Readers ask: What Is Neutrasal?

NeutraSal is a prescription rinse that replaces and mimics natural saliva. It helps perform the important functions of saliva that are disrupted when you have dry mouth. NeutraSal comes in single-use packets of dissolving powder that you mix in water to create a soothing oral rinse.

What are the ingredients of NeutraSal?

Neutrasal® is a comprised of calcium chloride, sodium phosphate and sodium bicarbonate plus inactive ingredients. When Neutrasal® is dissolved in normal tap water, the water becomes supersaturated with both calcium and phosphate ions.

Is NeutraSal FDA approved?

It is designated by the FDA as a device and received approval in 2009. -Powder packets must be diluted prior to administration; do not use if the packet is opened or shows sign of leakage or damage.

How do you get prescribed NeutraSal?

For patients not covered by commercial insurance NeutraSal can be purchased at a discounted rate directly from the pharmacy through the Cash Option Program. The practitioner prescribing NeutraSal® (supersaturated calcium phosphate rinse) will determine the appropriate course of therapy for the patient.

Is there a generic for NeutraSal?

Is there a generic of Neutrasal? Neutrasal is a brand-name prescription artificial saliva or saliva replacer. Other brand names include Caphosol and SalivaMAX. Calcium phosphate dibasic is the generic version and is available over-the-counter.

What is NeutraSal used for?

NeutraSal is a prescription rinse that can help restore a healthy oral environment. NeutraSal is used along with standard oral care to treat oral mucositis caused by radiation or high-dose chemotherapy. It relieves the symptoms of oral mucositis.

What are the side effects of pilocarpine?

Pilocarpine may cause side effects. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away:

  • sweating.
  • nausea.
  • runny nose.
  • diarrhea.
  • chills.
  • flushing.
  • frequent urination.
  • dizziness.
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What is mucositis chemotherapy?

Mucositis is when your mouth or gut is sore and inflamed. It’s a common side effect of chemotherapy and radiotherapy for cancer. Although mucositis is usually painful, it can be treated. It should get better within a few weeks of finishing cancer treatment.

Is SalivaMAX a prescription?

SalivaMAX is available by prescription only. SalivaMAX is provided in single use packets and are mixed with 1 oz. of water to create a supersaturated calcium phosphate rinse.

What are some saliva substitutes?

Try over-the-counter saliva substitutes that contain xylitol, such as Mouth Kote or Oasis Moisturizing Mouth Spray, or that contain carboxymethylcellulose (kahr-bok-see-meth-ul-SEL-u-lohs) or hydroxyethyl cellulose (hi-drok-see-ETH-ul SEL-u-lohs), such as Biotene OralBalance Moisturizing Gel.

How do you use Caphosol?

To use the oral rinse or other liquid Caphosol, swish a small amount in your mouth for 30 seconds, then spit out. The oral powder must be mixed with about 1 ounce of water before using it. Stir the mixture and use it right away, even if you need to swish 2 or 3 times to get the full amount.

Does pilocarpine cause Miosis?

Pilocarpine will also cause constriction of the pupillary sphincter muscle, resulting in miosis. The allowable daily dose is 30 mg. [5] With excessive dosing, it can propagate a cholinergic crisis.