Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I use a Nampon for my nosebleed?

Nampons were made specifically to treat nosebleeds.  Unlike more common methods, such as tissues or tampons, Nampons feature a safe and tested clotting agent that helps to stop the bleed fast.  Furthermore, Nampons expand when placed inside the nose to provide pressure on the wound from the inside.  Lastly, Nampons are non-stick, so unlike cotton products they wont stick and restart the bleed when removed.

Can I buy Nampons in a drugstore or grocery store?

Nampons are only available online at or though Amazon or at this time. 

Do Nampons expire and, if so, when? 

Nampons will remain sterile and effective in their packaging for three years from date of manufacture. Expiration date information is provided on the bottom of each box.

Do Nampons have a smell or taste?

Nampons do not have any odor or taste associated with them and leave no residue when removed.

Can Nampons be used to help nosebleeds from bleeding disorders, like HHT?

Definitely.  Nampons have been reported to be very effective at treating nosebleeds for people with Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia (HHT), Van Wildenberg disease, nasal polyps and many other diseases and illnesses where nosebleeds may occur.

What is m•doc

m•doc or micro-dispersed oxidized cellulose is a proprietary form of oxidized cellulose impregnated into every Nampon nasal plug. Oxidized cellulose is well known blood stopping agent which has been in use since the 1940’s.

Is m•doc FDA cleared and what is the reg number?

The m•doc powder was cleared in 2002 by FDA for topical control of bleeding in K010933. Nampons are a 510k exempt device under regulation number 874.4780 (FDA product code LYA – Intranasal splint)

Are there any allergies that interact with Nampons or m-doc™?

There are no known contraindications or allergic reactions from Nampons.

Are there any medications that interact with Nampons or m-doc™?

There are no known contraindications.

How long has m.doc been used as a clotting agent in hospitals and the army?

Oxidized cellulose has been in use as blood stopping agent since the 1940’s

Are Nampons intended for posterior or anterior nosebleeds?

Nampons are intended to treat anterior nosebleeds, which are the most common form of nosebleeds.  For posterior nosebleeds, which are deeper in the back of the nose and more serious, we recommend seeking medical attention immediately.

How do you know if the nosebleed is too heavy for Nampons and requires medical attention?

If the bleed is not stopped within 10-15 minutes after inserting a single Nampon, or if the bleeding starts to run down the throat after tilting the head forward and causes choking, please seek medical attention immediately.

Are Nampons biodegradable?  Can they be flushed?

Unfortunately, Nampons are not biodegradable and should be disposed in the garbage, not toilet, after use. 

How can I become a distributor for Nampons?

Please complete our distributor form by clicking here.