15 best throat sprays

*Review of the best according to the editorial board. About the selection criteria. This material is subjective, not an advertisement and does not serve as a guide to purchase. Before buying it, it is necessary to consult with a specialist.

Both adults and children are often faced with a sore throat. The condition can be so severe that it becomes difficult to eat, drink or speak. In this case, do not do without the use of pills, lollipops, gargle solutions and throat sprays. The latter have a number of advantages:

  1. ease of use;
  2. Acts immediately after spraying;
  3. At the same time you can treat the pharynx, tonsils, the side walls of the pharynx;
  4. The active ingredients do not enter the systemic bloodstream.

Sprays for the throat can have anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, analgesic, moisturizing effect. Active and auxiliary components in the composition relieve unpleasant symptoms and help to get rid of the disease completely in a short time, in the absence of aggravating factors. In this review, we will look at the best throat sprays with different mechanisms of action.

Rating of the best throat sprays

Nominationplaceproduct namePrice
Best antiseptic throat sprays1Septolete Total283 €
2Strepsils Plus222 €
3Jox-Teva237 €
4Miramistin spray bottle244 €
5Stopangin220 €
6Lugol85 €
Best analgesic throat sprays1Theraflu LAR266 €
2Tantum Verde291 €
3Oralsept276 €
4Anti-Angin formula244 €
5Anguidak254 €
6Cameton72 €
The best throat sprays with natural ingredients1Aqualor throat266 €
2Aqua Maris Strong for the throat249 €
3Aquirin Oral102 €

Best antiseptic throat sprays

Antiseptic throat sprays are characterized by a wide range of antimicrobial action. Popular with pharmaceutical companies are the following active ingredients: cetylpyridinium chloride, amyl methacresol, povidone iodine, hexatidine.

Septolete Total

Popularity Rating:* 4.9


Pharmaceutical company KRKA (Slovenia) produces Septolete Total throat spray. It contains two active principles: cetylpyridinium chloride (antiseptic) and benzidamine (an NSAID from the indazole group). Among the excipients there is peppermint leaf oil. Antiseptic, local anaesthetic, anti-inflammatory.

Septollete Total is sold in a small (30 ml) plastic vial with a pump and spray head to which the applicator tube (spray tip) and a colored protective cap are attached. The drug is applied after meals. It is recommended that you open your mouth wide, point the applicator tube there, hold your breath, and press the spray head 2 times. One bottle with 250 doses.

People with a sore throat note that the spray Septolete Total quickly eliminates pain and inflammation. In not neglected cases it can completely solve the problem. But many people don’t like its taste. It is very harsh, chemical and irritating. Also, some people are uncomfortable with the short spray spout. Although doctors claim that this design allows to deliver the active substances in the right places.


  • Effective combined composition;
  • Special applicator tube;
  • protective cap;
  • It relieves pain and inflammation;
  • lasts for a long time.


  • product taste.

Strepsils Plus

Popularity Rating:* 4.8


British drug Strepsil Plus contains: amyl methacresol, dichlorobenzyl alcohol, lidocaine. This throat spray has antiseptic, local anesthetic and anti-edema effects. It is suitable for treatment of laryngitis, pharyngitis, hoarseness, and inflammation of the mucous membrane of the mouth and gums. The drug is approved for use from 12 years of age.

The Strepsils Plus glass bottle has a capacity of only 20 ml. It looks unusual. The plastic white cap occupies a large part, under which the dispensing device is hidden. Liquid for spraying has a saturated red color. To get one dose of the medicine you need to press the head of the bottle 2 times. During the day, you can irrigate the problem area no more than 6 times with an interval between manipulations of 3 hours.

In reviews, patients report that immediately after using Strepsils Plus spray, a freezing effect (feeling of numbness) is created. After 15 minutes there is a pleasant analgesic effect. With its antiseptic tasks this spray also copes perfectly. But you should clearly follow the instructions, otherwise if you abuse this product will severely dry out the mucosa (alcohol in the composition).


  • 2 antiseptic + anesthetic;
  • The original appearance of the bottle;
  • Easy to use dispenser;
  • Not a bad pain reliever;
  • effective antiseptic action.


