NASAREL( (flunisolide) Nasal Spray, 29 mcg For Intranasal Use Only Rx Only
Flunisolide, the active component of NASAREL nasal spray, is an anti-inflammatory glucocorticosteroid with the chemical name: 6(alpha)-fluoro-11(beta),16(alpha),17,21 tetrahydroxypregna-1,4-diene-3,20-dione cyclic 16,17-acetal with acetone, hemihydrate.
NASAREL is indicated for the management of the nasal symptoms of seasonal or perennial rhinitis.
Media Articles Related to Nasarel (Flunisolide Nasal)
Review Article Examines Sublingual Immunotherapy For Treatment Of Allergic Rhinitis And Asthma
Source: Allergy News From Medical News Today [2013.03.28]
In an examination of a type of treatment for allergic rhinitis and asthma that is used in Europe but not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, researchers found moderate strength in the evidence from previous studies to support the use of sublingual immunotherapy for the treatment of these conditions, according to an article in the March 27 issue of JAMA...
News From The Annals Of Internal Medicine: Feb. 19, 2013
Source: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine News From Medical News Today [2013.02.20]
1. Acupuncture May be an Effective Alternative for Treating Seasonal Allergies Patients receiving acupuncture treatments for seasonal allergic rhinitis reported statistically significant improvements in symptoms and decreased use of medication compared to patients having standard treatment or sham acupuncture, but the clinical significance of the observed improvements is uncertain...
Published Studies Related to Nasarel (Flunisolide Nasal)
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.
Intranasal flunisolide treatment in children with adenoidal hypertrophy. [2007.10]
Adenoidal hypertrophy (AH) represents one of the most frequent indications for surgery in children and it has been proposed that treatment with intranasal corticosteroids can decrease the size of AH.In conclusion, this preliminary study demonstrates that an 8-week treatment with intranasal flunisolide is significantly associated with reduction of AH, thus preventing the recurrence to adenoidectomy, and is safe.
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...
Clinical Trials Related to Nasarel (Flunisolide Nasal)
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
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
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.
PATIENT REVIEWS / RATINGS / COMMENTS
Based on a total of 1 ratings/reviews, Nasarel has an overall score of 10. The effectiveness score is 10 and the side effect score is 10. The scores are on ten point scale: 10 - best, 1 - worst.
Nasarel review by 56 year old female patient
|Overall rating:|| || |
|Effectiveness:|| || Highly Effective|
|Side effects:|| || No Side Effects|
|Condition / reason:|| || rhinitis|
|Dosage & duration:|| || 1 spray per nostril, 29 mcg flunisolide (dosage frequency: every day, once per day) for the period of 5 years|
|Other conditions:|| || none|
|Other drugs taken:|| || none|
|Benefits:|| || Prior to using this spray, I had year round nasal problems: unable to breathe out of one or both nostrils. The symptoms were particularly bad during the summer, and whenever I was in a laying down position. The symptoms greatly interfered with my sleep. When using this spray on a regular basis, my nostrils are completely clear most of the time, and I have minimal nasal problems during my allergy season.|
|Side effects:|| || None|
|Comments:|| || I believe the recommended dose is two sprays per nostril twice a day. I found that a "maintenance" level of only one spray per nostril each day on works for me.|
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