SANTA ROSA, Calif. — NeilMed Pharmaceuticals Inc. USA has rolled out the Naspira nasal-oral aspirator for babies and small children.
The company said Monday that the Naspira’s novel proprietary design offers a simple, safe and immediate way to relieve nasal congestion related to mucus in young children — especially infants, who must breathe through their nose while feeding or using a pacifier.
“Since babies often can only breathe through their nose, stuffy noses caused by colds and other respiratory infections interfere with their breathing; causing difficulties with feeding and sleeping,” stated Ketan Mehta, founder and chief executive officer of NeilMed. “Providing quick relief is critical for the well-being of babies.”
The Naspira uses simple suction applied by the mouth of a parent or a caretaker to relieve congestion. The two-in-one design enables the device to be used as a nasal-oral aspirator or as a traditional bulb aspirator by removing the tubing and closing the cap on the bulb. The clear silicone and pull-apart design also allows for easy cleaning.
NeilMed said the Naspira carries a suggested retail price of $15 and, currently at retailers, the product’s price ranges from $9.97 to $14.99. It is available now at Walgreens, Rite Aid, Walmart, Target, Kinney Drugs, Harmon and ShopRite stores, as well as through online retailers such as Amazon, Drugstore.com and MyOTCStore.com.