  • Alcohol can dry the mucosa.


Popularity Rating:* 4.7


The Czech branch of the Teva pharmaceutical company produces Jox. It contains povidone iodine and allantoin. This spray has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory effects. Has a wide range of antimicrobial action. It is used topically in diseases of the oral cavity and in ENT practice in adults and children over 8 years.

Iox is sold in 30 ml plastic bottles, complete with a mechanical atomizer and lid. Inside the container is a liquid of the color of iodine. It has an acrid menthol-iodine aroma. The dispenser does not spray in small drops, but gives out a directed stream. The drug is used 2-4 times a day, one injection right and left in the mouth and pharynx. This medication should not be swallowed.

People who have used Yox are very complimentary about this spray in their reviews. They note that this drug helps to significantly alleviate the condition and halt the spread of the pathological process within 1-2 days. It relieves pain very effectively and quickly, but immediately after application the feeling is not the most pleasant. Despite this, many people tolerate this drug well, although allergic reactions to iodine are not excluded.


  • a wide range of antimicrobial action;
  • Quickly improves the condition;
  • effectively anesthetizes;
  • Easy to use dispenser.


  • taste and a strong burning sensation after application;
  • Iodine allergies are possible.

Miramistin spray bottle

Popularity Rating:* 4.6


The Russian manufacturer Infamed produces a solution of Miramistin. It can be used as an antiseptic throat spray. The drug is approved for use in adults and children from 3 years of age. Miramistin has a broad spectrum of antimicrobial action. It is often used for the treatment of acute and chronic tonsillitis, pharyngitis, laryngitis.

Sold in polyethylene bottles with a spray nozzle. The drug is a colorless transparent liquid, tasteless and odorless. To irrigate the throat with Miramistin it is enough to press the spray nozzle 3-4 times. The drug does not cause local irritation or allergic reactions.

Reviews about Miramistin are predominantly positive. Many people like the versatility of the antiseptic. Even after curing your throat, you don’t have to throw away the rest of it. When using it in otorhinolaryngology, it has proved to be the best. However, it should be borne in mind that with prolonged use it can severely dry the mucosa of the upper respiratory tract.


  • An antiseptic with a broad method of application;
  • tasteless, odorless;
  • Quickly suppresses the pathological process in the ENT organs;
  • Does not cause allergies.


  • May dry the mucosa if applied for an extended period of time.


Popularity Rating:* 4.6


Pharmaceutical company Teva produces another effective spray for the throat – Stopangin. The main active ingredient of this drug is hexatidine. Among the auxiliary components can be found the following essential oils: anise, eucalyptus, orange blossom, sassafras, peppermint. This antiseptic also has antifungal activity and analgesic properties when applied to the mucosa.

Stopangin is available in 30 ml plastic opaque bottles with a mechanical atomizer and a cap. Includes applicator. The taste of Stopangin is quite specific – a combination of alcohol and herbs. It is recommended to spray the drug 2 times a day for 5-7 days. It should be done after a meal. Duration of action of the drug – 10-12 hours.

Angina patients praise Stopangin spray in their reviews. Due to the thick oily structure, the medicine is well fixed on the walls of the throat and does not drip. Stopangin dispenses very well. In the acute phase, it relieves pain, but not for long. Many people also like the enveloping effect of this remedy and the fact that it is not addictive.


  • Hexatidine + set of essential oils;
  • Has a pronounced antimicrobial activity;
  • It is pain relieving, enveloping;
  • Acts for 10-12 hours;
  • Not addictive.


  • Strong specific taste.


Popularity Rating:* 4.5


Valentis Pharmaceutical Company (Lithuania) produces Lugol throat spray. It is an iodine-containing antiseptic agent. Suitable for adults and children over 5 years. The drug helps to get rid of discomfort in the throat, protects the mucous membrane from pathogenic microorganisms, keeps the mucous membrane moist.

Lugol is sold in dark glass bottles of 50 ml. It comes with an atomizing tip. The product is slightly viscous, brownish-reddish in color. Smell of the product is pure iodine. Taste – slightly peppery iodine with a slight sweetness. The drug is used topically 4-6 times a day. The throat is irrigated by pressing the spray head once.

