12/29/22 Update: A retailer we've purchased from, IsraelPharm, is offering 10% off 3 boxes of Enovid through 12/31/22. We have no connection with the company other than as a customer.
Our Enovid Covid nasal spray review is based on our use of the product over the past month, both in the U.S. and while traveling in Europe. As we wrote in Where are the COVID-19 Nasal Sprays, there's a gap in the tool arsenal against Covid-19 that we have available in the U.S. This might sound odd, since we've had face masks since early in the pandemic, then mRNA vaccines that are highly effective against serious illness and death, and now Paxlovid as an oral antiviral medication to be taken within five days of developing symptoms. But the gap is prophylactic, since sometimes it's not possible to wear an N95 or KF94 face mask in all situations, for example a long plane flight or time in an airport, when you need to drink or eat something. Enter the Enovid nasal spray made in Israel and invented by Canadian company SaNOtize, which uses nitric oxide to destroy the virus and prevent viral replication.
We bought our vials of Enovid from Israel Pharm, which charges $45 per 25 ml. bottle (free shipping when buying at least two bottles). At time of writing, Enovid is back in stock, with the current expiration date of October 6, 2023. Each bottle is said to contain a 1 month supply, and that was accurate for us when using as directed, spraying twice in each nostril twice a day. The shipment took about one week to reach us from Israel.
I won't pretend that it's very pleasant using the product, as there's a slight stinging sensation when using as directed (slightly inhaling when spraying each nostril). The stinging is temporary, just for a few seconds. Our son doesn't like it, although he tolerates it.
So Far COVID Negative
While it could be luck, we've remained negative for Covid while using the product, even while in Denmark, where we did have some meals indoors and were in relatively crowded areas such as Tivoli. No one in Denmark, apart from a few foreigners, was wearing face masks during our visit. We were especially focused on not becoming infected with Covid because our son had to test negative before attending a summer camp, which he did. We can't prove it, but we suspect our family's use of Enovid helped his odds.
If you've used Enovid or another COVID-19 nasal spray, what was your experience?
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