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Aerospan (Flunisolide Hemihydrate Inhalation) - Summary

 
 



AEROSPAN SUMMARY

AEROSPAN™
(flunisolide HFA, 80 mcg)
Inhalation Aerosol

Flunisolide hemihydrate, the active component of AEROSPANTM (flunisolide HFA, 80 mcg) Inhalation Aerosol, is a corticosteroid.

AEROSPAN Inhalation Aerosol is indicated for the maintenance treatment of asthma as prophylactic therapy in adult and pediatric patients 6 years of age and older. AEROSPAN Inhalation Aerosol is also indicated for asthma patients requiring oral corticosteroid therapy, where adding AEROSPAN Inhalation Aerosol may reduce or eliminate the need for oral corticosteroids.

AEROSPAN Inhalation Aerosol is NOT indicated for the relief of acute bronchospasm.


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Media Articles Related to Aerospan (Flunisolide Inhalation)

New test can diagnose asthma, even in the absence of symptoms
Source: Respiratory / Asthma News From Medical News Today [2014.04.18]
Using just a single drop of blood, a team of University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers has developed a faster, cheaper and more accurate tool for diagnosing even mild cases of asthma.

Enzyme involved in the regulation of immune system T cells is a promising target to treat asthma and cancer
Source: Respiratory / Asthma News From Medical News Today [2014.04.15]
In experiments with mice, Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center scientists have identified an enzyme involved in the regulation of immune system T cells that could be a useful target in treating asthma...

Different Childhood Asthma Phenotypes, Different Strategies
Source: Medscape Allergy & Clinical Immunology Headlines [2014.04.14]
Different childhood asthm/a phenotypes respond differently to inhaled anti-inflammatory medications, suggesting a need for differential treatment strategies.
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Hospital readmission for asthma increased by air pollution from traffic
Source: Respiratory / Asthma News From Medical News Today [2014.03.30]
Higher exposure to traffic-related air pollution (TRAP) dramatically increases the odds of readmission to the hospital for asthma - but only for white children, according to a new Cincinnati...

Decline in preterm births and asthma linked with smoking bans
Source: Smoking / Quit Smoking News From Medical News Today [2014.03.28]
The first analysis to assess the impact of smoking bans on children's health reveals that introduction of smoke-free laws is linked with decreased rates of preterm births.

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Published Studies Related to Aerospan (Flunisolide Inhalation)

Linear growth and bone maturation are unaffected by 1 year of therapy with inhaled flunisolide hydrofluoroalkane in prepubescent children with mild persistent asthma: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. [2011.10]
BACKGROUND: Inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) are the preferred long-term therapy for subjects with persistent asthma. However, concerns remain about potential effects of long-term ICS use on growth in children. OBJECTIVE: To determine the effect of 1 year of inhalation therapy with flunisolide hydrofluoroalkane (HFA) on growth velocity and bone maturation in children with mild persistent asthma... CONCLUSIONS: In this study, flunisolide HFA did not suppress growth or bone maturation at the highest approved dose for children with persistent asthma. Copyright (c) 2011 American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

Intranasal flunisolide treatment in patients with non-allergic rhinitis. [2011.04]
Non-allergic rhinitis (NAR) is a heterogeneous disease, characterized by nasal hyperreactivity and inflammation...

High-dose inhaled flunisolide versus budesonide in the treatment of acute asthma exacerbations in preschool-age children. [2009.04]
The role of inhaled corticosteroids in asthma exacerbation is debated. We compared high doses of nebulized budesonide versus high doses of nebulized flunisolide, in association with a short-acting beta-2-agonist, in the treatment of moderate asthma exacerbation in preschool children... High doses of inhaled flunisolide and budesonide are both effective in the management of moderate asthma exacerbations in pre-school-age children, but the flunisolide therapeutic effect was faster than budesonide.

Strength and endurance of the respiratory and handgrip muscles after the use of flunisolide in normal subjects. [2007.07]
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effects of the inhaled flunisolide upon the strength and endurance of the respiratory and peripheral muscles of normal subjects... CONCLUSION: Inhalation of flunisolide by normal subjects for 1 month does not cause any acute or clinically perceived effect in the peripheral or respiratory muscles.

Inhaled flunisolide suppresses the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenocortical axis, but has minimal systemic immune effects in healthy cats. [2006.01]
Feline bronchial disease is commonly treated with oral glucocorticoids (OGC), which might be contraindicated in cats with certain infectious, endocrine, renal, or cardiac diseases...

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Clinical Trials Related to Aerospan (Flunisolide Inhalation)

Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award [Recruiting]
Asthmatics have inflammation in the large airways (tubes through which air travels in and out of the lungs). The large airways are located in the central lung. New research shows that asthmatics also have inflammation in the small airways. The small airways are located in the peripheral lung (the parts of the lung away from the central lung).

Until now, most of the inhaled medications available have been made up of big particles that never reach the peripheral lung. The purpose of this study is to try to measure the level of inflammation in the peripheral lung in asthmatics and see if this inflammation can be decreased with different types of inhaled corticosteroids. The investigators will check airway inflammation before and after use of an inhaled corticosteroid that has a large particle size and should only reach the large airways (Flunisolide-CFC), and before and after use of an inhaled, small particle corticosteroid that should reach both the large and small airways (Flunisolide-HFA).

Subjects will make 6 study visits over two phases of the study. In the first phase, the investigators will collect baseline information about subjects while they are using placebo (inactive substance). In the second phase, subjects will take either the large or small particle corticosteroid.

Visits will involve questionnaires and various tests measuring lung function (such as spirometry, forced oscillation, and methacholine challenge). Exhaled nitric oxide will be measured as an indication of inflammation. Subjects will also measure and make note of lung function at home twice daily using a peak expiratory flow meter. Two of the visits will involve fiberoptic bronchoscopy so that the investigators may collect cells and tissue samples without surgery. Another two of the visits will involve the use of high resolution computed tomography (HRCT) scans to indirectly evaluate disease in distant parts of the lungs.

Validation Of Preference Module Of Experience With Allergic Rhinitis Nasal Sprays Questionnaire (EARNS-Q) [Completed]
The objective of this cross-over study is to validate the Preference Module of the EARNS-Q in adult subjects (>=18 years of age) with Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis (SAR) taking beclomethasone dipropionate and beclomethasone dipropionate and flunisolide.

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