terms and conditions of storage
Aqua Maris nasal spray is stored no more than 3 years, drops - no more than 2 years. The place where the medicine is stored must be kept out of the reach of children, not exposed to heat above 25 ° C.
The contents of the vials are sterile. After opening the vials, the medicine should be used within 45 days.