Spray vs. TABLETS - What is more effective?
Some people prefer spray, some prefer tablets. But sometimes you can’t just consider what you like, or dislike; instead you have to think about the effect of the product. Below are some differences to consider when choosing between a spray and a tablet.
Sprays begin at the site of congestion, working around the affected area instead of travelling around your body, like the medicine in a tablet does.1 After dissolving in your stomach the tablet will enter your blood stream before finally reaching the source of the problem. The spray begins to work within minutes2 whereas tablets take up to thirty minutes to begin working.
1 Respiratory system, drug delivery. British National Formulary. Available from https://bnf.nice.org.uk/treatment-summary/respiratory-system-drug-delivery.html (accessed 10 July 2018)
2 Otrivine Adult Nasal Spray. For full prescribing information kindly refer to the SAHPRA-approved professional information.