About Ljugol spray encountered mostly positive reviews. Many consider it one of the best for sore throats and sore throats. The shape of the spray makes it very easy to use. Positive result does not take long to achieve. But to avoid the development of “iodism” and other unpleasant symptoms, you need to follow the instructions clearly.

Advantages of

  • Iodine-based antiseptic agent;
  • Suitable for the treatment of children from 5 years of age;
  • Acts quickly;
  • The drug is minimally toxic;
  • Keeps the mucosa moist.


  • drug taste and smell.

The best analgesic throat sprays

Most often, analgesic throat sprays contain substances with a pronounced local anesthetic effect (lidocaine, tetracaine) or NSAIDs (benzidamine).

Theraflu LAR

popularity rating:* 4.9


The Swiss-made throat spray Theraflu LAR contains benzoxonium chloride and lidocaine hydrochloride. The first component has antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral action. And the second one is responsible for the reduction of soreness in the throat when swallowing against the background of inflammation. In children’s practice it is allowed to use from 4 years old.

Theraflu LAR is available in a very compact bottle that holds 30 ml. Includes nebulizer nozzle. It is small, with rounded edges, safe for oral contact. During a squirt, the medicine is sprayed in a cloud. The maximum number of sprays allowed per day is 3-6. Adults can take 4 sprays at a time, children 2-3. Taste is menthol, with a slight bitterness.

Consumers in reviews note that Teraflu LAR spray is very effective in relieving pain in the throat and gets rid of a dry cough. Loss of sensitivity in the mouth for 20-30 minutes. It is easy to use and fast acting. It is usually well tolerated, but there are cases of allergic reaction. Also, if this spray is used for more than 14 consecutive days, a reversible brown discoloration of the tongue or teeth may be observed.


  • It has an effective analgesic effect
  • relieves inflammation;
  • Compact bottle;
  • A handy sprayer;
  • Available for children as young as 4 years old.


  • Can stain the teeth or tongue if used for a long time.

Tantum Verde

Popularity Rating:* 4.8


Italian drug Tantum Verde contains benzidamine, which refers to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. This throat spray has anti-inflammatory, topical analgesic and antiseptic effects against a wide range of microorganisms. It is approved for adults and children from 3 years old.

Tantum Verde spray is a handy compact plastic bottle with a pump, complete with a folding spout for dosing the drug. The medicine is dispensed by pressing the green button. The solution is delivered in the form of a jet. It smells herbal and tastes sweet with a slight hint of bitterness. The number of permissible doses differs depending on age, but the treatments themselves are allowed for all every 1.5 to 3 hours.

According to reviews, the spray Tantum Verde very effectively eliminates pain and inflammation in the throat. It is very economical and lasts for a long time. If the process is not neglected, it is possible to cure the throat with this drug in 3-4 days. To speed up the process, you can first rinse your throat with chamomile infusion before spraying Tantum Verde. Usually this spray is well tolerated, but occasionally it can provoke dryness and burning in the mouth.


  • Effective benzidamine in the composition;
  • Convenient swivel spout;
  • fairly mild taste;
  • Rapidly relieves pain;
  • It is suitable for children from the age of 3.


  • May cause dryness and burning in the mouth.


Popularity Rating:* 4.7


Manufacturer Replekpharm (Macedonia) produces a quality analogue of Tantum Verde – Oralsept. They have the same active ingredient, benzidamine. Has anti-inflammatory and local anesthetic effect, antiseptic (against a wide range of microorganisms), as well as antifungal properties. It is used in pediatrics from 3 years old.

The spray bottle of Oralsept also looks very similar to Tantum Verde, only in other colors. It contains 30 ml of medication and has a convenient swivel spout for dispensing. To get a portion of the drug, you need to use the pressure mechanism on the lid. The taste and smell is distinctly minty, but it is quite pleasant and does not hurt the throat. The dosage of the drug depends on the age of the patient.

