Throat Sprays Market Size & Share, by Type (Anti-Inflammatory, Anesthetics, Pain Relief, Anti-Bacterial, Natural Extract); Closures (Aerosol Sprays, Pump & Dispensers); Capacity (5 ml, 10-15 ml, 20-30 ml, >30 ml); Distribution Channel (Retail Stores, Drug Stores, Hospital Pharmacies, Online Pharmacies) - Global Supply & Demand Analysis, Growth Forecasts, Statistics Report 2023-2033

  • Report ID: 4385
  • Published Date: Feb 14, 2023
  • Report Format: PDF, PPT

Global Throat Sprays Market Definition

Throat sprays are simply used to treat sore throats. The advantage of a throat spray is that it also helps with symptoms other than a sore throat, such as a cough. A cough or whooping cough often makes your throat feel worse, so using a throat spray to relieve the cough is really helpful. Throat sprays are sprayed directly into the mouth to relieve inflammation in the throat tissues. The user spits out additional medication after the spray has remained in the throat for the period mentioned in the package labeling.

Global Throat Sprays Market: Key Insights

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Base Year Market Size (2022)

~ USD 474 Million

Forecast Year Market Size (2033)

~ USD 588 Million

Regional Scope

  • North America (U.S., and Canada)
  • Latin America (Mexico, Argentina, Rest of Latin America)
  • Asia-Pacific (Japan, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia, Rest of Asia-Pacific)
  • Europe (U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Russia, NORDIC, Rest of Europe)
  • Middle East and Africa (Israel, GCC North Africa, South Africa, Rest of Middle East and Africa)

Global Throat Sprays Market Size, Forecast, and Trend Highlights Over 2023 - 2033

The global throat sprays market is estimated to garner a revenue of ~USD 588 Million by the end of 2033 by growing at a CAGR of ~4% over the forecast period, i.e., 2023 – 2033. Further, the market generated a revenue of ~USD 474 Million in the year 2022. The growth of the market is primarily attributed to the growing number of people suffering from asthma as well as the increasing count of several types of respiratory diseases across the globe. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), globally, approximately 262 million individuals have been suffering from asthma.

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The growing prevalence of viruses causing throat congestion as well as inflammation along with the number of pertussis (whooping cough) cases are projected to boost the throat sprays market in the upcoming years.

Global Throat Sprays Market: Growth Drivers and Challenges

Growth Drivers

  • Rising Level of Air Pollution - Chemicals or other contaminants that are harmful to plants, animals, and people collectively constitute air pollution. A significant proportion of air pollution is caused by humans, in the context of emissions from factories, planes, cars, or aerosol cans. Air pollution is most prevalent in large cities, where emissions from numerous sources are coupled. The rising level of air pollution results in several health and respiratory problems which is expected to propel the throat sprays market in the forecasted period. As per the World Health Organization, nearly all of the world's population (99%) breathes air that is unhealthy and surpasses WHO air quality guidelines. In addition, 17% of higher-income nations experience nitrogen dioxide issues.

  • Rise in Prevalence of Strep Throat Problem – As per a report, every year, approximately 610 million people worldwide contract strep throat, with many of them being children.

  • Upsurge in Rhinitis – Each year, the occurrence of rhinitis ranged from 2% to 64% worldwide.

  • Spike in Upper Respiratory Infections – For instance, in the global burden of diseases 2019 study, incident cases of upper respiratory infections (URIs) reached nearly 17 billion in 2019, accounting for 41% of all cases.

  • Increasing Geriatric Population - As per the World Health Organization (WHO), the global population of people over the age of 60 is expected to reach 1.4 billion by 2030.


  • Overdosing of Throat Sprays – patients with a history of breathing disorders may be particularly at risk when treated with the throat sprays/benzocaine sprays. It is necessary to carefully examine for signs of methemoglobinemia in patients before prescribing benzocaine sprays.
  • Availability of Alternatives
  • Competition Among Manufacturers

The global throat sprays market is segmented and analyzed for demand and supply by type into anti-inflammatory throat sprays, anesthetics throat sprays, pain relief throat sprays, anti-bacterial throat sprays, and natural extract throat sprays. Out of these, the anesthetics throat sprays segment is anticipated to significantly grow over the forecast period owing to the high number of seasonal infections, influenza spread, and its fast relief actions to soothe the targeted area pain relief of sore throat. As per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, each season, approximately 8% of the United States population becomes sick as a result of flu, with a spectrum of 3% to 11% based on the season.

Global Throat Sprays Market Regional Synopsis

The North America throat sprays market, amongst the market in all the other regions, is projected to hold the largest market share by the end of 2033, backed by the presence of various major throat sprays manufacturers, a huge number of public awareness campaigns aimed at reducing infectious diseases, and the growing population of elderly people in the region. For instance, the number of adults aged 65 and over had increased by nearly 53 million in 2021, and it is expected to reach 86 million by 2050.

Market Segmentation

Our in-depth analysis of the global throat sprays market includes the following segments:

    By Type

  • Anti-Inflammatory Throat Sprays
  • Anesthetics Throat Sprays
  • Pain Relief Throat Sprays
  • Anti-Bacterial Throat Sprays
  • Natural Extract Throat Sprays

    By Closures

  • Aerosol Sprays
  • Pump & Dispensers

     By Capacity

  • 5 ml
  • 10-15 ml
  • 20-30 ml
  • >30 ml

    By Distribution Channel

  • Retail Stores
  • Drug Stores
  • Hospital Pharmacies
  • Online Pharmacies

Top Featured Companies Dominating the Global Throat Sprays Market

  • Cipla Limited

    • Company Overview
    • Business Strategy
    • Key Product Offerings
    • Financial Performance
    • Key Performance Indicators
    • Risk Analysis
    • Recent Development
    • Regional Presence
    • SWOT Analysis
  • Reckitt Benckiser Group PLC
  • Procter & Gamble Company
  • Prestige Consumer Healthcare Inc.
  • Purdue Pharma L.P.
  • Marinomed Biotech AG
  • Biocidin Botanicals
  • Melcare Biomedical Pty Ltd
  • Ursatec GmbH
  • Puressentiel UK Ltd


In the News

  • Prestige Consumer Healthcare Inc. - announced the acquisition of TheraTears and other over-the-counter consumer brands.

  • URSATEC GmbH - launched an effective melatonin sleeping spray without using a single preservative. This product is estimated to deliver quick relief and boost the quality of sleep

Author Credits:  Radhika Gupta, Shivam Bhutani

  • Report ID: 4385
  • Published Date: Feb 14, 2023
  • Report Format: PDF, PPT

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Rising level of air pollution, rise in prevalence of strep throat problem, upsurge in rhinitis, and spike in upper respiratory infections are some major factors driving the growth of the market.

The market is anticipated to attain a CAGR of ~4% over the forecast period, i.e., 2023 – 2033.

Overdosing of throat sprays, availability of alternatives, and competition among manufacturers are estimated to hamper the market growth.

The market in North America is projected to hold the largest market share by the end of 2033 and provide more business opportunities in the future.

The major players in the market are Cipla Limited, Reckitt Benckiser Group PLC, Procter & Gamble Company, Prestige Consumer Healthcare Inc., Purdue Pharma L.P., Marinomed Biotech AG, Biocidin Botanicals, and others.

The company profiles are selected based on the revenues generated from the product segment, geographical presence of the company which determine the revenue generating capacity as well as the new products being launched into the market by the company.

The market is segmented by type, closures, capacity, distribution channel, and by region.

The anesthetics throat sprays segment is anticipated to garner the largest market size by the end of 2033 and display significant growth opportunities.

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