For Health Professionals: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Nozin® Nasal Sanitizer® antiseptic

What is Nozin® Nasal Sanitizer® advanced antiseptic?
Is Nozin Nasal Sanitizer® safe for daily use?
What are the uses for Nozin® Nasal Sanitizer®?
Is there published, peer-reviewed research on Nozin® Nasal Sanitizer®?

Yes. The American Journal of Infection Control (AJIC) has published the article: “Reduction of nasal Staphylococcus aureus carriage in health care professionals by treatment with a nonantibiotic, alcohol-based nasal antiseptic”

Here's a link to AJIC website for the article on the clinical study which showed that Nozin® Nasal Sanitizer® antiseptic was effective in reducing Staph aureus and total bacterial carriage, ”suggesting the usefulness of this approach as a safe, effective and convenient alternative to antibiotic treatment.”

Here's a link to a related post on Nozin professional site.

Also now available at the American Journal of Infection Control website is an In Press article, "Perioperative participation of orthopedic patients and surgical staff in a nasal decolonization intervention to reduce Staphylococcus spp surgical site infections". Quoting from this study, which utilized Nozin® Surgery protocol with Nozin® Nasal Sanitizer® antiseptic: “After implementation of an alcohol-based antiseptic nasal decolonization program in patients and members of our hospital spine surgery group, Staphylococcus spp SSIs were significantly reduced from baseline over the subsequent 15-month period.” This study, conducted at Baylor Orthopedic and Spine Hospital at Arlington, TX, demonstrated 81% SSI reduction. An earlier phase of this Baylor study was well received as a poster at IDSA ID Week 2016. The new article In Press at AJIC is available for pdf download and will also be published in an upcoming AJIC issue.

Is there independent research support for implementing nasal decolonization?
Should Health Care Workers (HCW) use Nozin Nasal Sanitizer®?
Why should non-surgical patients use Nozin® Nasal Sanitizer®?
How would we implement Nozin programs in our facility/hospital?
In what presentations does the product come and how can I learn more?
How much does it cost?
Is Nozin® Nasal Sanitizer® antiseptic patented?

Yes. Nozin® Nasal Sanitizer® antiseptic is covered by the following granted U.S. Patents:

  • U.S. Patent No. 8,778,415
  • U.S. Patent No. 8,158,163
  • U.S. Patent No. 7,638,147
  • U.S. Patent No. 8,999,406
  • U.S. Patent No. 9,463,212
  • U.S. Patent No. 9,943,561
  • U.S. Patent No. 10,307,452
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Frequently Asked Questions about Nozin Nasal Sanitizer


Extensive research has been undertaken to demonstrate that Nozin® Nasal Sanitizer® antiseptic is a safe, highly effective anti-microbial that provides long lasting nasal decolonization to help reduce the risk of infection. These studies were conducted at major universities and leading independent US testing centers specializing in antimicrobial and personal care product testing.  These facilities adhere to Good Laboratory Practices (GLPs) to ensure FDA/EPA regulatory compliance. Summaries on these tests can be found here. Here's a link to American Journal of Infection Control website for the article on the clinical study. Contact us for more information.

 Trusted, well established safety

Frequently Asked Questions about Nozin Nasal Sanitizer

Nozin® Nasal Sanitizer® is used and recommended by many health professionals and their patients. The product complies with regulations for over the counter (OTC) drugs as an antiseptic regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Ethanol, the active ingredient in Nozin® Nasal Sanitizer®, is classified as GRASE (generally recognized as safe and effective) by the FDA when used as directed. It has been shown that alcohol based topical antiseptics can be even less irritating than soap and water* and Nasal Sanitizer® antiseptic has been specifically shown to be safe in dermal toxicity and skin irritation studies. This product will also not contribute to antibiotic resistance.

*Boyce, J. M. and D. Pittet. 2002. Guideline for Hand Hygiene in Health-Care Settings. Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America/Association for Professionals in Infection Control/Infectious Diseases Society of America. MMWR Recomm. Rep. 51:1-45

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