Many people say that Oralsept is great for sore throats. It is easy to use and quite comfortable. But it is important to ensure that during the procedure the spout was strictly horizontal. Otherwise, if it is moved down a little, the spray will not irrigate the throat, but will leak into the hands. Tolerability of Oralsept spray is usually good, even in children. But occasionally it can cause dry, burning mouth or laryngospasm.


  • A quality analogue to Tantum Verde;
  • A handy bottle and swivel spout;
  • the taste is quite mild;
  • quickly relieves pain;
  • It relieves the inflammatory process;
  • children like it.


  • Can sometimes cause dryness, burning sensation in the mouth, or laryngospasm.

Anti-angin formula

Popularity Rating:* 4.7


The Anti-Angin Formula Throat Spray is produced in the Netherlands. It contains chlorhexidine bigluconate and tetracaine hydrochloride. The latter has a local anesthetic effect, due to which it is possible to achieve excellent pain relief. And chlorhexidine is responsible for the bactericidal and bacteriostatic action. This spray is used for the treatment of adults and children from 10 years of age.

Anti-Angin is sold in plastic vials of 25 ml, which corresponds to 100 doses of the drug. Does not have a dispensing tube (spout). The lid has an opening for spraying. The medicine has a pleasant enough taste, like a mint. But once it gets on the mucosa, it hurts my throat a lot at first. The drug is sprayed while holding your breath. Adults may repeat the treatment up to 6 times a day, and children up to 3 times.

Persons treated with Anti-Angin spray, in their reviews, note that in the beginning, tears may even come out after irrigating the throat. But very soon comes pain relief and a pleasant minty aftertaste. Relief develops quickly and lasts for several hours. This drug is excellent in the early stages of the disease and prevents further development of the pathological process.


  • Good combination of anesthetic and antiseptic;
  • It is a quick pain reliever;
  • A pleasant minty aftertaste;
  • Keeps sore throat comfortable for several hours.


  • absence of a dispensing tube;
  • In the first seconds it makes my throat hurt very badly after spraying.


Popularity Rating:* 4.7


Popular with otolaryngologists and patients is the Russian drug Angidak. This is a domestic generic of the imported Tantum Verde. The spray contains benzidamine, which has an anti-inflammatory, local anesthetic effect, restores microcirculation, and exhibits antimicrobial activity. Angidac is approved for use in adults and children over 3 years of age.

The bottle of Angidac spray is very similar to Tantum Verde, but in white and blue colors. It also has a convenient swivel spout, which does not need to be removed each time after the procedure. Anguidac is available in 15 ml or 30 ml bottles. The drug is used topically after meals. Procedures can be repeated from 2 to 6 times a day, but children and adults do a different number of squirts.

Many people in the reviews note that the spray Anguidak rather pleasant minty taste. Although there may be some discomfort immediately after irrigation, it passes very quickly and there is pleasant pain relief. This product noticeably speeds up the healing process. Angidac is usually well tolerated, but in rare cases may provoke laryngospasm or the appearance of dry, burning mouth.


  • The domestic analogue of Tantum Verde;
  • Convenient bottle and dispensing cannula;
  • provides fast pain relief;
  • It has a pleasant enough taste;
  • suitable for children from 3 years old.


  • May cause laryngospasm, dryness, burning sensation in the mouth.


Popularity Rating:* 4.6


Pharmaceutical company Samaramedprom produces Cameton spray. The composition of this drug includes the following active ingredients: chlorobutanol, camphor, levomenthol, eucalyptus leaf oil. The spray has a pronounced analgesic effect and is widely used for combined therapy of various pathologies of ENT organs.

Cameton is sold in dark glass bottles of 30 ml, sealed with a spray nozzle with a cap. The drug is an oily liquid with a specific odor. Spray can be administered independently of inhalation or exhalation. Manipulations must be performed after meals. Adults get 2 to 4 sprays left and right in 1 application.

Reviews about Cameton spray are mostly positive. Consumers like its affordable price and effectiveness. For many people it helps both with common colds of the throat, and from exacerbations of tonsillitis. Opinions differ as to the taste and flavor of this remedy. Some people find it quite gentle and pleasant. And others use it through force, because after irrigating the remedy for the first time it strongly hurts the throat.


