The Pharmaceutics and Compounding Laboratory
Intranasal Preparations


Upon completion of this exercise, you should be able to:

  • Describe the major physiological function of the nose.
  • Describe four characteristics of an acceptable intranasal solution.
  • List four intranasal preparations.
  • Explain how to calibrate a dropper, a nasal spray bottle, or a bottle with an MDI pump.
  • Counsel a patient about the proper administration of intranasal drops, sprays, or MDIs.