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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)

COPD, Asthma May Up Risk for Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Source: Medscape Allergy & Clinical Immunology Headlines [2014.11.20]
A population-based study showed a significantly higher incidence of Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis in people with asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Medscape Medical News

Pioneering research aims to reduce asthma deaths in the UK
Source: Respiratory / Asthma News From Medical News Today [2014.11.19]
Leading researcher Dr. Andrew Wilson from the University of East Anglia has been awarded £1.

Heart attack an elevated risk for patients with active asthma
Source: Respiratory / Asthma News From Medical News Today [2014.11.19]
Patients with active asthma - such as any use of asthma medications, and unscheduled office or emergency visits for asthma - are at a twofold risk of having a heart attack, according to Mayo Clinic...

Coaching parents over the phone improves children's asthma treatment
Source: Respiratory / Asthma News From Medical News Today [2014.11.18]
Managing childhood asthma is difficult. Rather than giving daily medications - even when children feel well - many parents treat asthma only when symptoms become severe.

Asthma Raises Heart Attack Risk, Research Suggests
Source: MedicineNet Heart Attack Specialty [2014.11.17]
Title: Asthma Raises Heart Attack Risk, Research Suggests
Category: Health News
Created: 11/16/2014 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 11/17/2014 12:00:00 AM

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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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