Nasal sprays are liquid drug formulations that are administered via the nose to treat various nasal conditions. Nasal congestion, allergies, sinusitis, and cold are some of the common ailments effectively treated using nasal sprays. Nasal corticosteroids are increasingly used to manage symptoms of nasal allergies such as sneezing, congestion and runny nose. The increasing trend of self-medication and over-the-counter drugs for treating minor ailments like common cold and allergies has created a huge demand for generic nasal decongestants and allergy relief sprays.
The global U.S. Nasal Spray Market is estimated to be valued at US$ 9903.35 Mn in 2023 and is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 6.8% over the forecast period 2023 to 2030, as highlighted in a new report published by Coherent Market Insights.
Rising demand for self-medication of allergies and cold: The rising trend of self-medication and over-the-counter treatment for minor allergies and common cold has propelled the demand for generic nasal sprays in the U.S. market. Easy accessibility and affordable price point of generic OTC nasal sprays make them a preferred choice for self-treatment of congestion, cough, runny nose and sneezing caused due to allergies and viral infections.
Convenience of administration: Nasal sprays provide quick relief from cold, allergy, and sinusitis symptoms as the drug is directly delivered into the nasal passage through a spray mechanism. This convenient mode of drug delivery is boosting the adoption of nasal sprays over other traditional drug formulations.
The U.S. nasal spray market is dominated by the decongestant segment which accounts for over 30% share of the total market. Decongestants are used to relieve nasal congestion associated with common cold, allergies or sinusitis. These nasal sprays exhibit rapid action by constricting swollen nasal blood vessels and reducing inflammation. Antihistamine and steroid segments are other major segments in the market.
Political: Regulations imposed by FDA on the safety and efficacy of nasal sprays. Recent approvals and bans on certain ingredients impact the market.
Economic: High inflation rates in the country and economic recessions may impact discretionary healthcare spending on nasal sprays.
Social: Growing health awareness among people for allergy management and increasing self-medication habits drive the market.
Technological: Advances in nasal spray drug delivery systems help deliver medications more effectively. Connected devices track usage patterns.
U.S. Nasal Spray Market Size is expected to witness high growth over the forecast period of 2023 to 2030 supported by rising allergy and nasal disease prevalence. The Southern region currently dominates the market due to hot and humid climatic conditions favourable for allergies.
The Southern region accounts for over 35% share of the U.S nasal spray market led by states like Texas and Florida. Hot and humid weather conditions prevalent throughout the year lead to higher pollen counts and dust mites increasing allergies. This makes the Southern region the fastest growing market for nasal sprays.
Key players operating in the U.S Nasal Spray Market are GlaxoSmithKline plc, Sanofi S.A., Bayer AG, Merck & Co., Inc., Novartis AG, Johnson & Johnson Services, Inc., Pfizer Inc., Procter & Gamble, AstraZeneca Plc., NeilMed Pharmaceuticals Inc., Church & Dwight Co., Inc., and Neurelis, Inc. GlaxoSmithKline leads the market with its Flonase brand accounting for over 20% market share.
1. Source: Coherent Market Insights, Public sources, Desk research
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