  • The effective combination formulation;
  • convenient swivel spout;
  • quickly relieves pain;
  • Eliminates inflammation.


  • Mild burning and tingling may occur.

Best throat sprays with natural ingredients

Among the natural ingredients that make up sprays for the throat, there are often extracts, essential oils of medicinal plants and seawater. More prophylactic and hygienic applications.

Aqualor throat

Popularity Rating:* 4.9

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The composition of the Swedish product Aqualor throat contains natural sea water, as well as extracts of chamomile and aloe. Due to the hypertonic solution of seawater the swelling of the mucous membrane is reduced. And the plant extracts reduce inflammation and have an antimicrobial effect. Such medicine is used for therapy of adults and children from half a year of age.

Akvalor throat is sold in metal bottles of 50 or 125 ml, which have an anatomical nozzle that sprays like a “shower. The bottle contains a transparent liquid without color, which has a faint aroma of chamomile and a salty taste. Procedure of lavage of pathological foci with Akvalor throat should be carried out at least 4 times a day. After irrigation, you can not eat or drink for 30-40 minutes.

Many parents rave about this spray. This is a real godsend for children who do not know how to gargle on their own or do not like to gargle. The composition of this product is safe, and it works very effectively. Aqualor can be used for therapeutic and preventive purposes. This spray is excellent for getting rid of dryness in the throat.


  • safe composition;
  • A great alternative to throat rinses;
  • Suitable for children from six months of age;
  • can be used for treatment and prevention;
  • Perfectly moistens the mucous membrane.


  • Flimsy nozzle.

Aqua Maris Strong for throat

Popularity Rating:* 4.8


Croatian manufacturer Jadran produces Aqua Maris Strong throat spray. It contains sterile, hypertonic seawater solution. Its purpose can be hygienic, therapeutic or prophylactic. With its help it is possible to clean the mucous membrane, eliminate irritation and protect it from negative factors. Also due to this product the local immunity increases.

Aqua Maris Strong is sold in 30 ml dark glass vials with a special spray nozzle. The container is filled with a clear, colorless solution that smells slightly of seawater. The dispensing spout is convenient, swiveling. This spray is designed to treat adults and children from 12 months. Injections are made by directing the sprayer to the back of the pharynx.

About the spray Aqua Maris Strong for throat there are mostly positive reviews. However, parents note that for very young children it should be used with caution so as not to cause laryngospasm. This product is very helpful in the early stages of the disease or in the complex treatment of tonsillitis and other serious pathologies of ENT organs.

Advantages of

  • natural composition;
  • Cleans and moisturizes the mucosa perfectly;
  • Promotes local immunity;
  • Suitable for children from 1 year old.


  • Can sometimes cause laryngospasm in small children.

Aquirin Oral

Popularity Rating:* 4.7


Russian manufacturer Bionor-Pharma produces Aquirin Oral spray. Means contain 11 natural ingredients (extracts, oils and tinctures of medicinal plants). It is intended for preventive and hygienic care of the mouth and throat. The spray is approved for use in adults and children from 2.5 years of age. This remedy softens the mucous membrane, facilitates breathing, increases local immunity.

Aquirin Oral is sold in dark glass bottles of 25 ml, complete with a spray tip. The contents of the container – a light brown liquid with a distinctive herbal smell. It is recommended to spray the solution at the moment of deep inhalation for 1-2 seconds. Irrigation is carried out 2-3 times a day. From the first use, the contents of the bottle can be stored for 14 days.

According to reviews, the spray Aquirin Oral is effective in the initial stages of the disease or for preventive purposes. It is effective in calming farting, relieves inflammation, and improves breath odor. But it should be borne in mind that in neglected cases it may be weak. Also, after irrigation, there is often a temporary burning of the mucosa.


  • A large set of natural ingredients;
  • Convenient bottle and spray tip;
  • softens the mucosa;
  • eases breathing;
  • Suitable for children from 2.5 years old.


  • shelf life after opening – 14 days;
  • Causes temporary burning of the mucosa.

*Popularity rating is based on an analysis of wordstat demand data..

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